Overwatch‘s newest hero – Bandit boss Ashe – is now playable on the Public Test Region. While related in look to present cowboy McCree, Ashe appears to play a really completely different kind of mid-range game, and has one of the attention-grabbing final talents in Overwatch; she will be able to summon her right-hand robotic Bob onto the sector. He supplies cowl, prices at targets Reinhardt-style, or simply acts as an additional teammate for capturing or contesting aims. Being a gang chief means you can let your underlings do the heavy lifting for you. Below, her official introduction video.
Ashe’s principal weapon is a lever-action rifle that may be fired semi-auto from the hip, or slower whereas aiming down the sights. Somehow, aimed pictures additionally do extra harm, which isn’t fairly how weapons work however no matter – it’s additionally the cartoon space-future the place gorilla scientists are friends with cockney time travellers. Her first means is the Coach Gun – an enormous dumb shotgun which knocks targets again with big recoil, letting you pseudo-rocket-jump with it. Basically the Scout’s Force-A-Nature from Team Fortress 2, which is the most effective dumb shotgun this aspect of Doom 2. I approve.
Her secondary means is throwing dynamite. It’s a robust grenade kind assault which causes slightly harm over time as effectively (I assume dynamite is extra fiery than explodey sooner or later), and might be detonated early by taking pictures it. Ideally when it’s in mid air for max model. Her final is summoning Bob. Or B.O.B, formally. Blizzard have hinted that it stands for ‘Big Omnic Butler’, however one notably thirsty commenter on the character profile web page says that it ought to imply “Battery Operated Boytoy”. Yikes.
Bob is an enormous ol’ slab of beefy mustachioed metallic. While not the quickest or smartest, he has a much more tangible presence than most final talents. He can cost the place directed, knocking targets round and solely stopping when some map geometry forces him to. Once stopped, he’ll begin plugging away at targets together with his arm-cannons. Probably Bob’s most attention-grabbing trait is that he counts as a teammate for all goal functions, so you may have him stand on an goal level whilst you cowl him along with your rifle. Maybe not as artistic as Wrecking Ball, however nonetheless a enjoyable twist.
If you’re hankerin’ to affix Ashe’s Deadlock gang, simply hearth up Battle.web, flip over to your Overwatch web page and choose the Public Test Region from the Region/Account drop-down menu. Happy trails. And if you’d like slightly extra information on her earlier than saddling up, test our her rap sheet on the official page here.