Orisa : Overwatch’s Anchor Tank
The newest cast to Overwatch, Orisa, is getting everyone excited! And here’s what we know about her so far. She’s a tank whose primary objective is to defend her teammates with the use of barriers. Unlike previous tanks whose roles were designed to be slow moving, high health damage dealers; she’s more of the defensive or counter-offensive tank.
A different kind of Tank
“We wanted to have what we called an anchor tank: an alternative to Reinhardt. On the art side, our assistant art director wanted to explore new things. He really wanted to push the boundaries of what an Overwatch hero could look like,” said lead writer Michael Chu.
Orisa’s ability seems to revolve around being a hybrid of Ana and Zarya. A long range attacker who can fortify her own defenses as well as launch graviton charges which slow down her opponents. She is also able to deploy a Supercharger, which boosts the damage of multiple allies simultaneously.
With Orisa coming about, we can assume that the meta of the game might change again with the addition of a new character. Just how much will Orisa’s presence bring is what we will have to wait to see.