18
Jul
2016

Overwatch’s new hero, Ana, now live for all PC players

Overwatch’s first post-launch hero, the support sniper Ana, is now available to all players on the Windows PC version of the game. A new patch released by Blizzard today adds Ana and a host of balance changes to the live version of Overwatch.

Ana was announced last week. She was available to play in Overwatch’s public test realm shortly thereafter.

Blizzard detailed the game’s latest patch (version 1.1.0.2) on the Overwatch forums. In addition to Ana’s wider availability on PC, Blizzard has implemented major balance changes to two heroes: Zenyatta and D.Va. Blizzard says those changes will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, but hasn’t specified a release date. Full details on the new Overwatch patch are available here.

Ana, the mother of Overwatch hero Pharah, is armed with a Biotic Rifle that heals allies and damages enemies from long range. She’s also equipped with a Biotic Grenade that, like her rifle, heals teammates and hurts enemies caught in its small area of effect. She’s also be armed with a Sleep Dart, which can knock enemies unconscious for a brief period. Ana’s ultimate ability, Nano Boost, sees her fire a dart at an ally and grant them faster movement, increased damage and improved resistance to incoming attacks.

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