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New DPS Hero Ashe Announced For Overwatch, New Cinematic Video Released

November 2, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Overwatch Ashe

The twenty-ninth hero for Overwatch has been revealed. Blizzard announced at BlizzCon on Friday that Ashe, a DPS hero, will be the newest hero to join the rister.

Ashe — full name Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe — was introduced during the opening ceremony with a cinematic video, “Reunion,” which featured McCree in the diner on the Route 66 map. McCree sees the Deadlock Gang — his old gang of outlaws — pulling a heist and goes out to confront them. After beating them in a shootout, he retrieves the heist target: an onmic named Echo, who is apparently an old partner. McCree insinuates that Overwatch needs her and wants him to return, then says he has some business to take care of. You can see the cinematic below, as well as Ashe’s introduction video and full write-up.

There’s no word yet on when Ashe will hit the Public Test Realm, but knowing past history it should be very soon.

“The 29th hero to join the Overwatch roster, Ashe is a gunslinger hailing from the American Southwest—and the leader of the notorious band of outlaws known the Deadlock Gang. Armed with the Viper rifle, Ashe is a versatile damage hero, able to fire rapidly from the hip or line up a high-damage shot through her sights. She blasts enemies by throwing dynamite, and her coach gun packs a major punch, knocking foes or Ashe back for added mobility. And Ashe is not alone, calling her omnic ally Bob to join the fray when the need arises. “

ABILITIES:
* The Viper – Ashe’s lever-action rifle comes equipped with two firing modes: semi-automatic and aim-down-sight. In semi-automatic mode, the Viper shoots rapidly with a high spread. Aiming down the sights lets Ashe line up precise shots, increasing damage at the expense of speed.
* Coach Gun – Ashe’s short-range, high-impact sidearm deals big damage and knocks back enemies nearby to clear the way. It can also be used to knock back Ashe for added mobility.
* Dynamite – Throw an explosive that detonates after a delay, dealing high damage to enemies and lighting them on fire. Ashe can also shoot the dynamite to detonate it early.
* B.O.B. – Ashe’s ultimate ability summons her trusted omnic sidekick into battle. Bob rushes forward, knocks enemies into the air, and lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.

Her history reads as follows:

“Ashe is the ambitious and calculating leader of the Deadlock Gang and a respected figure in the criminal underworld.

Born into a wealthy family, Ashe grew up surrounded by privilege. Her parents were highly sought-after business consultants and coaches for powerful CEOs around the world. Though her parents paid little attention to her (mostly leaving her in the care of the family’s omnic butler, Bob), they ensured that Ashe had every opportunity to succeed. But a chance meeting with a local ruffian, named Jesse McCree, and an impromptu string of crimes committed together opened her eyes to her true calling. The satisfaction of outwitting her targets and the thrill of getting away with it set her on the outlaw path.

Along with the other three founders of the Deadlock Gang, Ashe started to make a name for herself with bigger and more extravagant heists. The Deadlock Gang’s rapid rise to prominence put them at odds with the other criminal organizations in the American Southwest; the encounters often became violent. After years of skirmishes and bloodshed, Ashe called the heads of the major groups together.

Ashe saw the potential to grow the influence of all. She used what she’d learned from her parents’ business to bring order to these groups. Her proposal was that the gangs could work together (or at least, not work against each other). Her principles: keep your word, don’t work with the law, respect each other’s territory, and always punish betrayal.

No longer having to focus her energies on squabbles with the other gangs, Ashe is now writing her name across the American Southwest with a string of audacious heists and operations that has put her at top of the authorities’ most-wanted lists and cemented her legacy as an outlaw legend.”

Overwatch Hero 29: Ashe

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