Blizzard reveals new Overwatch female character Moira during BlizzCon 2017. The character is a healer who can also deal a huge amount of damage against her opponents.
Overwatch: Moira Abilities and Lore
Full name Moira O’Deorain, Overwatch‘s newest support character is described as “equal parts brilliant and controversial.” A scientist who specializes in genetic engineering, Moira wrote a paper “detailing a methodology for creating custom genetic programs that could alter DNA at a cellular level.”
Moira’s research had the potential to cure diseases but some questioned the ethics and blamed her scientific advancements for the Omnic Crisis. After the debacle damaged her reputation, Moira was quietly hired by the Overwatch covert ops division, Blackwatch. Then, after Overwatch disbanded Moira joined Talon as they offered to give her funding to continue her research.
Here are Moira’s abilities:
- Biotic Grasp: Moira uses biotic energy to heal her allies and can fire a long-range beam weapon to sap enemies’ health, healing herself and replenishing that biotic energy in the process.
- Biotic Orb: Moira can launch a “rebounding” biotic sphere that can either pass through allies and heal them or deal damage to enemies.
- Fade: Fade allows Moira to teleport short distances.
- Coalescence: Moira channels a long-range beam that can heal allies and go through barriers to damage enemies.
Though her backstory makes her a divisive figure amongst Overwatch‘s existing cast of characters, Overwatch players already love her. Fans are very much glad to have another damage dealing healer to play as. She’s the perfect combination of long-range healing sniper Ana and (battle) Mercy.
The fact that Moira is 48 also endears her to fans, who are glad for some more representation of older people in the game, especially as the representation of older female characters in games is few and far between.
The character’s running style even has people saying they can’t wait to become Moira mains – people say she runs just like Naruto. And as for her actual style? The dapper suit and tie outfits in her origins video above are also proving to be a hit.
The latest Overwatch hero will be available on the PC PTR (Public Test Region) first before Blizzard releases Moira on all platforms. Watch this space for the Moira release date.
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