New Overwatch Hero Revealed: Moira – here’s what we know so far…


Overwatch is getting a brand new playable character to add to the roster: Moira. You can check out the her trailer in the video above. She’s a rather formidable female, combining DPS and and healing to great effect. She was revealed at Blizzcon 2017 among a flurry of announcements, and is sure to mix things up when she is unleashed, although there isn’t currently any solid release date.

Here’s how her overview reads:

Moira’s biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis. While Biotic Grasp gives Moira short-range options, her Biotic Orbs contribute longer-range, hands-off damage and healing; she can also Fade to escape groups or remain close to allies in need of support. Once she’s charged Coalescence, Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies.

Blizzard also put a tonne of information on the Overwatch website regarding Moira, including a list of all her skills:

There’s also a fair amount of backstory regarding her role in the overall Overwatch universe.

Equal parts brilliant and controversial, scientist Moira O’Deorain is on the cutting edge of genetic engineering, searching for a way to rewrite the fundamental building blocks of life.

Over a decade ago, O’Deorain made waves when she published a controversial paper detailing a methodology for creating custom genetic programs that could alter DNA at a cellular level. It seemed like a promising step toward overcoming diseases and disorders and maximizing human potential.

Her full origin story can be watched here:

Can’t wait to play as Moira? Or is she already looking a little OP? Let us know what you think of Moira in the comments section below.