Overwatch hero Orisa joins the roster next week

By Shabana Arif
14 March 2017 16:52 GMT

The latest behind-the-scenes Overwatch video goes more in-depth with the newest hero, Orisa.

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Blizzard has announced the date that the newest Overwatch hero, Orisa, goes live. She’ll be ready to roll next week on Tuesday according to the official Twitter account.

In a behind-the-scenes look at the hero, the team talks more about her inspiration from a gameplay perspective, and her aesthetic design.

“We talked a lot about introducing another, what we like to call, anchor tank,” says game director Jeff Kaplan.

“We see a gothic Zarya, adds to it Bastion’s cannon, there was just a combination of cobbled-together parts, but it was instantly fun. And that’s how we knew we were on to a good hero.”

Orisa’s description on the Overwatch site describes her as a tank, and central anchor of her team, with a protective barrier for defence.

She has long range attacks, can bolster her own defenses, can slow enemies with graviton charges, and she can deploy a Supercharger to boost multiple team mates’ damage output.

“I think she’s a core character to the Overwatch lineup in terms of gameplay mechanics and functionality,” Kaplan continues. “She’s going to serve a really unique roll in Overwatch.”

Orisa joins the Overwatch roster on March 21.

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