After a short incubation period on Overwatch’s PTR, new support hero Moira is now available in the live game.
She’ll be available to all players during Blizzard’s upcoming free Overwatch weekend, which begins Nov. 17. Moira was first announced on Nov. 3 at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California. The Talon geneticist is still a mystery to a lot of Overwatch players, but with her release, we expect some new details on her lore and backstory.
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Here’s her kit:
Using her left hand, Moira expends biotic energy to heal allies in front of her. Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemies’ health, healing Moira and replenishing her biotic energy.
Moira launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies.
Moira quickly teleports a short distance.
Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies.
Adding a new healer to the game is certain to shake up the current Overwatch meta, which is seeing Mercy dominate. As always, Moira wouldn’t be immediately available in Overwatch’s Competitive Play. It’ll be a week until she’s unlocked there.