Hey all,

I’ve been playing Overwatch on Xbone since its release. Since they nerfed McCree, I’ve found myself mainly playing support heroes. I find myself to be a pretty talented gamer so I like to be the backbone of a team, and any Overwatch player knows that a great support can mean easy victory for their team. I’ve been using Zenyatta due to his high skill cap, huge damage output potential, and ability to essentially cancel a lot of other heroes ultimates using his own, such as Reaper or Pharah. Nothing feels better than shutting down a potential team wipe!

That being said, I find myself contemplating whether the new hero, Ana will take my main man Zenyatta’s place as my favorite support hero when the new patch comes to Xbone. They both have high skill caps, the potential to shut down enemy ultimates, and high damage output. Below you can find a breakdown of Ana’s abilities as well as the HUGE buffs coming to Zenyatta in the same patch.

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ANA – A support sniper, mother to Pharah, and former wife or lover of Soldier 76

BIOTIC RIFLE
Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.

SLEEP DART
Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).

BIOTIC GRENADE
Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.

NANO BOOST
After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

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BUFFS COMING TO ZENYATTA

– Base shields increased by 50 (now 50 Health/150 Shield)
– Primary fire weapon damage decreased from 45 to 40
– Alternate fire weapon damage increased from 35 to 40
– Orb of Discord and Orb of Harmony Projectile speed has been increased from 30 to 120
– Transcendence movement speed is now doubled upon activation, healing amount increased from 200 to 300 health per second

Now that you are educated, what do you think? Will Ana win the hearts of the Zenyatta faithful? Or will his huge health buff and general overall improvements be enough to keep us throwing orbs?

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Todd (Badger) Christensen is a lifelong gamer with a passion for putting noobs in their place, be it at Watchpoint Gibraltar, in the rocket league arena, or winning a lane in DOTA. You can find him Twitch streaming on Xbox with the gamertag badger989. Feel free to follow him to see all of his sweet clips!