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A new hero and new map are heading to Overwatch.

As Blizzard revealed during the opening ceremony at Blizzcon, Overwatch is due for a huge new batch of content in the coming weeks.

First up is Moira O’Deorain, a support character capable of dealing a ton of damage in a crisis. Moira wields two Biotic Orbs, allowing her to heal allies with the orb in her left hand and use the Biotic Grasp of her right hand to sap enemies’ health and recover her own energy. Moira can also launch a rebounding Biotic Orb and choose its effect: it can either heal the allies it passes through, or add a decay effect that deals damage to the enemies it touches. Moira’s Ultimate, Coalescence, extends her abilities into a long-range beam that both heals allies and damages enemies, even through barriers. Finally, Moira can Fade and teleport a short distance.

Moira is playable at Blizzcon, so we can likely expect to see her on the PTR fairly soon.

On top of that, there’s a new map heading to the game early next year. Dubbed BlizzardWorld, the map is a fun mashup of many of Blizzard’s games, re-imagined in a theme park. Fans of Blizzard games will spot references to Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and more in this imaginary Blizzard-styled theme park that becomes the battleground for Overwatch‘s heroes and villains.

BlizzardWorld is a hybrid Assault and Payload map, and will be released in early 2018. We can expect it to be playable on the PTR “soon.”

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Source: Blizzcon 2017


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Overwatch’s newest hero is everything fans wanted

A new hero and a new map are heading to Overwatch.

By Emma Schaefer | 11/3/2017 12:30 PM PT

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A new hero and new map are heading to Overwatch.

As Blizzard revealed during the opening ceremony at Blizzcon, Overwatch is due for a huge new batch of content in the coming weeks.

First up is Moira O’Deorain, a support character capable of dealing a ton of damage in a crisis. Moira wields two Biotic Orbs, allowing her to heal allies with the orb in her left hand and use the Biotic Grasp of her right hand to sap enemies’ health and recover her own energy. Moira can also launch a rebounding Biotic Orb and choose its effect: it can either heal the allies it passes through, or add a decay effect that deals damage to the enemies it touches. Moira’s Ultimate, Coalescence, extends her abilities into a long-range beam that both heals allies and damages enemies, even through barriers. Finally, Moira can Fade and teleport a short distance.

Moira is playable at Blizzcon, so we can likely expect to see her on the PTR fairly soon.

On top of that, there’s a new map heading to the game early next year. Dubbed BlizzardWorld, the map is a fun mashup of many of Blizzard’s games, re-imagined in a theme park. Fans of Blizzard games will spot references to Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and more in this imaginary Blizzard-styled theme park that becomes the battleground for Overwatch‘s heroes and villains.

BlizzardWorld is a hybrid Assault and Payload map, and will be released in early 2018. We can expect it to be playable on the PTR “soon.”

Read More

Source: Blizzcon 2017



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM