Orisa Announced as New Overwatch Tank Hero

Well, all the speculation over who is the 24th hero to be introduced to Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch is over. Through all the Doomfist and Efi Oladele rumours and fan theories, the truth has finally been revealed.  The latest Character to be introduced to Overwatch is a robot guardian based on an OR15 created by Efi herself, called Orisa.

The developers have, of course released an update that goes into some detail on what Orisa will bring to the Overwatch table. (Shown below)

Orisa is a new type of hero for Overwatch in that she is entirely new. She’s been built now rather than being an existing fighter with their own history and backstory etc.

What we do know about her is this…

When Doomfist started causing trouble in Efi’s hometown, Numbani everyone become very scared and no-one stood up to him. Well, Efi Oladele was not going to do that. She knew that something had to be done. After the attack on Numbani Airport, Efi took the pieces home and started working on her creation. A robot she was going to build to save the people of Numbani.

Skills & Abilities

Fusion Driver

The Fusion Driver is Orisa’s primary weapon.  It’s a powerful weapon with a good range for a tank. It slows her down when she uses it but it is still a formidable weapon.

Fortify

Fortify, not only makes her a lot tougher but it also makes her immune to any crowd control (sleeps, stuns etc.)

Halt

Halt is an interesting skill. Orisa fires a ball of energy and enemies close by are drawn to it. It works like a smaller version of Zarya’s Ultimate ability. This move is perfect for ensuring that people are where you want them to be.

Protective Barrier

A shield based move like Reinhardt’s shield or Winston’s bubble except you can fire it where you want it to be. Within range of course.

Supercharger

Orisa’s Ultimate weapon, the Supercharger will increase the damage of friendly people within line of sight of the charger. Works like Mercy’s alt beam but everyone gets to play. It can be destroyed by your enemies though, so make sure it’s in a safe place.

So, that’s a brief introduction to Orisa the 24th Overwatch Hero. We have yet to see how she plays in the field but we’re very excited to give it a go. On a related matter, where is Doomfist now, and when will he pop up next. A special event maybe? Well, I think so.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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