Overwatch is getting its first new character to add to the already impressive lineup, a sniper style character by the name of Ana.
Ana is one of Overwatch’s founding members, a veteran who retired for seven years. Ana has a range of weapons available at her disposable. Her primary weapon is her Biotec rifle which can be used at long range to fire darts that either heal her teammates or deal damage to enemies. Ana can also use Biotec grenades which, when detonated, will damage nearby enemies AND heal wounded teammates. The grenades have a small area of effect but have the added ability to enhance healing on allies and stop teammates from healing for a short amount of time. Ana also has a side arm that can fire a sleep dart to temporarily knock her enemies unconscious.
Ana also has a very interesting ultimate ability, Nano Boost, which transforms teammates into super soldiers granting faster movement, increased damage, and resistance to enemy attacks. This will be sure to turn the tide of a few battles!
There is no news on a specific release date yet but more information is set to be released soon. More information, screenshots and gameplay videos can be found on the Overwatch website.
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