The new Overwatch patch brings, among many changes, a new hero and a new important feature. The new character to join the roster, is Sigma, the gravity manipulator tank. After he has been available in PTR for some time. Sigma’s ultimate is Gravitic Flux which allows him to lift the enemies in the air and slam them back down causing big damage.
“Sigma is an eccentric astrophysicist and volatile tank who gained the power to control gravity in an orbital experiment gone wrong. Manipulated by Talon and deployed as a living weapon, Sigma’s presence on the battlefield cannot be ignored. Sigma launches two Hyperspheres (gravitic charges), which bounce off walls and implode after a short duration, damaging enemies within a sizable radius. Using Experimental Barrier he propels a floating barrier to a location of his choosing and he can dismiss the barrier at any time. With Kinetic Grasp Sigma freezes incoming projectiles in midair, converting them into shields. Sigma uses Accretion to gather a mass of debris, then flings it at an enemy, knocking them down. Unleashing his full powers with Gravitic Flux, Sigma takes flight, lifts enemies in a targeted area, and launches them into the sky before slamming them back down.”
Though, the introduction of a new hero isn’t the most impactful introduction of this Overwatch update.
Details on the Role Queue Feature
Overwatch received the new role queue feature. That means that in competitive play the players will have to choose their role before finding a game. And the team will be of two tanks, two supports, and two damage heroes. Once they are about to enter the match, the players have to select their hero within the role selected before.
“Role Queue is an update to Overwatch’ s matchmaking and queuing system that gives players the power to choose which role they play in games. In Competitive Play, players choose their role before finding a game. The matchmaking system will create a team that is comprised of two tanks, two supports, and two damage heroes. Upon entering the match, players select heroes to play within their chosen roles. At the end of a match, competitive players will return to the main menu and select their role before queuing into their next game.”
The patch also introduced other changes as the return of the Mystery Heroes mode. As well as some adjustments to the heroes.