Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:42pm 03/03/17 | 0 Comments
And so here we are, after a few weeks of speculation, the latest hero to join the Overwatch line-up is Orisa -- a four-legged robot. Created by the brilliant 11-year-old engineer named Efi in Numbani, from a discarded defence bot, Orisa is available to play right now on the Overwatch PTR on PC. Orisa is the sixth tank to join the line-up, wielding a chain-gun, that can fortify her defences, put up protective barriers, and even slow down enemy forces.
Here's the video explaining her origin story. One that yes, seems to be tied to the return of Doomfist. Hinting yet again that he might be the next character to join the ranks.
Orisa’s main weapon is her Fusion Driver, an automatic, rapid-fire chain gun with good range and accuracy even at distance—though it comes at a cost, as Orisa’s movement slows down whenever she fires. Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defence, reducing damage taken and allowing her to become unstoppable for a short time.
Halt launches a graviton sphere across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, and pulling them toward it when it detonates. Protective Barrier throws a device that creates a curved stationary barrier, perfect for deflecting projectiles and shielding teammates from the front, sides, and above. Lastly, Orisa’s ultimate ability, Supercharger, deploys a high-powered cylinder that beams a buff to allies within its range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team.
In terms of role, Orisa sounds like a fantastic addition to the game, clearly adding an alternative option to the only real defensive tank mainstay at the moment -- Reinhardt.
Finally, here's Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan introducing the game's 24th hero, Orisa.
As mentioned above, Orisa is currently available to play on the Overwatch PTR, which means it won't be long before she's added to the game. For a quick look at her abilities head over to her hero page.