New Overwatch hero Orisa will go live Tuesday, 21st March, Blizzard has announced. Otherwise known as this time next week.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Overwatch’s newest hero!
Orisa activates: 3.21.2017
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 14, 2017
Orisa has been playable on the Public Test Realm since 2nd March. She – it – is the robotic centaur-like creation made by girl genius Efi Oladele to protect Numbani following an attack by Doomfist.
Orisa is a tank with some interesting new abilities. First off, she tanks from mid-range rather than on the front line, projecting barriers at locations while laying down considerable holding fire with her huge-clip automatic weapon.
She also has potential for some great environmental kills with her gravity ball, which she fires and which pulls enemies towards it when detonated. You could fire it into the well-space on the Ilios Well map, for instance, then detonate, pulling nearby enemies in.
On top of that she can nullify Reinhardt charges, as well as other knockback abilities, with her Fortify ability.
Her ultimate ability is an odd one too: she drops a kind of oversized magical drum that boosts nearby allies’ damage – but they have to be in its line of sight. The drum can also be destroyed.
It’ll be interesting to see how she mixes things up!