New Overwatch Hero Ashe is Now Live on the PTR

And learn more about the 29th hero's abilities

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On Friday, Blizzard Entertainment announced new Overwatch hero Ashe (watch the videos here), and the character is now available on the Public Test Region (PTR). In addition, you can watch two more videos about the new Overwatch here, including one on Ashe’s origin and one featuring Blizzard VP Jeff Kaplan talking about the 29th hero.

Ashe is the leader of the Deadlock Gang and a rebellious gunslinger who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. Ashe, also known as Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe, hails from the American Southwest. Armed with the Viper rifle, Ashe is a versatile damage hero, able to fire rapidly from the hip or line up a high-damage shot through her sights. She blasts enemies by throwing dynamite, and her coach gun packs a major punch, knocking back foes, or herself for added mobility. And Ashe doesn’t work alone, calling in her omnic ally Bob to join the fray when the need arises.

Ashe’s abilities include the following:

The Viper — Ashe’s lever-action rifle comes equipped with two firing modes: semi-automatic, shooting rapidly with a high spread, and aim-down-sight, letting Ashe line up precise shots to increase damage at the expense of speed.

Coach Gun — Ashe’s short-range, high-impact sidearm deals big damage and knocks back nearby enemies to clear the way; it can also be used to knock back Ashe for added mobility.

Dynamite — Throw an explosive that detonates after a delay, dealing high damage to enemies and lighting them on fire; Ashe can also shoot the dynamite to detonate it early.

B.O.B. — Ashe’s ultimate ability summons her trusted omnic sidekick into battle; Bob rushes forward, knocks enemies into the air, and lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.