Introducing Orisa – Overwatch 3.21.17 Patch

March 21, 2017 8:19 pm

Hauling in the new content with their new Omnic Centaur Tank

Blizzard has released their newest Content patch and the biggest news in it is the new Hero to join the Fight, Orisa the newly constructed Omnic Guardian of Numbai. She is a Highly mobile Tank Hero with abilities that let here hamper the movement of her enemies and let her move unimpeded by their efforts while she positions for big plays on her Teams behalf. All in all she seems like something of a mix between Lucio and Reinhardt, able to get around and prevent damage to her allies while she sets up for her Supercharge, but that’s just a generalization, lets get down to her abilities!

  • Fusion Driver –
    Similar to D. Va Orisa has a constant output on her primary weapon, with the only drawback being that while she fires her movement speed is slowed
  • Fortify –
    A Self buff that reduces damage taken and gives her immunity to any movement impairment that might afflict her otherwise
  • Halt! –
    A fire and Detonate ability that can be used to pull back enemies in range to the spot where it exploded
  • Protective Barrier –
    Similar to Reinhardt’s shield except instead of carrying it with her she drops it on the ground where it lasts a short while or until destroyed
  • Ultimate – Supercharge –
    Orisa drops a stationary device that serves as a buffer between her and her allies, buffing the attack power to anyone within line of sight of her and it

Other Patch Notes

Along with the new hero the PC and console versions of the game are getting a few tweaks to balance and Bug Fixes, here are a few of the Important things you should be aware of.

Competitive Play

  • On Route 66, the attacking team is now given 60 additional seconds after pushing the payload to the first checkpoint, bringing in line with the other escort missions

Hero Buffs

  • Junkrat –
    No longer hurts himself with his own primary fire, Total Mayhem
  • Sombra –
    Translocator Cooldown reduced from 6 to 4, and other abilities received better team communication
  • Winston –
    Barrier Projector now starts when placed instead of when its duration ends
  • Zenyatta –
    Alternate fire Orb of Destruction Cooldown reduced from 1 Second to .6 and spread removed

Hero Nerfs

  • Ana –
    Primary Fire Biotic Rifle damage decreased from 80 to 60
  • Bastion –
    Damage reduction while in Sentry mode reduced from 35% to 20% (on Console)
  • Zarya –
    Personal and Party Barrier no longer prevents Knockback

With most of the other fixes being to clarity or minor Bug fixes that should get you up to speed on whats going on in Overwatch, so you can go in prepared for the new hero you need to face or fight along side.