BlizzCon 2017: Who's Moira, Overwatch's New Hero?

BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon

The Overwatch: What's Next panel goes live at 3 PM Pacific Time, so we should have more information on Moira then.

Blizzard has revealed some significant new content for Overwatch as part of the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2017. A quick trailer shows what she brings to the table in battle. Her ability to heal will be resource based, and it will be fueled by the amount of damage that she does.

Biotic Orb - Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies. This skill is called Bionic Grasp, and the damaging energy can also heal Moira and restore her energy. Further details on Moira can be viewed on her Overwatch hero page. Her name is Moira and she is the latest support class hero for the popular FPS game. We got a look at a new character, map, and a moving Reinhardt animated short.

Creative director Jeff Kaplan described the character something of a hybrid character, which is unusual for Overwatch. Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemies' health, healing Moira and replenishing her biotic energy.

Much like Reaper, however, she also has her Fade ability, which allows her to teleport across a short distance. Her ultimate ability, Coalescence, lets her unleash a beam that will heal any allies caught in it, or deal damage to any foes caught inside of it.

In addition to a new hero, Overwatch will also be receiving a new map featuring a theme park based on different Blizzard properties.

Blizzard World will be part assault and part payload and released early next year.

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