To the surprise of many, tank hero Orisa was revealed as the 24th hero to be introduced into Overwatch. Despite many rumours of Doomfist being next to join the ranks, Orisa was unveiled by director Jeff Kaplan, and players in the public test realm having shared their thoughts on the new character.
Coming via the official forums is a number of tips that players have offered up that have experienced Orisa as part of the PTR. Kicking matters off was user Rawflax, who in a lengthy post produced a series of hints on how to utlilize her, and using comparisons to existing heroes:
Orisa’s projectiles seem to travel at exactly the same speed as Mercy’s surprisingly damaging pistol, and have a similar projectile size. So, if you’re good with Mercy’s pistol, you’ll be good with this, but it’s fully auto and has a huge magazine. The magazine on primary fire takes a whopping 16 seconds to fully discharge. You do not need to reload very much. Oftentimes this will last for the entirety of a group fight without needing a reload.
RobotWizard meanwhile replied:
I kinda doubt her ult will stay at +50%, but… it doesn’t seem too powerful compared to other ults, so maybe…Fortify is pretty damn cool, but hard to time (at least for me). Her gun is a good solid weapon, and given the ammo, you should pretty much spam it all the time.
She’s pretty great, and very versatile while still having clear strengths as a main tank.
As a tank class character, Orisa looks set out to absorb as much damage as possible in order to help defend her team, given her origin story of being a security robot. Her primary weapon is wielding a projectile-based machine gun known as the Fusion Driver, which boasts the best range out of all other tank heroes. The Protective Barrier meanwhile will work similarly to fellow tanks Reinhardt’s shield or Winston’s bubble shield. Also, Orisa’s Fortify ability prevents her from being moved by opponents. As for her ultimate, Supercharger provides a damage boost for any allies in her line of sight.
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