NEW OVERWATCH HERO PREVIEW: ORISA
Specially outfitted for maximum fortification, Orisa is a four-legged robot designed by a brilliant 11-year-old engineer named Efi Oladele to keep the peace in Numbani.
Built from the scraps of the city’s decommissioned OR15 defense bots, Orisa is still learning how to optimally perform her function. What she lacks in experience, she makes up for in her steadfast dedication to keeping her city—and her creator—safe from harm.
Orisa’s main weapon is her rapid-fire Fusion Driver, an automatic gun with good range and accuracy even at a distance—though it comes at a cost, as Orisa’s movement slows down while she fires. Her alternate fire, Halt!, launches a graviton charge across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.
Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defense, reducing damage taken and making her unstoppable for a short time. She can throw a device that creates a curved, stationary Protective Barrier, perfect for intercepting projectiles and shielding teammates. Lastly, as her ultimate ability, Orisa deploys a high-powered Supercharger that beams a buff to allies within its range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team.
Learn more about Orisa’s abilities and backstory on her official hero detail page.
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.
Her Fusion Driver packs a punch, but it’s also great at laying down suppressing fire. And while her barrier isn’t quite as durable as someone like Reinhardt’s, she’s able to perform other duties while it’s deployed.
Learn more about Orisa’s primary purpose and function in our latest Developer Update.
Orisa is available for testing right now on the Overwatch PTR!
If you’d like to take her for a spin and help us work out the kinks in her algorithms, simply log in to the Public Test Region, then head to our official forums to report your findings. Click here for more info.