Overwatch’s newest hero was introduced to the world of consoles two days ago. We’ve covered Orisa in some capacity here and were aware of her anchor tank advertisements. She was suppose to give Reinhardt a run for his money in a tank character a whole team could get behind. Was that design successful in its goal? Well, the community appears to be split at the moment. Some want her buffed and others say she’s currently fine, it’s just that people aren’t using her properly.
One player made this comparison. “Orisa is D.VA with 200 less health, no DM, and no mobility.” While this may look bad at a glance, others were quick to reply. “Orisa survivability isn’t her health or even fortify. It’s her positioning which she can do because of range and precision on her gun.” Unfortunately, more points where made. Some believe Orisa suffers from D.VA’s biggest drawbacks as well which includes slow movement, big hitbox and big critbox. While others point out that Orisa is an anchor tank and her playstyle should dictate moving gradually with the team.
Then there’s the debate on her counters. A lot of gamers feel Orisa has a ton of counters like Reaper, Tracer, Soldier, Sombra, Widow, Hanzo, Genji, Mei, Bastion, and even Symmetra can easily kill the new tank 1v1. A PS4 user even said, “Soldier just walks right up to her and can duel her basically. Lol.” A few players supported that notion and offered that Orisa’s movement speed while shooting needs to be increased or it will be “like D.VA all over again.”
However, the best argument we found for Orisa is below.
Unlike D.VA though, Orisa has far better long-range damage, two defensive abilities, one of which prevents her being CC’d and neither stop her doing DPS like DM, an ability which can rip enemies off high ground and off maps (far more reliably than D.VA’s boosters) and a far more reliable ultimate. She can toss her shield out to save someone from an ability. She can block a charge from Reinhart – which is HUGE IMO. She can do a group buff which is pretty damn strong. She has a weapon that has a good rate of fire and damage spread. In the sense that she’s a bulky tank with a huge critbox. And they both act as spearheads and anchor points.
From our glances, the new character is a toss up at the moment regarding what the community wants. Only time will tell in what Blizzard will do with Orisa, whether significant buffs or slight nerfs. Have you played as the new Overwatch character? Do you agree or disagree that she should be buffed? Let us know in the comments below!