There is no greater force for pure FPS mayhem than Team Fortress 2's Heavy, the burly symbol for Russian manliness. But he will no longer be the only Soviet brute gracing the genre. Blizzard has its own Russian heavy hitter for Overwatch, the hulking warrior woman known as Zarya.
Zarya will hit the battlefield with her Particle Cannon, which can be used as a short-range beam and as an explosive charge. Meanwhile, her Particle Barrier will keep her protected from harm, while also using enemy blasts to power up her weapon. The Projected Barrier can expand further to protect teammates, allowing her to polish off her foes with the Graviton Surge, a massive gravity bomb that sucks in any nearby enemies.
Zarya can be seen in the clip below doing battle in Egypt, doling out massive damage and racking up a huge kill streak over the course of 12 minutes. Overwatch will go into beta later this year, with sign-ups available now on Battle.net.
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She seems too straightforward & easy to be fun. Cool character though.