New Overwatch Hero, Ana, Revealed in Gameplay & Origins Videos

July 12, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Following some teases, Blizzard has officially announced that Ana Amari is the next hero to join Overwatch.

An elite sniper, Ana is one of the founding members of Overwatch and will be available starting today through a Public Test Realm on PC. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, she’s listed as coming soon.

Here’s a look at Ana’s abilities:

  • Biotic Rifle – Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.
  • Sleep Dart – Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).
  • Biotic Grenade – Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.
  • Nano Boost – After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

As for Ana’s story, she was considered to be the world’s best sniper and, following the success of the original mission, served for many years as Strike Commander Morrison’s second-in-command. Remaining in active duty into her fifties, Ana was thought to be killed by Widowmaker during a hostage rescue mission, but instead she was seriously injured and lost her right eye.

During recovery, Ana chose to remain out of the world’s conflicts, only changing her mind when people threatened her city and the innocents around her.

[Source: Play Overwatch]