Have you played Overwatch yet? If you haven’t, then we suggest you to do so. Earlier today, the game released their 24th hero — a robot tank called Orisa. She fights with a “fusion driver”. or a projectile machine gun. In a developer update video, Overwatch game developer Jeff Kaplan says her weapon has more range than nearly any other tank. She’s currently playable only to the PTR (Public Test Region).
The robot was created by the 11-year-old genius Efi Oladele, who crafted it from discarded robot parts in Numbani.
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Orisa’s overview describes her as the “central anchor of her team,” who defends with a protective barrier. Her “fortify” ability allows her to reduce incoming damage, and her protective barrier shields allies, like Zarya. Her “Halt!” attack is a sort mini-graviton surge that allows her to pull enemies from around corners or slow them down. And her ultimate ability is a supercharger that, when thrown, damage-boosts allies within line-of-sight.
Kaplan describes Orisa as an “anchor tank.” “We wanted another tank that teams could build around or position around,” he explained.
Check out her origin story below:
Here’s a gameplay from youtuber Stylosa: