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Overwatch 2 Ramattra release date, role, gameplay

Here's when the Overwatch 2 Ramattra release date was, alongside his role and abilities in Blizzard's hit hero shooter on PS5 and Xbox.

Overwatch 2 Ramattra Release Date: Ramattra can be seen next to a shot of him defending in his Nemesis form

When was the Overwatch 2 Ramattra release date? The 36th hero to join the roster, and one of the first that is unique to Blizzard’s hero shooter sequel, Ramattra is a form-shifting Omnic who can quickly go from utilizing his mystical abilities to straight-up bludgeoning you to death on PS5 and Xbox.

Below, you can find out when Ramattra originally arrived on the scene in the FPS game, alongside all the other information you need to know about the hero. This includes his role, how his gameplay works, and all of his abilities.

Overwatch 2 Ramattra release date

Ramattra’s release date in Overwatch 2 was December 6, 2022, alongside the release of Season 2. Ramattra was revealed just over a month before his launch, with the Nepalese hero’s unveiling taking place on November 4 of that year.

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As the leader of the Null Sector, Ramattra is one of the biggest enemies in Overwatch’s narrative. He is one of the instigating forces for the creation of the Overwatch force. Needless to say, his release was a bit of a big deal. It also helps that he’s easily one of the coolest heroes Blizzard has ever added to the multiplayer game – honestly, the studio cooked.

Ramattra was made available via the battle pass, where he could be unlocked at level 55 (free) or level 1 (premium) depending on which version of it you purchased.

Overwatch 2 Ramattra role

Ramattra is a tank, meaning that the tank role was the first to get two new heroes in Overwatch 2 – the other being Junker Queen. Ramattra was also the eleventh tank hero to be added to the game. He’s not the most recent, though – that adage belongs to Mauga.

Overwatch 2 Ramattra gameplay

Despite being a tank, Ramattra is actually able to switch to a more offense-oriented Nemesis form. While in this state, Ramattra focuses on being a threatening damage dealer, while his Omnic form is focused more on protection and supporting teammates.

Ramattra can change between these forms using a regular ability, though it only lasts for eight seconds.

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Overwatch 2 Ramattra abilities

It should come as no surprise that Ramattra boasts two different ability types based on which form he’s in. To ensure things don’t get too complicated, he also shares an ability and an Ultimate move between forms.

Here are Ramattra’s abilities:

  • Omnic Form
    • Void Accelerator (Primary Fire) – Fire a stream of projectiles.
    • Void Barrier (Ability) – Create a barrier at the targeted location.
  • Nemesis Form – Transform into Nemesis Form, changing your attacks and gaining bonus armor.
    • Pummel (Primary Fire) – Punch, creating a wave of piercing energy with every swing.
    • Block (Ability) – Significantly reduces damage taken from the front and reduces movement speed.
  • Both forms
    • Ravenous Vortex (Ability) – Fire a sphere of energy that creates a slowing vortex on the ground, damaging enemies within and pulling them downward.
    • Annihilation (Ultimate) – Enter Nemesis Form and create a deadly swarm that lashes out at nearby enemies, persisting longer when damaging enemies.

And that’s all you need to know about when the Overwatch 2 Ramattra release date was, and how he plays in matches. If you’re looking for even more pew pew goodness to add to your library, then check out our best PS5 FPS games and best Xbox FPS games guides.