Overwatch 2 artwork for the tank hero Ramattra from Null Sector

[Update #2]: Blizzard has now detailed Ramattra's every ability and his stance-shifting mechanics.

[Update]: Overwatch 2's first balance update has arrived with nerfs to Zarya, Genji, Sombra, as well as Junkrat for some reason.

If you bought into the recent wave of rumors stating that the next Overwatch 2 hero will be the giant Mauga first introduced in Baptiste's short story, I'm afraid you've been duped. It's not all that bad, however, as the freshly unveiled Ramattra is quite an interesting character as well!

Ramattra is the the leader of Null Sector, the Omnic extremist group working towards "creating a better world." He was first introduced back in 2019 as a part of the Storm Rising event's finale, though besides his incredibly brief conversation with Doomfist this is the first time we've actually learned something concrete about him and his ideology.

So if you're curious what exactly Overwatch 2's next tank is going to be all about, allow me to share with you Ramattra's origin story. Have a gander:

Ramattra's abilities and gameplay details have not been revealed just yet, though luckily it doesn't look like we'll have to wait all that long in order to find out more. I say this because Ramattra will be launching alongside Season 2 on December 6th!

Unlike Kiriko that was given to all Overwatch veterans for free, you'll need to either purchase the Premium Battle Pass in order to instantly unlock Ramattra, or reach level 55 on the free Battle Pass in order to get your hands on him. It's a bizarre restriction for a game that's all about hero swapping, but thankfully leveling through the Battle Pass is fairly easy, so even casual players should have Ramattra unlocked within a couple of weeks.

Once more information becomes available, ideally alongside a gameplay preview, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, enjoy the Halloween Terror event!