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

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This means that, alongside Sombra, Reaper, and Widowmaker, Moira will be the most recent character in Overwatch to work for the sinister terrorist organization.

Hot off the tail of announcing a new map and a new hero at BlizzCon 2017, Overwatch brought out Overwatch voice actor Darin De Paul, the heart and soul behind beloved tank character Reinhardt, to debut the latest animated short. A trailer was also presented, showing off her abilities and playstyle. Able to alter DNA at a cellular level, it looked like one of the best steps to stamping out diseases and disorders that had ever been researched, but her peers weren't happy with the findings.

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The new hero Moira does a great deal of healing and damage, and is kind of reminiscent of an evil Symmetra with her close-range homing beam and long-range orbs of pain.

Biotic Orb - Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies. Using her left hand, she can give out biotic energy and heal allies that stand in front of her. Today's new animated short is no different, giving fans perspective on what made Reinhardt who he is today. Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemies' health, healing Moira and replenishing her biotic energy.

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Fade is a fairly simple ability that sees Moira teleport a short distance.

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

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