It’s been a few weeks since Blizzard announced Orisa, the latest character to join the ranks of Overwatch’s heroes, and starting today she’ll finally be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the primary PC servers.
Orisa is a tank-class hero, meant to help soak up damage and defend softer and squishier allies. Her Ultimate ability, Supercharger, also allows her to dish out a temporary damage boost for her teammates, which can help save a late-minute attack or repel a final desperate push on defense.
Blizzard has had Orisa available on the game’s PTR (Public Test Region) servers since the character was first announced to give players some time to see how Orisa fit into the overall metagame and ensure balance, but today marks her addition to the actual primary servers and consoles.
Orisa won’t be added to the ranked Competitive mode until next week
There is a slight catch, however: in order to give players time to adjust to Orisa, Blizzard won’t be adding her to the ranked Competitive mode until next week. So players looking to try out the new hero will have to do so in the Quick Play, Arcade, and Play vs. AI modes for now.
Orisa is available as part of patch 1.9, which should be rolling out to Overwatch players on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 now.