Overwatch 2 Announces New Tank Hero, Ramattra
As teased in the lore, Ramattra is the leader of the organization Null Sector. Like Zenyatta, Ramattra is a Shambli monk who no longer sees the option of peacefully advocating for the rights of Omnics, and has now taken a more “pragmatic angle,” according to the Overwatch blog announcing his reveal.
“Originally a war machine, Ramattra shed his munitions for a shield to protect his people by promoting peace and tranquility,” Blizzard writes. “However, Ramattra’s story is one of hardships, trauma, and a magnified view of humanity’s harsh realities.”
While Blizzard has only shared a cinematic trailer showcasing Ramattra’s backstory and origins, IGN was part of a media roundtable with Overwatch 2 hero designer Alec Dawson who revealed Ramattra will have two forms players can switch between.
“He does have two forms. He has an Omnic form and his Nemesis form. Part of the skill we’re testing is when to switch between those forms. Because the Omnic form, you’re playing this poke game, you’re protecting your team, a little bit at range. And then the Nemesis form you’re rushing down the enemies, you’re charging in there and you have these punches.”
The leader of Null Sector is on a mission to create a better world for Omnics… no matter the cost.
Coming to #Overwatch2 Season 2, Dec 6.
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— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) November 5, 2022
Ramattra will be the fourth new hero introduced since the launch of Overwatch 2 along with Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko. According to Blizzard, the team wants to release either a new map or hero in alternating seasons.
Overwatch 2 is finally live, fully replacing the original Overwatch though players are still waiting for the narrative-driven PvE mode.