Hero 29 Ashe Announced At Blizzcon

Hero 29: Ashe / Photo Courtesy Blizzard Entertainment

A new hero to Overwatch has been announced at Blizzcon 2018. A DPS armed with a rifle, dynamite and a powerful coach gun, Ashe was revealed in the animated short Reunion.

Here’s Ashe’s ability kit from the official Overwatch website:

THE VIPER

Ashe’s semi-automatic rifle fires quick shots, or she can use her aim-down sights for a more damaging, precise shot.

DYNAMITE

Ashe throws an explosive that detonates after a short delay or immediately when shot. The explosion from Dynamite also lights enemies on fire, dealing damage over time.

COACH GUN

Ashe blasts enemies in front of her, knocking them away and propelling herself backward for added mobility.

B.O.B.

Ashe summons her trusted omnic sidekick, B.O.B., who charges forward and knocks enemies into the air, then lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.

Story wise, Ashe is Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe, leader of McCree’s former associates the Deadlock Gang. The two seem to have been friends or lovers prior to the beginning of the Overwatch story – you can spot a picture of a young McCree and Ashe on her motorcycle mirror – but we’ve no concrete details yet. Her Omnic companion, B.O.B, is just as mysterious.

We’ll have to wait and see as to how Ashe impacts the meta game, but she seems like a powerful character so far – B.O.B can be nanoboosted. Ashe is currently playable at Blizzcon, and PC players can expect her and B.O.B on the PTR soon.

Billy
Billy "Korjubzot" Walker is a journalism student with a newfound passion for esports, based in Queensland, Australia. He spends most of his time playing RPGs, competitive shooters and platformers, and he always thanks his healers.
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