Overwatch 2 officially launched on 4 October 2022 and debuted alongside many newer features, including three additional heroes, Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko. A month later, publisher Blizzard Entertainment announced that another new hero would join the roster of playable heroes: introducing the leader of the Null Sector extremist group, Ramattra, in Overwatch 2.
Blizzard Entertainment first teased the new Overwatch 2 hero via a Twitter post on 3 November 2022, writing that players could get an "early look at the next Overwatch 2 hero" at the Overwatch League 2022 Grand Finals on 4 November. This latest announcement came as a treasure for players, who remained hopeful of receiving yet another exciting addition to the already-abundant roster of playable characters -- they were not wrong.
Ramattra will become available to play in Overwatch 2 Season 2 starting 6 December 2022. Players can unlock the new hero by buying the premium version of the Season 2 Battle Pass or after reaching Level 55 of the free Battle Pass. During the debut, Blizzard Entertainment also unveiled an official cinematic trailer detailing Ramattra's origin story, including a snapshot of what Overwatch 2 players might expect. You can learn more about Ramattra on our dedicated hub page linked below.
It's worth noting that it's an extremely rare occasion to see Blizzard Entertainment not only debut Overwatch 2 with so many upcoming features but seemingly drop another character out of nowhere. This is especially the case since Kiriko, a caretaker of the Kanezaka shrine and a skilled ninja and healer, was announced around a month ago.
In this regard, Ramattra's release could be seen as an early Christmas present for Overwatch 2 players. Everyone can only hope that this current state of the game's progression remains steady and that Overwatch 2 consistently receives new updates, features, and community feedback to provide a wholly enjoyable experience.
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