Blizzard has revealed that the next hero to enter the Overwatch is Orisa, a creation of robotics prodigy Efi Oladele.
Orisa is a four-legged robot outfitted for maximum fortification built from scraps of the city’s decommissioned OR15 defence bots. The sixth tank in the game, she is all about protecting her teammates rather than the flanking tank style of Roadhog or self-protection of D.Va.
She’s built for making a stand with her entire team, and her abilities are geared toward protecting and enabling a group of nearby allies. Her barrier provides something to hide behind when it’s time to make a push, and her Supercharger ultimate gives her teammates a compelling reason to stay nearby for a coordinated assault.
Abilities-wise, Orisa sports the following
Fusion Driver, an automatic gun with good range and accuracy even at a distance. In a trade off, while firing she won’t be able to walk as fast as usual making her a slow moving target. Her alternate fire,
Her alternate fire, Halt!, launches a graviton charge across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.
Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defense, reducing damage taken and making her unstoppable for a short time. She can throw a device that creates a curved, stationary
Protective Barrier, perfect for intercepting projectiles and shielding teammates. Lastly, as her ultimate ability, Orisa deploys a high-powered
Supercharger that beams a buff to allies within its range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.