Blizzard has revealed that the next hero to be added to the Overwatch roster will be Ana – a sniper support character.
Blizzard has described Ana as a “battle-scarred veteran who supports her teammates from a distance using a unique and highly specialized collection of weapons”. Ana was one of the original founding members of Overwatch, and mother to another playable character, Pharah. From the trailer it appears that she has some background with “Reaper” (Gabriel Reyes) and “Soldier: 76” (Jack Morrison), and it may have been Widowmaker who took her eye out.
Ana is a long range healer; her Biotic Rifle can both damage enemies and heal allies. She can put enemies to sleep for a short period through use of a Sleep Dart. Another weapon at her disposal is a Biotic Grenade. Similar to the rifle it can heal friendlies and hurt enemies in a small area. Ana’s ultimate is called Nano Boost – she shoots a dart at a friendly and it buffs their attack, speed, and they take less damage from enemies’ attacks. You can read up on all of these on Ana’s character page.
Blizzard has said previously that Ana and any further additional characters added to the game will be free.
So heroes, what do you think of Ana?