New Overwatch Hero Revealed: Ana, the Support Sniper


Blizzard has officially revealed the next Overwatch hero: Ana, a sniper with the ability to both heal and harm. According to Ana’s bio on the Overwatch site, her abilities are as follows:

  • Ana’s Biotic Rifle snipes enemies, but can also snipe teammates for quick healing.
  • Ana can fire a Sleep Dart that will instantly knock out any enemy combatant, though taking damage will wake them up.
  • Ana’s Biotic Grenade deals AoE damage to enemies while also creating a brief healing field for allies. Allies in the field receive increased healing for a brief time, while opponents in the field are unable to be healed.
  • Ana’s Ultimate is the Nano Boost, a special blast she can fire at her teammates. Any ally buffed with the Nano Boost deals increased damage, receives less damage, and moves faster for a few moments.

Also, fun fact, Ana is Pharah’s mother. The battlefield’s about to get a little awkward. No concrete release date on Ana yet, but Blizzard says she will be added to the game soon.

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