Orisa Will Be Out in Overwatch Next Week

Orisa Will Be Out in Overwatch Next Week

Blizzard confirms release date for their newest character.

Blizzard officially confirmed today that their newest character will be properly available in Overwatch starting next week.

In a release promoting a behind-the-scenes video about Orisa, Blizzard revealed that Orisa's release date will be March 21 on all platforms. Orisa is currently available on Overwatch's test servers.

If you haven't been keeping an eye on Overwatch, Orisa is being positioned as a new tank character. Capable of raising formidable shields, she also carries a machine called a "fusion driver." Caty has fuller breakdown here.

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Orisa will be the third hero to join Overwatch since its launch, joining Sombra and Ana. Overwatch, of course, continues to be strong: It was our Game of the Year in 2016.

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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