Overwatch introduces a new character: watch the video

Chris Stead 14 July 2016

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Blizzard’s incredibly successful online first-person shooter Overwatch adds its first new character.

Overwatch’s concise, enjoyable and highly functional online first-person shooter Overwatch has been one of the year’s biggest success stories, finding millions of dedicated fans overnight and proving – yet again – that Blizzard is a developer at the top of its game. What helps separate the game from its peers is the large and diverse range of playable characters, which plug into the frantic gameplay in interesting and unique ways that inspire users to constantly switch their tactics and experiment with new strategies.

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Today Blizzard revealed the first new character for Overwatch, an Egyptian support character called Ana. She will be released for free in the coming weeks, after beta testing is concluded. Here are her attacks and abilities, as explained by Blizzard, and her announcement trailer:

Biotic Rifle

“Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.”

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Sleep Dart

“Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).”

Biotic Grenade

Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.

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Nano Boost

After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

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