News Overwatch

Overwatch: New Hero & Patch Notes

Blizzard has dropped a new patch for Overwatch across PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 today. As well as including the usual bug fixes and game updates the new Tank character Orisa is now playable for everyone.

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 comes at a cost. Orisa’s movement slows down while she fires and players will need to plan for a lengthy reload time. Her alternate fire, Halt!, launches a graviton charge across the map, slowing nearby enemies as it passes, then pulling them toward it when it detonates.

More information can be found on the new Hero Orisa over on Blizzards website.

Included in the patch are some minor changes to Route 66 in Competitive play and some changes to some Hero’s moves including Ana, Bastion and Junkrat.

More information on the changes and the full patch notes can be found here.

About the author


Hi, I'm Krista (aka Leeks) & I’m from the UK. Gaming is a big part of my life & has been from a very young age. If I’m not gaming I can usually be found reading, listening to music, sleeping or searching for unicorns!