The 24th Overwatch Hero is Orisa, Watch Her Origin Story

March 2, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

Blizzard has announced that the 24th Overwatch hero is Orisa, who was built by eleven-year-old Efi Oladele from parts of one of Numbani’s short-lived OR15 defense robots. Orisa is available for testing on PC on the PTR, and will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future.

Here’s the overview for Orisa:

Orisa serves as the central anchor of her team, and defends her teammates from the frontline with a protective barrier. She can attack from long range, fortify her own defenses, launch graviton charges to slow and move enemies, and deploy a Supercharger to boost the damage output of multiple allies at once.

Abilities

  • Fusion Driver – Orisa’s automatic projectile cannon delivers sustained damage, but slows her movement while she fires it.
  • Fortify – Orisa temporarily reduces damage she takes, and cannot be affected by action-impairing effects.
  • Halt! – Orisa launches a graviton charge which she can detonate, slowing nearby enemies and pulling them towards the explosion.
  • Protective Barrier – Orisa throws out a stationary barrier that can protect her and her allies from enemy fire.
  • Supercharger – Orisa deploys a device to increase damage inflicted by allies within her line of sight.

To learn more about Orisa, check out this Developer Update video from Game Director Jeff Kaplan (skip to 3:45 for Orisa’s game mechanics and abilities):

Overwatch received an update earlier this week. You can read all the details over here.

What do you think of Orisa?

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