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Overwatch: What's Next & Ashe Origin Story Video

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We are recapping Friday's Overwatch: What's Next panel at BlizzCon, which contains more information on the new heroine Ashe.

As revealed in the Reunion animated short, Ashe is Overwatch's Hero 29. She is a Damage heroine villain. As far as her background story is concerned, she comes from a rich background with B.O.B. actually being her butler. Along with McCree and two unnamed characters, she formed the Deadlock gang. Jennifer Hale voices Ashe.

The team wanted a more weapon focused hero. Ashe's main weapon is the Viper, which has a main fire and alternate fire mode. Her main fire is a lot like McCree's alternate fire.

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Her first ability is Coach Gun and it knocks herself backwards and knock enemies away. Dynamite is her second ability: it has a long fuse, but she can trigger it by shooting at it.

Her ultimate is the fan favourite B.O.B. When summoned, B.O.B will jump in immediately, run forward and knock away players, then he just starts shooting. He is like a proper hero in the sense that he can be healed, buffed/debuffed, Nano-boosted, slept etc. He can also capture and contest points.

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Two of her skins were revealed as well: Mobster and Safari!

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4 hours ago, Lampanelli said:

I am so looking forward to the vids of everyone dead, but Bob taking the point and winning the game. It's gonna be fun. 🙂

B.o.B wouldn't count as an actual person, so he wouldn't be able to capture a point.

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1 hour ago, Bnetmyke said:

B.o.B wouldn't count as an actual person, so he wouldn't be able to capture a point.

Actually he can, though he exists for limited duration. From panel:

-He can capture a payload and contest points.

-He acts as a turret when not in the forefront and can be healed/nano boosted, and slept.

 

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

Actually he can, though he exists for limited duration. From panel:

-He can capture a payload and contest points.

-He acts as a turret when not in the forefront and can be healed/nano boosted, and slept.

 

Wow, I somehow missed that.

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Fact that he can be damage boosted is very interesting. As a Mercy, you can even pocket Bob. Sounds hilarious.

I really love her Ult call; 'Bob, do something!'

Also, I wonder what will be her character interactions with McCree, especially in Route 66. 

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8 hours ago, FanOfValeera said:

Also, I wonder what will be her character interactions with McCree, especially in Route 66. 

Based on cinematic, they probably won't be pleasant 😄 Hopefully she will have interactions with some other characters, I found recent heroes (Brigitte and Wrecking Ball) somewhat lacking in that department.

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