Now that Overwatch 2 has been in our frayed hands for a month, Blizzard is ready to show off a brand new hero. A conscious robot armed with a bucket of daring. This towering tyrant is a Terminator who meets a monk and makes his presence known both on and off the battlefield. With its booming sound and shocking size, Overwatch 2’s latest tank will be hard to miss.
Ramatra is the new hero in the arena, and he is set to take command of the tank class in it Monitor 2 with all New abilities and fighting style. The main gist of the Ramatra’s design is that it’s specifically designed for 5v5, and this is reflected in its ability to switch from a traditional main tank to one that fits into a diving group – it can be a large and tough armor for his team, or it can be more mobile and aggressive. Honestly, it’s the best of both worlds.
It looks like Ramatra will become a vital part of the Overwatch 2 lore and also an essential member of the team.
The Ramatra was announced during the Overwatch League Grand Final, and honestly, this is the most exciting thing that has happened throughout the tournament. I watched the Overwatch League religiously for the first two seasons but stopped when the competitive landscape got old.
I very much hoped that Overwatch 2, with all its changes, was what was needed to revitalize the league, but this was one of the scariest seasons to date. Almost every team played the same five champions; Winston, Sojourn, Reaper, Lucio, and Kiriko. No matter how unique the goal or strategy of the players is, after watching the same formation over and over again, I can’t help but feel like I’m on Groundhog Day.
The league reflects an important issue in Overwatch 2 that we face on a daily basis. Choices like Sojourn and Kiriko are simply more suited to the new 5v5 format than the other heroes. If you do not choose one of these heroes, your team will be at a disadvantage. Blizzard needs to level the playing field and make the other heroes of the game viable again.
New kid on the block
This is why Ramatra is a blessing and a curse at the same time. With his dual forms, he can be as mobile and fast as Winston one moment and transform into the shield abilities of a main tank like Reinhart the next.
Ramattra’s complex abilities should produce more creative battles, along with various options for diving configuration. However, there’s a good chance the Ramatra could become a bigger problem than we’ve already seen.
Tanks are usually either slow and powerful or fast and aggressive. This gap worked well in the original Overwatch because of the 6v6 teams. You could have two tanks, main and flex, that would perform these different roles. Only one tank space is now available in Overwatch 2, so tank players have to choose between speed and durability.
However, in offering the best of both worlds, the Ramatra could become the obvious choice for tank players. So, instead of revolutionizing Overwatch 2, this new hero could make things more complicated. It is difficult to predict what will happen because society ultimately decides its fate.
In a twist that reflects humanity’s aging in the face of artificial intelligence and mechanical advances, it appears that Overwatch 2’s meta will see Winston’s monkey replaced by the all-out Ramattra. Jeez, cheers, to lower the mood, Blizzard.