Tracer Enters The Nexus

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We all know Blizzard is on point with their cross-advertisement game. With that in mind, fans of Overwatch can look forward to one of the game's most iconic characters joining the Nexus this month! Many of us have been waiting to see who they'd choose for the crossover, and it may not be too surprising to find Lena Oxton (aka Tracer) at the end of that road. Before we get into the abilities, have a look at some screenshots taken from the developer preview:

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From the preview, we can see that Tracer will have her standard orange and yellow outfit, along with a green variant and a blue variant. Her master skin brings out some high-tech fins and boasts an increase in size to her chest piece. The only extra skin revealed thus far follows the popular Spectre theme. Interestingly enough, the Spectre suit comes with it's very own Phantom mount.

Abilities

Journalist technobubble from rgj.com has recently posted what is believed to be the full ability load out that our British friend will use to dispense Overwatch style justice on the fields of the Nexus.

  • Trait [D]: Reload
    • Tracer is able to execute Basic Attacks while in motion. Activate to reload all Ammo over 0.75 seconds. This trait activates automatically when player ammo reaches 0. Basic Attacks consume Ammo and add pulse bomb charges. You can attack 10 times over 1.25 seconds, draining Ammo with every shot. Reload sets your Ammo to full.
  • Blink [Q]
    • Quickly dash toward target location. Includes 3 charges. 6 second cooldown per charge
  • Melee [W]
    • Deal damage to an enemy, prioritizing the nearest enemy Hero. Hitting non-Heroes grants 5 Pulse Bomb charges. Hitting Heroes grants 10 Pulse Bomb charges. 8 second cooldown
  • Recall [E]
    • Returns player to the position they were 3 seconds ago. Also refills Ammo and cleanses negative status effects. Comes with 1 second of invulnerability while it casts. 24 second cooldown.
  • Pulse Bomb [R]
    • Attaches a bomb to the first target hit, dealing damage in an area, or 2x damage to the primary target. Dealing damage charges this ability. Costs 100 charges to cast. Holds maximum of 100 charges. Pulse Bomb is available to cast from Level 1. Instead of a second heroic at Level 10, Tracer can pick talents to modify Pulse Bomb in the following ways:
    • Sticky Bomb: Increase the radius by 50%, and enemies hit are slowed by 60% for 3 seconds
    • Quantum Spike: Pulse Bomb no longer does damage in an area, but deals additional damage to a single target equal to 15% of their Maximum Health
    • Pulse Rounds: The range of Pulse Bomb is doubled, and Basic Attacks versus Heroes give 50% more charges to Pulse Bomb

Talents by level

LEVEL 1

Pulse Strike: Increases Melee’s Pulse Bomb charges from 10% to 15% against Heroes. Slipstream: Reduces Recall’s cooldown by 4 seconds and increases the amount of time Recalled by 1 second. Tracer Rounds: Your Basic Attacks reveal enemies for 4 seconds.

LEVEL 4

Parting Gift: Recall leaves behind 3 bombs that deal 250 damage each to different targets. Is That a Health Pack?!: Increases Regeneration Globe and Healing Fountain healing by 100%. Untouchable: Takedowns increase your Basic Attack damage by 2% up to 30%. These bonuses are lost on death.

LEVEL 7

Jumper: Increases Blink’s charges by 1. Bullet Time: Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Blink by 0.1 seconds. Spatial Echo: Using Recall grants 2 charges of Blink.

LEVEL 10 (Heroic Upgrades)

Sticky Bomb: Increases Pulse Bomb’s radius by 50% and enemies hit are slowed by 60% for 3 seconds. Quantum Spike: Pulse Bomb deals an additional 10% of the primary target’s maximum Health. Pulse Rounds: Increases Pulse Bomb’s range and charge rate from Basic Attacks against Heroes by 100%.

LEVEL 13

Bullet Spray: Increases Melee’s radius by 50%, and causes it to damage all enemies in range. Ricochet: Your Basic Attacks have a 50% chance to hit another nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes. Leeching Rounds: Your Basic Attacks against Heroes heal you for 20% of their damage dealt.

LEVEL 16

Sleight of Hand: Reduces Reload time by 50%. This equals 20% more damage per second. Focus Fire: If an entire ammo magazine is unloaded on an enemy, the last bullet will deal 90 bonus damage. This is equal to 30% of the total magazine. Locked and Loaded: Reactivate Reload within the last 50% of its cast time to increase your Basic Attack damage by 35% for that magazine.

LEVEL 20

Get Stuffed!: Reduces Melee’s cooldown by 3 seconds. Hitting an enemy with Melee who is stuck with a Pulse Bomb causes the bomb to instantly explode and knocks the target away from you. Total Recall: Recall also heals you equal to the amount of Health lost during that time. Composition B: If you successfully stick a Pulse bomb to an enemy Hero, you also drop another one at their feet that deals 50% damage and explodes slightly earlier.

When?

The official battle.net blog has this to say on how quickly you can enjoy mowing baddies down with your pulse blasters:

The first Overwatch character to appear in Heroes of the Storm, Tracer will be available starting April 19 exclusively to those who pre-purchase a digital copy of Overwatch: Origins Edition for Windows PC. Starting on April 26, she’ll become available for sale to everyone in the Nexus. If you pre-purchased the PC version of Overwatch: Origins Edition through the Battle.net Shop, Tracer will be waiting for you in Heroes the moment she goes live. Those who plan to purchase Origins Edition on other platforms will receive Tracer when they pick up their copy of the game starting on May 24. Learn more about Overwatch—and the other bonuses that come with Origins Edition—at PlayOverwatch.com, and in our support articles.

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