Overwatch 2 Introduces Us to New Hero Kiriko


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She may have gotten leaked earlier last week, but now Blizzard has given us an official look at another incoming hero for Overwatch 2, Kiriko.

Overwatch 2 Introduces Us to New Hero Kiriko

She looks to be a new healer for the game, and you can check out her skillset in this new hero gameplay trailer:

As far as history goes, Kiriko is not a Shimada, but she was trained alongside the Shimada brothers and is particularly close with Genji. During the fall of the Shimada clan with the assassination of their head, Kiriko found herself joining a ragtag group of rebels called the Yokai.

When it comes to skills, Kiriko has a healing ability that seeks out teammates not unlike Brigitte’s shields. On the offense side, Kiriko throws kunai at the enemy—pretty much in the same vein as Genji’s shuriken.

Speaking of Genji, Kiriko also shared an ability with the Shimada’s in that she can climb walls like they can. I guess what’s different with her is that she has a teleport ability that helps her come quickly to anyone who needs healing.

Though some heroes in Overwatch are relatively easy to master, Kiriko is said to be more on the harder side of things, with her even being categorized as a kind of a DPS hero. I guess we’ll never really know how hard it is to master her until she’s out, but in the meantime, players are just waiting for the launch.

Overwatch 2 launches for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S free to play on Oct. 4.

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