New Overwatch Hero Ana Announced

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Overwatch Ana combat

Developer Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new playable character for their massively successful hero shooter Overwatch. The new hero is Ana Amari, the mother of playable character Pharah and a founding member of Overwatch.

In-game, Ana will play the role of a support sniper, able to fire at enemies for damage over time or at allies to heal them. Her secondary weapon is a sidearm that fires tranquilizer darts that temporarily put enemies to sleep, immobilizing them until they take damage. She can fire Biotic Grenades, which heal allies and damage enemies over time within an area of effect. Finally, her ultimate ability is called Nano Boost, and gives one ally a temporary boost to movement speed and damage output, while reducing the damage they take from attacks.

Ana’s abilities can be seen in action in Blizzard’s preview trailer for her:

You can learn more about her backstory here:

Blizzard has not announced when they will be adding Ana into Overwatch.

About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. Since then, he's owned every Nintendo console to be released. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Persona 4 Golden, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.




  • Mr0303

    I guess if she handled explosives, she’d be too much of a stereotype.

    • tBanzai

      She’s egyptian.

    • Mr0303

      Muslims in Egypt are 94.7% of the population, so my assertion remains true.

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  • Panpopo

    So this is Pharah’s mom? That’s pretty cool. It is interesting how the story of Overwatch is being told through these character reveals only.