Watch 8 minutes of Overwatch's Robot Monk Character in Action

Blizzards highlights one of Overwatch's characters.


Blizzard has released a new gameplay video for its upcoming multiplayer shooter Overwatch, highlighting the character Zenyatta.

The Diablo III and World of Warcraft developer describes Zenyatta as an "omnic monk who wanders the world in search of spiritual enlightenment. It is said that those who cross his path are never the same again."

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Zenyatta has four abilities:

  • Orb of Destruction -- Projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.
  • Orb of Harmony -- Casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.
  • Orb of Discord -- Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives.
  • Transcendence -- Zenyatta's ultimate ability. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

For more details on Zenyatta check out the game's official site.

Announced during Blizzcon last year, Overwatch is a first-person shooter that bears some resemblance to Valve's Team Fortress 2. The game represents Blizzard's first new franchise in seventeen years. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous Overwatch coverage.

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