Blizzard Announces Overwatch's Next Hero: Ana

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Get ready for heal-snipes. Blizzard today revealed the next playable character in Overwatch, and as had been rumored, it’s a long-range healer. Meet Ana.


Ana, who is Pharah’s mother and a sniper support character, has a Biotic rifle that both heals allies and does “ongoing damage” to enemies. She’s also got a sleep dart (putting enemies to bed), a biotic grenade that works similarly to her rifle, and an ability called Nano Boost that buffs allies’ speed, attack, and defense.

There’s no release date for Ana yet, but Blizzard says she’s coming soon. Check out some gameplay footage (RIP McCree):

And here’s her origin story:

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really like her character design