Overwatch Update Is Now Live, Adds Ana

By Gabriel Kreulen, 5 months ago
Blizzard Entertainment said yesterday that the Overwatch patch containing Ana Amari would go live soon. Wait no longer, since the patch is live now.

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Ana Amari is a support sniper and the mother of Fareeha Amari, better known as Pharah. Her sniper rifle is capable of healing allies as well as damaging enemies. She can use a Sleep Dart to render an enemy unconscious, although any damage can wake them up again. Her Biotic Grenade can heal allies at an increased rate and damage enemies in a small area of effect. These grenades also block enemies caught in the blast from healing for a few seconds. Her ultimate ability is Nano Boost, which can be applied to an ally. An ally affected by Nano Boost moves faster, deals more damage and takes less damage.

The achievements tied to Ana are as follows:

Overwatch: Origins EditionEnablerThe Enabler achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 55 pointsGet 4 kills or assists with a single use of Ana's Nano Boost in Quick or Competitive Play.


Overwatch: Origins EditionNaptimeThe Naptime achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 36 pointsInterrupt an enemy ultimate ability with Ana's Sleep Dart in Quick or Competitive Play.


Furthermore, the long-expected Torbjörn nerf is live with this patch. His turret now deals 30% less damage, as well as Symmetra's sentry turrets.

There are also major changes for D.Va, Zenyatta and Mercy, as well as some changes for other heroes.

The full patch notes can be found here.

The following achievements are affected by the update:

Overwatch: Origins EditionRapid DiscordThe Rapid Discord achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 110 pointsGet 4 kills or assists with Zenyatta's Orb of Discord within 6 seconds in Quick or Competitive Play.

This achievement was considered the hardest achievement in the entire game (with a TA ratio of nearly 9.00) due to a punishing time limit of 6 seconds. With this update, the travel speed of the Orbs is quadrupled and the timer is more lenient on this achievement.

Overwatch: Origins EditionThe Iris Embraces YouThe The Iris Embraces You achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 49 pointsRestore 1500 health with a single use of Zenyatta's Transcendence in Quick or Competitive Play.

This achievement has also been made easier because the healing speed of Transcendence is now increased from 200 to 300 health per second.

Overwatch: Origins EditionGame OverThe Game Over achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 37 pointsKill 4 enemies with a single use of D.va's Self Destruct in Quick or Competitive Play.

This particular achievement has been made much easier due to a decreased explosion delay to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds), a 15% decrease in ultimate cost and negation of the explosion damage for the activating player.

With the addition of self healing enabling to charge ultimates, players will have generally less shots to attempt to get these achievements due to an increased ultimate cost.

Overwatch: Origins EditionCharge!The Charge! achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 40 pointsKill 4 enemies with a single use of Bastion's Configuration: Tank in Quick or Competitive Play.


Overwatch: Origins EditionHog WildThe Hog Wild achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 55 pointsKnock 2 enemies to their deaths with one use of Roadhog's Whole Hog in Quick or Competitive Play.



Overwatch: Origins EditionHuge RezThe Huge Rez achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 42 pointsResurrect 4 players at once with Mercy in Quick or Competitive Play.


Overwatch: Origins EditionSupersonicThe Supersonic achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 32 pointsBlock 1000 damage with a single use of Lúcio's Sound Barrier in Quick or Competitive Play.


Overwatch: Origins EditionTarget Rich EnvironmentThe Target Rich Environment achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition worth 31 pointsKill 4 enemies with a single use of Soldier: 76's Tactical Visor in Quick or Competitive Play.


Mercy can now move during her ultimate usage to encourage players to get in trickier situations.

Bug fixes include another fix for a bug causing Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended locations, a fix for Roadhog accidentally Chain Hooking enemies behind him and a fix for Reinhardt's Barrier Field getting stuck in the 'on' position when the Toggle Barrier setting is used.

The update is now live and takes about 1980MB.
Gabriel Kreulen
Written by Gabriel Kreulen
Record holder as the youngest newshound on TA ever, Gabriël has some expertise in writing news, but much more experience playing games. When he doesn't have real life responsibilities to take care of, he enjoys flying through the galaxy in Elite: Dangerous and earning achievements in other games. Also likes to do weird stuff.