Blizzard has revealed the first new hero for Overwatch, a new support character called Ana. Ana uses a sniper rifle to heal allies and damage enemies. In Overwatch lore she is Pharah’s mother.
Ana’s two abilities are Sleep Dart and Biotic Grenade. Sleep Dart renders an enemy unconscious for about five seconds, but they wake up when damaged. Biotic Grenade damages enemies and heals allies in a small area, but also has a secondary effect of increasing allies’ healing from all sources while preventing enemies affected from healing.
Finally, Ana’s ultimate is called Nano Booster and gives one ally faster movement speed, more damage and reduced damage from enemies.
No release date has been announced for Ana, but she is currently playable on the Overwatch Public Test Region along with other balance changes.
Below you can find a video from Blizzard explaining Ana’s backstory as an Overwatch operative.