The announcement of Ramattra occurred in the midst of the Overwatch League Grand Finals 2022, only a few minutes away from San Fransisco Shock going up in opposition to Dallas Duel. The most recent hero to grace the Overwatch 2 roster has a historical past as an Omnic struggle machine, making him an enchanting character crammed with complexity and underlying motives that’ll quickly unfurl when he comes out. Should you’ve solely began enjoying Overwatch 2 not too long ago, this will likely shock you, however the upcoming hero isn’t precisely new. Gamers already have a peek at him greater than three years in the past throughout the conclusion of an Overwatch Archives occasion referred to as Storm Rising. The occasion ended on a cliffhanger, the place Doomfist teamed up with a menacing Omnic. It’s protected to say that this Omnic was, in reality, Ramattra.
In a current official interview, the parents over at Blizzard defined his gameplay and skills. Right here’s every little thing we find out about Ramattra to this point.
Ramattra was a former Omnic struggle machine—a chunk of know-how designed to kill. Whereas he was meant to reside a lifetime of combat, Ramattra went in opposition to his programming and have become an advocate for peace with the Shambali. The Shambali is a non secular group that’s led by Mondatta (who’s now deceased). Ramattra was constructed to steer the Omnic military into struggle, however he needs to create a greater future for his variety. He’s a fighter for peace and doesn’t suppose violence is the answer.
It was in Shambali the place Ramattra grew near Zenyatta, one other group member; they discovered a number of widespread floor when it got here right down to very best. Nevertheless, Ramattra started to float away regardless of Zenyatta staying near Shambali’s beliefs. He turned pissed off on the snail-like tempo of peace between people and Omnics. Over time, his anger started to bubble at any time when he noticed Omnics being excluded or abused merely due to who they had been. This led Ramattra to resolve that sufficient was sufficient and left Shambali for the Null Sector, an energetic group that goals to combat for Omnic rights in all places. Now, the upcoming Overwatch 2 hero is the chief of the Null Sector, doing no matter it takes to defend the Omnics.
Should you’ve performed the primary Overwatch sport, you then’ve most likely observed that sooner or later, the Null Sector and Ramattra himself appeared for a short interval. The Null Sector was the enemy group you’d combat in opposition to throughout the many PvE campaigns throughout the Archives occasions. The members have a grey and purple colour scheme, making them stand out from different Omnics. Ramattra was launched in one of many PvE campaigns by a cutscene, the place he spoke with Doomfist about working with Talon. However at the moment, the sport had not but recognized him or his place within the Null Sector.
Zenyatta followers will even be happy to listen to that Blizzard will increase the healer’s lore alongside the discharge of Ramattra. Contemplating that the 2 had been such shut buddies within the Shambali, it is smart for the 2 heroes to have extra traces when speaking to one another in-game.
Ramattra’s Gameplay and Skills
Ramattra is a tank, which suggests he’s able to withstanding a number of beating from enemies. However what makes him further distinctive amongst the opposite tank heroes is that he has two types: Omnic and Nemesis. In line with Alec Dawson, the Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch 2, Ramattra’s Omnic kind is geared in direction of poke-style gameplay by a employees able to firing projectiles and utilizing a barrier to guard his workforce. In the meantime, in his Nemesis kind, Ramattra turns right into a harmful goal on the battlefield; the previous struggle machine can march towards an enemy’s backline with highly effective melee assaults.
Ramattra is bound to strike concern into the DPS and healers on the opposing workforce. However whereas he does grow to be extra aggressive and deadlier, this transformation additionally results in him being a a lot greater goal for assaults like Zenyatta’s orb of discord or Ana’s sleep dart. The tank hero can swap into every kind with a capability, which may have cooldowns. For the tank mains different there, Ramattra is bound to offer you new gameplay alternatives. You may resolve to guard your workforce by offering limitations and long-ranged assaults or main the cost into battle.
Sadly, Blizzard has but to disclose data concerning Ramattra’s capability equipment or stats, however we have now some tidbits that leaker Naeri X shared. Primarily based on the screenshots they posted on Twitter, we are able to see that he has 450 HP and 150 Armor when Ramattra’s in Nemesis kind. You may see him performing a melee assault utilizing his arm in one of many photos. The opposite pictures present a purple space (which I assume is an AoE talent) that may pull high-flying enemies like Pharah to the bottom. From what I’ve seen to this point, Ramattra’s talents look various and distinctive, which is one thing to sit up for when Blizzard reveals the products in regards to the upcoming hero when Season 2 begins.
The builders additionally chimed in to disclose extra particulars about Ramattra. In a current interview with GamerBraves, Alec Dawson revealed the Ramattra could be a very good decide when mixed with a healer like Lucio since his pace buff is useful. If Ramattra had been to have a weak spot, it will be smaller enemies like Tracer or Ana since they will take his measurement as a bonus and assault him from the again with out getting observed.
When Will Ramattra Be Launched?
The form-shifting warlord received’t formally be a part of Overwatch 2’s roster till the beginning of Season 2 on December 6. Consistent with the sport’s new free-to-play mannequin, he sadly received’t be routinely accessible for everybody. Identical to Kiriko, if you wish to check out the brand new hero on Season 2 instantly, you’ll have to purchase the premium battle cross. In any other case, you’ll must grind to stage 55 earlier than utilizing him.