Overwatch Announces New Hero Orisa

Overwatch Announces New Hero Orisa

Blizzard has announced the newest member of hero shooter Overwatch. Named Orisa, she is a four-legged robot designed by a brilliant 11-year-old engineer named Efi Oladele to keep the peace in Numbani.

Orisa is the sixth tank to join the Overwatch lineup, and much like her programming, her gameplay is engineered around protection. She’s built for making a stand with her entire team, and her abilities are geared toward protecting and enabling a group of nearby allies. Her barrier provides something to hide behind when it’s time to make a push, and her Supercharger ultimate gives her teammates a compelling reason to stay nearby for a coordinated assault.

Orisa provides a tank role for teammates and her abilities are geared towards protecting and enabling nearby allies. Here are her abilities:

Orisa 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.

Time for the internet to erupt in discussion. Orisa is available now for players to test on the public test region on PC. No word on the full release date just yet. Thoughts on the new addition to the roster? Let us know!


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One comment on “Overwatch Announces New Hero Orisa”

  1. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    All the porn artists and loli fans will be sorely disappointed they can’t play as the girl……….or will they?

    On the bright side, Bastion/Orisa love fan-fiction will probably be a thing.

    Also, DOOOOOOOOOOMFIST!!! (TERRY CREWS)