Blizzard has confirmed that Orisa, the robotic, centaur-like, crossing-guard hero would not make her way from the public test realm to the live version of Overwatch on March 7 — and Blizzard has yet to reveal a more specific date.
Overwatch Orisa release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC: Blizzard wants to spend more time refining Orisa
Ana — Overwatch's first post-launch hero — appeared on the PTR July 12 and spent just a week there before hitting PC on July 19. A few months later, Sombra appeared on PTR Nov. 7 and spent just about a week there before going live on Nov. 15. It was expected that Orisa would follow the same pattern of spending a week on PTR before going live, but it looks like Blizzard wants a bit more time to tweak her abilities before pulling the trigger.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan didn't specify a release date, saying only that she'd go live "later in the month."
Blizzard is testing a number of other changes to heroes on the PTR, so it's likely easier to roll these changes out in a single patch update rather than several small ones.
Tuesday is usually the day Blizzard rolls out big updates, so Orisa will probably go live next Tuesday, March 14 or a week later on March 21. We'll keep you updated.
March 7, 2017, 2:21 p.m.: This story has been updated.
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