PC players can try out the 29th hero before she’s available on live servers.
Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch will be receiving a new hero in the future with Ashe, the Deadlock Gang leader and an old accomplice of McCree. Before that, players can try her out on the Public Test Realm for PC – she’s just gone live. You can also preview her different skins, including Epic and Legendary skins.
In terms of abilities, Ashe employs the Viper, a lever-action rifle capable of firing rapidly from the hip or aiming down sights for a more devastating shot. She can also use the shotgun-like Coach Gun to either knock back enemies or propel herself into the air. Ashe also uses dynamite, which causes burning damage overtime.
If that wasn’t enough, she can send in B.O.B., a burly Omnic butler who will knock enemies into the air and fire with hidden wrist guns. It’s not yet clear when Ashe will go live for all platforms. If previous heroes are any indication, expect a few weeks of testing and bug fixes (with perhaps a buff or two) before she’s ready.