The newest member of the squad (and mother of Pharah) is both a capable healer and a deadly sniper.
See her in action below.
Ana’s biotic rifle grants her the ability to heal allies from a distance, but if the sights are trained on an enemy it will instead launch an offensive, much to the chagrin of Mercy, we assume. Ana also possesses a sidearm that fires sleep darts and will knock an opponent unconscious for a few seconds, or until damage is dealt to them.
A biotic grenade restores health to any friendlies within a small area, also boosting any healing they receive. Conversely, any foes in the area will take damage and be unable to heal for a short period.
Finally, her ultimate ability, Nano Boost, will gift one of her teammates a combat boost providing increased speed, damage output and resistance for a short time.
Along with newcomer Ana, expect a bunch of bug fixes, quality of life improvements and adjustments to maps and characters. The full patch notes can be found here.
There's no release date yet, but all characters released post-launch will be available to everyone at no extra cost.
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