"Mercy" Overwatch Gameplay Video Released by Blizzard, Accompanies Zenyatta

By Published May 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Following yesterday's release of the Zenyatta gameplay footage, Blizzard Entertainment has released twelve minutes of unedited Overwatch gameplay focused on “Mercy,” a healer / support character. Mercy is at times remniscent of the Medic in certain other team shooter games, but has a few unique powers – like temporary flight, for starters. More below.

The map showcased in this video is “Temple of Anubis” on the Point Capture game mode. The map is atop the Giza plateau.

Mercy was fully described in our trailer analysis, though more recent information has come into observance since publication of those materials. This information is pulled from our trailer analysis:

An Angel of Mercy if I ever saw one. Mercy is a mix of a medic and support unit.

  • Caduceus staff – Can heal with infinite ammo in a link, similar to the medic in TF2. Can also boost damage of target allies in a link.
  • Caduceus Blaster – Medium firerate pistol with 20 rounds.
  • Guardian Angel – Boost (flight) to targeted ally.
  • Angelic descent – Glide with wings.
  • Time-based descent.
  • Resurrect – Bring all allies in a target radius back to life. 200 HP.

More as Blizzard continues to release footage.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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