Overwatch Adding New Character Moira, "Ambitious" Talon Geneticist

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime opens BlizzCon with message of inclusivity

On the official site, the Blizzard revealed some for the moves that Moira can take advantage of, as outlined below.

Blizzard has unveiled new content on the way to its popular hero-based first-person shooter (FPS) Overwatch, as a part of its annual BlizzCon conference.

The debut trailer for Moira reveals some of her backstory-including her ties to Talon as a geneticist-and unique skills that distinguish her from other characters. Further details on Moira can be viewed on her Overwatch hero page.

The next new hero is Moira, a highly mobile support healer that can dish out a load of damage.

Bionic 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. And her power is all in her hands: Her left hand heals allies, while the right hand does long-range damage.

The new Overwatch character also has a number of interesting abilities to augment her mysterious history. There's also a new animated short exploring the origins of hammer-wielding tank, Reinhardt.

Much like Reaper, however, she also has her Fade ability, which allows her to teleport across a short distance.

Finally, her ultimate ability is named Coalescence, and sees Moira combine both her healing and damage talents, channelling a long-range beam that bypasses all barriers and works with or against anybody it comes across. Blizzard World will come to Overwatch in early 2018 but director Jeff Kaplan promises that the new map will hit PTR "very, very soon". Blizzard World, as it is called, is a hybrid map that is part assault and part payload.

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