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Overwatch’s new hero revealed: Moira

Blizzard reveals Overwatch’s 26th playable character

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A new hero is coming to Overwatch. Blizzard announced Moira, the game’s 26th playable character, at BlizzCon 2017’s opening ceremony today. Moira is a new support character coming to Overwatch.

Moira is capable of dealing massive damage as well as healing her teammates. She looks like a spellcaster of sorts, firing damaging orbs of dark energy, while also deploying healing beams.

Lore-wise, Moira is described as a geneticist who works for Talon, and also has a history with Reaper’s Blackwatch organization.

Jeff Kaplan, game director of Overwatch, said Moira is a ton of fun — and powerful too; Kaplan joked Moira is spelled “OP AF.”

Here’s Moira’s kit, as described on the official Overwatch site:


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.

Moira is the fifth hero character to be added to Overwatch, following Ana, Sombra, Orisa and Doomfist, since the game was released in May 2016. As with previous heroes, Moira will be released first on Overwatch’s public test region on PC before being officially released on PC and consoles.

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