Overwatch introduced a new character named Orisa on March 5th on the PTR. The hero represents an “anchoring tank,” as Jeff Kaplan, the director of Overwatch stated. The hero has a particular move set which affixes her to her allies, assuring their protection and buffing them in turns. She has a massive killer gun which can fire from a great distance.
Nevertheless, in a fight one-on-one, she does not represent a huge threat. She is unyielding but not strong enough to solo-tank. She depends on the strategy of her team. After playing numerous PTR games, some of Orisa’s weaknesses and strengths are revealed. The skills of Orisa remind players of Zarya. Her deadly gun has a massive range and is easy to aim from afar.
Orisa can cause tremendous damage, just like Bastion. “Fortify” provides her temporary armor which is bound to reduce the intake of harm. She is bound to offer a protective barrier of 900 HP which also encircles her allies to protect them too. Just like Zarya’s, Orisa’s fire “Halt” represents a small “graviton surge” which can be deployed every 7 seconds.
This represents a projectile gravity sphere which is meant to pull all the enemies located in her vicinity and to slow them down. The “Halt” ability is one of her best features. By implementing this force, she can pull enemies who are hiding in plain sight. This ability is the most useful one because it can gather all the enemies in one place so that the entire team can focus fire and annihilate them.
The new hero it also uses a sentry mode Bastion. Some players prefer to use it to reveal whether there is an enemy hiding, and when they are discovered, Orisa will take them down by using her primary fire. Another fun thing about the new character is to pull snipers off ledges. The new hero does not pick heroes through Reinhardt’s shield.
The ultimate attack of Orisa is a “supercharger” which boosts the damage power of the team. The hero can use the skill buffing allies with blue energy threads. Surprisingly for enemies, the lines suggest where the supercharger is found, and thus, they can go after it and destroy it. On the map of defense, the “supercharger” will become a significant counter for the cohesive pushes of the enemies.
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