BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon

by Edgar Hayes November 4, 2017, 0:37
BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon

There were three huge announcements given for Overwatch at BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment's yearly conference, this year.

BlizzCon 2017 is now in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center, and Blizzard used the show's opening ceremonies to reveal a ton of new Overwatch goodness. A trailer was also presented, showing off her abilities and playstyle.

After Overwatch's disbanding, Moira would move her operations to Oasis so that she could continue to fund her research and workings. She can teleport - an ability called Fade - and she produces beams and orbs that heal and drain. Moira is a new support that seems to use light and darkness both to heal and do damage, a bit similar to Zenyatta. We got a look at a new character, map, and a moving Reinhardt animated short.

She's got to balance these, though: using the healing attack, she expends energy, which is then replenished with her damaging attack, which also heals Moira.

Moira also has a Biotic Orb ability, which sees her launch a rebounding sphere which can either heal the allies it reaches, or steal health away from enemies that stand in its path.

Creative director Jeff Kaplan described the character something of a hybrid character, which is unusual for Overwatch. Her ultimate ability, Coalescence, lets her unleash a beam that will heal any allies caught in it, or deal damage to any foes caught inside of it.

The new map, Blizzard World, is a theme park packed with references to every other Blizzard property, from StarCraft to Lost Vikings. The map will be on the PTR soon and will go live in early 2018.

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