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

04 November, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon

Blizzard World will come to Overwatch in early 2018 but director Jeff Kaplan promises that the new map will hit PTR "very, very soon".

"Moira's biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis". She can teleport - an ability called Fade - and she produces beams and orbs that heal and drain.

This means that, alongside Sombra, Reaper, and Widowmaker, Moira will be the most recent character in Overwatch to work for the sinister terrorist organization. You can get a sampling of Moira's abilities in the trailer above, though we don't know when we'll be able to play her outside of Blizzcon yet. She looks utterly badass, and we can't wait to see her skins, too. Blizard has already launched the hero page for Moira which details her skills.

No word yet on when Moira will hit PTR, but expect her to be a bit controversial (just like nearly all new Overwatch characters).

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Revealed in all her glory at Blizzcon 2017, you can find footage of Moira's backstory and a selection of her ominous powers in action below.

Furthermore, Blizzard showed off a new animated cinematic for Reinhardt, one of its more popular tank heroes, focussing on his backstory and his reasons for joining Overwatch.

Coalescence - Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies. Overwatch, StarCraft 2, World of WarCraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm all received updates big and small, and true to form, Blizzard accompany each big announcement with flashy videos.

What do you think of these latest additions to Overwatch?

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