Check Out Overwatch‘s New Hero: Orisa, In Action

Overwatch‘s newest hero, Orisa is now live on the game’s Public Test Realm.

Blizzard revealed that the next hero to join the ranks of its online shooter Overwatch would be a tank hero named Orisa. The developer went ahead and put her up on the game’s Public Test Realm right away, and we got to play around with her a bit and check out what she brings to the table.

First up, here are her three main abilities, Fortify, Halt!, and Protective Barrier, and her ultimate: Superchager.

Many of Orisa’s abilities drawn inspiration from existing Overwatch heroes. Protective Barrier functions very similar to Reinhart’s shield, only it is a static item and Orisa can still attack and perform other actions while it is up. It also has considerably less health – only 900 compared to Reinhart’s 2000.

Halt! is like a mini-Zayra ultimate, sucking in enemies near its detonation location for a split second, while Supercharger is like a Mercy damage boost on steroids, applying the same 50% damage increase to all friendlies within range.

Fortify is her only truly original ability, giving her a damage reduction buff and making her unstoppable – no Lucio boops, Roadhog hooks, or Zayra Graviton Surges will affect you!

Her main gun is a minigun, and just like the Team Fortress 2‘s heavy, Orisa will slow down while firing. The bullets shot from her gun are also projectiles with a travel time, and not hit-scan like Bastion’s minigun.

Finally, here are some images of all of her epic and legendary skins:

Whether or not she will join the ever elusive “meta” remains to be seen. On the surface, she seems like a suitable substitute for Reinhart – she has less defensive potential but is backed up with more offensive utility. Tanks (with the exception of Winston) are already in a pretty strong place in Overwatch so she has a lot of competition.

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