Overwatch Heroes

[ALL] Overwatch Patch Notes – March 21, 2017

by Dash on March 21, 2017


A new patch is live bringing with it the new tank Hero Orisa, several balance changes, a new tiebreaker system for competitive matches, and balance changes that span multiple heroes and maps. To learn more check out the official release below.


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Patch Highlights:



New Hero: Orisa (Tank)




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, Efi—safe from harm.

Orisa is the sixth tank to join the Overwatch lineup, and much like her programming, her gameplay is engineered around protection. Her main weapon is a rapid-fire Fusion Driver, an automatic gun with good range and accuracy even at a distance—though it...
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[ALL] Overwatch Patch Notes - March 8, 2017

by Dash on March 8, 2017


A new minor patch has gone live bringing with it the much needed change to those abusing the Custom Game Mode.


To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.




General



Arcade


  • [Console Only] 1v1 Mystery Duel game mode is now available in the Arcade

Custom Games


  • Players can no longer gain EXP from skirmishes in custom games
  • AFK detection has been added to skirmishes in custom games
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Introducing Overwatch's 24th Hero, Orisa

by Dash on March 2, 2017


Orisa the newest hero to enter the fray in Overwatch. Created by brilliant the 11-year-old Efi Oladele Orisa protects Numbani armed with a Fusion Driver, an automatic machine gun that has some solid accuracy but at the cost of movement speed. But the Fusion Driver has a secondary fire dubbed Halt! This launches a graviton charge (think Zarya), slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.

Being that Orisa is a tank she naturally has a damage mitigation ability, Fortify. This ability boosts her defense, reduces damage taken and makes her unstoppable for a short period of time. She can also throw down a stationary curved shield for her allies called Protective Barrier. Finally, Orisa's ultimate ability is called Supercharger, it's a deployed device that beams a buff to allies within range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the enemy team. However, it can be destroyed by the enemy if left unguarded.

To learn more about the newest tank to Overwatch check out the two videos below.




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