Blizzard Shows Soldier 76 Gameplay Footage from Overwatch

By Published July 09, 2015 at 1:02 am

Blizzard doesn’t want to be overlooked this week, as they’ve rolled-out the newest hero in their team-based shooter, “Overwatch.” A mix of Ethan Hunt, The Comedian, and Jason Bourne, Soldier: 76 was on old member of Overwatch before they were betrayed and sabotaged, now he’s out to defeat his enemies through stealth and guile -- two things that don’t come through in his skill set.

Armed with a rocket-launcher-equipped Pulse RIfle, Soldier: 76 looks like he’ll function as a jack-of-all-trades -- good at enough things to be useful anywhere, not the best at any of them. In addition to the rifle and alt-fire rockets, he can sprint and plant healing wards -- or stationary Biotic Fields, more appropriately. His final ability is a Tactical Visor, a buff that auto-targets enemies in his vision.

Boasting a diverse set of abilities and ones that can level the playing field a bit, Soldier: 76 seems like a strong hero choice for those new to the game or shooters in general. You can read more about the character abilities and backstory here and stay tuned to GamerNexus for more PC gaming and hardware news.

- Keegan "HornetSting" Gallick.

Last modified on July 09, 2015 at 1:02 am

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