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Blizzard Entertainment Reveals New Characters, Fall Beta Release
by Elise Favis on Mar 06, 2015 at 08:10 AM
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release: May 24, 2016 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), October 15, 2019 (Switch)
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Blizzard has announced two new characters for its multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch. The pink-haired Zarya is the game's first female tanker, and McCree is a cybernetic gunslinger. These two faces join characters we've already heard about, like Tracer and Reaper.

Zarya brute force will be a powerful asset to players, as she shoots enemies with her particle cannon. Additionally, she has the Graviton Surge special ability, which holds enemies in a gravity force barrier. McCree wields a revolver and can throw grenades at oncoming enemies. He has a unique ability called Dead Eye that can be used to target multiple enemies at one time. 

Check out the character trailers below.

Zarya
 

McCree

Overwatch is playable at PAX East this weekend, with the beta coming in the Fall.