Overwatch 2 players are convinced that Orisa is too strong.
After its release yesterday, October 4, around the world, it didn’t take long for some Overwatch 2 players to declare a new meta around the shooter sequel. A popular character in the early hours of the game seems to be Orisa, the strong character from Tank.
Just go to Twitter (opens in a new tab), and you can find numerous Overwatch 2 players insisting that Orisa is “broken” or “cracked”, and that they’ve racked up massive amounts of damage with the character. It certainly seems like Orisa is one of the most popular Tank characters in the shooter at the launch of Overwatch 2’s range of characters and roles.
This is despite the fact that Blizzard actually removed Orisa’s shield ability in Overwatch 2. The post-release character in the original game came equipped with a shield that blocked damage, but that was all gone in the sequel, which some players feared it would make the Tank completely redundant.
That apparently doesn’t matter anymore. Many gamers on social media are now stating that Orisa is one of the most fun characters to play in all of Overwatch 2, which is quite a change considering Orisa never saw those levels of popularity in the original game, even when she was in her peak.
We’ll have to see if Blizzard makes any changes to Orisa in the future, but it’s certainly early days for the hero shooter’s sequel right now. Right now, Blizzard may well be working to combat a series of Overwatch 2 error codes, after a DDoS attack on the Overwatch 2 servers last night made the servers unstable for millions of people around the world.
Check out our full progress Oversight 2 review to see what we did with Blizzard’s sequel.