Ashe Joins 'Overwatch' Roster In New Cinematic From BlizzCon 2018

Overwatch has a new hero, and she's ready to fight. Ashe is the leader of the Deadlock Gang, and comes packed with multiple guns and even a robot buddy.

Introducing Ashe—leader of the Deadlock Gang and rebellious gunslinger who's not afraid to get her hands dirty.

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From Blizzard's website, we learn that Ashe's full name is Elizabeth Caledonia "Calamity" Ashe. She's 39 and from Deadlock Gorge, Arizona. Ashe was born to two rich and powerful CEOs, but after running into a local ruffian by the name of McCree, Ashe found herself on the wrong end of the law. This dip into criminality turned into a "career" for Ashe when she founded the Deadlock Gang, and created an organized structure for crime in southwest America.

In terms of gameplay, Ashe's primary weapon is her semi-automatic rifle Viper. Ashe can throw dynamite, which ignites automatically over time or can be shot for an instant explosion. Enemies caught in the explosion can be lit on fire, which deals additional damage over time. The Coach Gun is the smaller weapon we see in the trailer, which pushes both enemies and Ashe backwards to create more space.

Ashe can also summon B.O.B., her Omnic ally seen in the trailer. B.O.B. can knock enemies into the air and lay supressing fire from the guns mounted on his arms.

Ashe will be added to the Overwatch PTR to finalize any balancing issues before making her way to the main game.

So what do you think? Are you excited to try out Ashe in Overwatch? What other types of heroes would you like to see added in a future update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.