Last week Blizzard finally revealed Overwatch‘s 24th hero, and thankfully it wasn’t a little girl. It wasn’t Doomfist either, which kind of sucks. But hey, a robotic spider-tank thing named Orisa is pretty cool too.
As soon as the character was announced, she entered the game’s PC Public Test Realm, where the developer likes to test things out before they go live. Usually, new heroes make the jump from the PTR to the main game in about a week, but Orisa’s debut will reportedly take a little longer.
This sad bit of news comes from the game’s director Jeff Kaplan, who recently took to a forum post to explain the delay:
“Just to clarify, we’re leaving Orisa on the PTR for a little while. We’re getting great feedback and fixing a lot of issues. I know this feels a little longer than other PTR periods, but we think it will be for the better. We know how anxious you all are to have Orisa join your ranks… and she will soon… but most likely she will go live later in the month rather than this early.”
I haven’t had the chance to play around with her yet, but from what I’ve seen, Orisa’s main weapon has some really decent stopping power at medium to long range, and that makes me very, very happy.