Orisa is Overwatch's 24th hero

After an entire week of teasers and rumors Blizzard has finally revealed Overwatch's 24th hero. As you can probably guess from the title alone, its going to be an Omnic tank by the name of Orisa. With very low mobility and a variety of ways to soak up damage it appears she's going to compete with Reinhardt for the spot of 'main tank', though whether she's going to work equally well on defense and offense is still up for debate.

If you're interested in learning more about Orisa (OR15-A) you'll find the recently posted Developer Update right below. But if you just want the short version, her hero profile page is now available on the Overwatch website. Anyway, here's the video:

Orisa is currently available for play on the Overwatch PTR, so if you want to give her a shot you don't have to wait until next week. To enter the PTR all you need to do is change the server region from your default one to the PTR, and then just wait out the download. Do bear in mind that the PTR is currently only available for the PC, though the developers are working on bringing it to the consoles in the future as well. 

And finally, here's the full set of rather brief patch notes from the PTR, and yes, there is a Bastion nerf in there! Here's the list:


Players can now disable or modify abilities activated with the secondary fire button


Bastion - Bastion now takes 20% less damage while in Configuration: Sentry or Tank (formerly 35%)

Mercy - New commendation card has been added, which tracks the amount of increased damage that’s done when boosting another player

Zarya - Particle and Projectile Barriers no longer protect from knockback



- When Teleporters, Shield Generators, and other player-owned objects are destroyed, the kill feed now properly displays the owner’s name


- Fixed a bug preventing Bastion and Torbjörn from taking a defensive position when turret abilities were disabled

Game Browser

- Fixed a bug that could cause certain settings to appear on the Custom Game’s information screen even though they were not being used

- Fixed an issue preventing values from the “Ultimate Generation” setting from being correctly displayed

- Heroes and maps are now sorted alphabetically under the “Find Game” filters in the Game Browser

- Fixed a bug preventing Bastion’s Self-Repair ability from being disabled in the Custom Game settings


- Fixed an issue preventing Bastion’s walking animation from being triggered while Self-Repair was in use

- McCree no longer receives credit toward his On Fire meter when his Flashbang is used against Mei’s Ice Wall

- Fixed an issue causing Zenyatta’s feet to clip through his robe with the Sanzang skin equipped

- Fixed a bug causing Reaper's shotguns and D.Va's mech to appear unusually large on the main menu


- Training bots that are destroyed in the Practice Range are now displayed in the kill feed

- Fixed a bug allowing more than one player to enter the Practice Range