Short Pick Of The Day: 'Reunion' by Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch streamer Jeff 'emongg' Anderson got the chance to try out the game's newest hero along with Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan.

When talking about the idea behind Ashe, the Lead Writer for Overwatch mentioned, "It was more important for us that Ashe stood out and she's not just the "female cowboy" - it's not a tributary off of McCree's story".

Blizzard unveiled the next Overwatch hero during Blizzcon today: Elizabeth Caledonia "Calamity" Ashe, better known as Ashe.

The sets except for one (Bastion) feature at least two characters from Blizzard's multiplayer shooter, plus a vehicle to construct. Her semi automatic rifle is called the Viper and players can either use the scope for more accurate shots or without the scope for faster ones.

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Dynamite: Ashe throws an explosive that detonates after a short delay or immediately when shot. In addition to her main firearm, Ashe also has access to a stick of dynamite and a small shotgun that can cause massive pushback to both herself and her enemies. The huge pushback can propel her into the air if shot at the ground and it can also push enemies away too similarly to Brigitte's flail.

Elsewhere a brand new Overwatch short was revealed at Blizzcon 2018, this time focused on McCree.

You can find images of the sniper, the triplets, Echo, and Bob (who appears in-game as part of Ashe's ultimate ability) below. When he arrives, he charges toward enemies and pops them into the sky while firing at them with arm cannons.

  • Delia Davidson