A new hero is coming to Overwatch and this one’s name is Orisa. Orisa will be joining overwatch as the newest tank hero in the game, she is the sixth tank to join the Overwatch lineup. She is all about keeping her teammates safe and being a protector. This ties in well with what we get to see in her origin story.
Orisa – Origin Story
Blizzard writes in their ability overview that “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.”
Blizzard also uploaded a developer video which provides more details about the 24th hero in their game.
Orisa is available for testing now on the Overwatch Public Test Region [PTR]. If you’d like to try her out, simply download the PTR client via the Blizzard Desktop App and log-in.