Blizzard Announces New Healer and Map for Overwatch, Premier Next Animated Short

Leigh Mccormick
November 4, 2017

Overwatch's newest upcoming map is a insane theme park full of World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Starcraft and other Blizzard games' lore. 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.

Moira's full set of powers were revealed following her surprise announcement at Blizzcon. You can get a sampling of Moira's abilities in the trailer above, though we don't know when we'll be able to play her outside of Blizzcon yet. She's essentially Mercy's dark counterpart - she's a healer, but she's got an edgier look, and is a former member of the shadowy Blackwatch division. Blizard has already launched the hero page for Moira which details her skills. Much like Reaper, however, she also has her Fade ability, which allows her to teleport across a short distance.

Coalescence - Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies. Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan said it's a hybrid map - having both assault and payload elements.

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No word yet on when Moira will hit PTR, but expect her to be a bit controversial (just like nearly all new Overwatch characters). The map, titled Blizzard world, will be a theme park that is based off of the various IPs from Blizzard.

Finally, we leave you with this new Overwatch short called "Honor and Glory" that tells the emotional - seriously, there might be tears - story of how Reinhardt and his brother fought during the Omnic wars.

Huh. Do you think there's a Heroes of the Storm ride at Blizzard World?

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