Just a day after Blizzard finally revealed a new Overwatch hero Sigma and it’s backstory, the new content update reached game’s PTR (Public Test Realm). It allows players to take the new hero out for a spin and glimpse at its abilities which will surely change how we play the game.
In a new developer video, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that Sigma is designed to fill the role of a tank. Sigma’s abilities will allow him to absorb damage in order to get shields, create barriers and alter the gravity of the battlefield. Here’s a video:
The hero’s page on the Overwatch website has a detailed description of each ability:
Sigma launches two gravitic charges, which bounce off walls and implode after a short duration, damaging enemies within a sizable radius.
Sigma propels a floating barrier to a location of his choosing. He can dismiss the barrier at any time.
Sigma freezes incoming projectiles in midair, converting them into shields.
Sigma gathers a mass of debris and flings it at an enemy to knock them down.
Gravity Flux (Ultimate)
Unleashing his full powers, Sigma takes flight, lifts enemies in a targeted area, and launches them into the sky before slamming them back down.
Currently, there’s no information on when Sigma will reach live servers, but we can hope that it will become available by the end of the summer.