Overwatch hero Moira is expected to launch in time for the free weekend
Overwatch fans are counting down to the release of new hero Moira.
Blizzard is keeping tight-lipped about the release date, telling Twitter followers that "we don't have any dates as we're still testing Moira".
However, a recent advert for this weekend's free trial suggests that Moira will be released in full later this week.
“For this free weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 26 heroes and 16 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade,” Blizzard confirms.
Seeing as how Moira is the 26th character, Blizzard is expected to release the hero later this week.
New character releases and events typically launch on Tuesdays, which means Moira could release as early as 6pm on November 14.
Alternatively, the Moira update could launch just before the free weekend, perhaps on November 16.
The Overwatch free weekend runs from November 17 until November 21 (in the UK). It starts at 7pm UK time on Friday and ends at 7.59am UK time on the morning of November 21.
Stay tuned for more Moira updates as the week goes on.
New Overwatch Moira Skins from the game's PTR
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New Overwatch Moira skins have been released, via the game's PC PTR
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Talon scientist Moira O'Deorain is described as "equal parts brilliant and controversial".
After publishing a paper about altering DNA at a cellular level, O'Deorain's reputation was damaged beyond repair.
"She received a lifeline in an offer from an unlikely source: Overwatch's covert ops division, Blackwatch.
"She continued her work in the shadows while developing new weapons and technologies for the organisation.
"Her employment was a closely kept secret, until it was uncovered during inquiries following the Venice incident. Many high-ranking Overwatch officials disavowed all knowledge of her affiliation with them."
After joining Talon, Moira was freed from all constraints and will go to any lengths to make scientific breakthroughs.
Moira is a versatile support character than can heal and deal damage in equal measure.
"While Biotic Grasp gives Moira short-range options, her Biotic Orbs contribute longer-range, hands-off damage and healing; she can also Fade to escape groups or remain close to allies in need of support.
"Once she’s charged Coalescence, Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies."
Moira's Coalescence Ultimate is interesting in that the beam heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage enemies.