Overwatch - Orisa

Overwatch‘s Game Director, Jeff Kaplan, dropped a Developer Update for us yesterday. And within it, the game’s next character: Orisa.

Bring in the Newest Tank

Orisa is the latest to be introduced into the game’s Tank class, and is rated as at 2 out of 3 stars in terms of difficulty. Here’s her description:

“Orisa serves as the central anchor of her team, and defends her teammates from the frontline with a protective barrier. She can attack from long range, fortify her own defenses, launch graviton charges to slow and move enemies, and deploy a Supercharger to boost the damage output of multiple allies at once.”

And, her move set:

Fusion Driver:

Orisa’s automatic projectile cannon delivers sustained damage, but slows her movement while she fires it.


Orisa temporarily reduces damage she takes, and cannot be affected by action-impairing effects.


Orisa launches a graviton charge which she can detonate, slowing nearby enemies and pulling them towards the explosion.

Protective Barrier:

Orisa throws out a stationary barrier that can protect her and her allies from enemy fire.


Orisa deploys a device to increase damage inflicted by allies within her line of sight.

The character is now available to try out via Overwatch‘s Public Test Region. You can head here for details. Otherwise, checkout Jeff’s video below where he breaks the character down for us.

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.