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Overwatch 2’s Newest Hero Will Be Ramattra, A (Sometimes) Hulking Omnic Tank

He has ribbon cable dreadlocks, your argument is invalid

Revealed as part of the Overwatch League festivities this weekend, we got to meet the next hero to hit the Overwatch roster: Ramattra!

I had the distinct pleasure to chat to some of the creative forces behind this radical looking bot boy, and will now do my best to recant their casual description of this monstrous mechanical man.

A tragic figure, Ramattra was an omnic general created to lead other omnics into battle. After the omnic crisis and with a modicum of free will, Ramattra was faced with the same conundrum that many omnics encountered: Where do we fit in the world?

Ramattra initially followed a similar path to that of Zenyatta – the path of inclusivity, peace and harmony. But he could not look past the xenophobia that humankind was putting upon his people, and the tragedy that they would never share ‘their’ world. The omnic race is a single generation, finite – and thanks to the more selfish parts of humanity, dying.

So Ramattra rebuilt himself as a tool of war, and will instead fight on behalf of his kind for the right to exist.

Some quick, fun facts about Ramattra from the talented people that developed him:

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  • Ramattra is the first hero (D.Va doesn’t count) to have two forms! Ramattra has his ‘Omnic form‘, where he wields his staff, and a far more monstrous ‘Nemesis Form‘, where he grows a great deal larger (described as ‘hulking out’ by the folks at Blizzard) and has new abilities!
  • Changing forms is not Ramattras ultimate ability! It is a toggled ability with a duration. (However, using his ultimate will put him into his Nemesis form)
  • Ramattra has ways to protect both himself and allies in both forms (Nemesis form isn’t just a DPS cooldown)
  • While there is mention that he has ranged damage options, in his Nemesis form he has massive punches that can pierce shields
  • His voice lines change between forms, and his skins are designed with two forms in mind
  • Surprising no-one, he has distinct history with Zenyatta

He sounds like an absolute beast, and an incredibly technical hero to both face and play within Overwatch. He is due to be released during Overwatch 2: Season 2 – so keep an eye out for further details as we get closer to that time in December.

Are you a fan of the dreadlocked robo-tank? Let us know in the comments or on social media!

Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games

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