They really knocked it out of the park with this one, and as the studio is getting ready to release another all-new playable character named Orisa, they've unveiled a behind-the-scenes video that explains the creation of the character and what she's meant to do within the context of the game. To celebrate, Blizzard released a brand new character introduction video on the official Overwatch Twitter page.
Orisa is an upcoming tank hero in Overwatch and she has quite a few tricks up her sleeve.
As it turns out, much of Orisa's inspiration came from Reinhardt and the role that he plays on a team. In fact the rest of Orisa's mechanical brothers and sisters were cast aside and forgotten precisely because they failed to protect the city from Doomfist, but Effi believed that with a little bit of tinkering, this mech could become something more.More news: Sarah Michelle Gellar thanks 'greatest fans' on Buffy the Vampire Slayer anniversary
"I know this feels a little longer than other PTR periods, but we think it will be for the better".
Fusion Driver: Orisa's automatic projectile cannon delivers sustained damage, but slows her movement while she fires it. As explained in the video, she was created to be a team anchor like Reinhardt, and once again I really love the thought and care that went into crafting this character.
Her Fortify ability boosts her personal defense, reducing damage taken and making her unstoppable for a short time.
"Halt!" allows Orisa to launch a mini-Graviton Surge to pull enemies close together briefly. She can throw a device that creates a curved, stationary Protective Barrier, ideal for intercepting projectiles and shielding teammates.