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 battle machine, making him an interesting character stuffed with complexity and underlying motives that’ll quickly unfurl when he comes out. Should you’ve solely began taking part in Overwatch 2 lately, this may occasionally shock you, however the upcoming hero isn’t precisely new. Gamers already have a peek at him greater than three years in the past in the course of the conclusion of an Overwatch Archives occasion often known as Storm Rising. The occasion ended on a cliffhanger, the place Doomfist teamed up with a menacing Omnic. It’s secure to say that this Omnic was, actually, Ramattra.
In a latest official interview, the parents over at Blizzard defined his gameplay and skills. Right here’s every part we learn about Ramattra thus far.
Ramattra was a former Omnic battle machine—a bit of expertise designed to kill. Whereas he was meant to stay 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 battle, however he needs to create a greater future for his sort. He’s a fighter for peace and doesn’t assume violence is the answer.
It was in Shambali the place Ramattra grew near Zenyatta, one other group member; they discovered lots of frequent floor when it got here right down to perfect. Nevertheless, Ramattra started to float away regardless of Zenyatta staying near Shambali’s beliefs. He grew to become 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 determine that sufficient was sufficient and left Shambali for the Null Sector, an energetic group that goals to combat for Omnic rights in every single place. 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 recreation, then you definately’ve most likely seen that in some unspecified time in the future, the Null Sector and Ramattra himself appeared for a short interval. The Null Sector was the enemy group you’d combat in opposition to in the course of the many PvE campaigns in the course of the Archives occasions. The members have a grey and purple shade scheme, making them stand out from different Omnics. Ramattra was launched in one of many PvE campaigns by way of 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 can 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 associates within the Shambali, it is smart for the 2 heroes to have extra strains when speaking to one another in-game.
Ramattra’s Gameplay and Skills
Ramattra is a tank, which implies he’s able to withstanding lots of beating from enemies. However what makes him further distinctive amongst the opposite tank heroes is that he has two varieties: Omnic and Nemesis. In response to Alec Dawson, the Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch 2, Ramattra’s Omnic type is geared in direction of poke-style gameplay by way of a employees able to firing projectiles and utilizing a barrier to guard his staff. In the meantime, in his Nemesis type, Ramattra turns right into a harmful goal on the battlefield; the previous battle machine can march towards an enemy’s backline with highly effective melee assaults.
Ramattra is bound to strike worry into the DPS and healers on the opposing staff. However whereas he does grow to be extra aggressive and deadlier, this modification 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 type with a capability, which could have cooldowns. For the tank mains different there, Ramattra is bound to offer you new gameplay alternatives. You may determine to guard your staff by offering limitations and long-ranged assaults or main the cost into battle.
Sadly, Blizzard has but to reveal data concerning Ramattra’s means equipment or stats, however we’ve got some tidbits that leaker Naeri X shared. Based mostly on the screenshots they posted on Twitter, we will see that he has 450 HP and 150 Armor when Ramattra’s in Nemesis type. You may see him performing a melee assault utilizing his arm in one of many footage. The opposite pictures present a purple space (which I assume is an AoE ability) that may pull high-flying enemies like Pharah to the bottom. From what I’ve seen thus far, Ramattra’s talents look numerous and distinctive, which is one thing to stay up for when Blizzard reveals the products concerning the upcoming hero when Season 2 begins.
The builders additionally chimed in to disclose extra particulars about Ramattra. In a latest interview with GamerBraves, Alec Dawson revealed the Ramattra could be choose when mixed with a healer like Lucio since his pace buff is useful. If Ramattra had been to have a weak spot, it might be smaller enemies like Tracer or Ana since they’ll take his dimension as a bonus and assault him from the again with out getting seen.
When Will Ramattra Be Launched?
The form-shifting warlord gained’t formally be part of Overwatch 2’s roster till the beginning of Season 2 on December 6. In step with the sport’s new free-to-play mannequin, he sadly gained’t be mechanically obtainable for everybody. Similar 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.