New Overwatch Map Blizzard World Coming in Early 2018

BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon

Blizzcon is in full swing, and Overwatch fans are getting both a new map and hero to play around with.

The debut trailer for Moira reveals some of her backstory-including her ties to Talon as a geneticist-and unique skills that distinguish her from other characters.

The new hero Moira does a great deal of healing and damage, and is kind of reminiscent of an evil Symmetra with her close-range homing beam and long-range orbs of pain. At the same time, she can use her biotic grasp as an attack to sap health from enemies to fuel her resources, or use her biotic orb AoE to deal damage to the enemy team instead of healing. Most significant is the newest member of the game's playable roster of characters, as the hero Moira was announced.

Last but not least, Blizzard also showed off a brand new 7-minute Overwatch animated short featuring the tank hero, Reinhardt. "Once she's charged Coalescence, Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies". It's not entirely clear how her abilities work, but it seems that she will function kind of like Zenyatta in that players will need to swap between damage and healing.


Fade is a fairly simple ability that sees Moira teleport a short distance. Her ultimate looks like a combined super-beam that heals all allies caught in it, or drains all enemies. Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan outright joked her name should be spelled "OPAF".

The new map is Blizzard World, a zany theme park map based on all of Blizzard's properties.

Blizzard World will be part assault and part payload and released early next year.

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