Breakdown of New Overwatch Character: Ashe

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Breakdown of New Overwatch Character: Ashe

Just days after its announcement during the BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made its new DPS hero available on Overwatch's servers. This new character, Ashe, is the anti nemesis of the popular gunslinger Jesse McCree.

Ashe is the 16th damage dealer in Overwatch, and benefits from various abilities allowing her to shoot down enemies from range while being able to control an area by inflicting damage over time or knock back opponents.



Ashe’s primary weapon is a rifle with two firing modes: semi-automatic and sniper. In semi-automatic mode, the Viper shoots rapidly with a high spread. The alternative firing mode includes a scope to shoot more precise and damaging shots, at the expense of speed.

Ashe Overwatch Viper

Type Semi-automatic hitscan
Damage 20 – 40
Falloff range 20 to 40 meters
Spread angle 1.85 degrees
Rate of fire 4 rounds per second
Ammo 12
Reload time 0.50 second (initial animation)
+0.30 second per bullet4.25 seconds (Full reload animation)


Ashe throws an explosive deals damage over time and put enemies on fire. The dynamite automatically detonates after a delay, but Ashe can also shoot to explode it early, taking her opponents by surprise.

Ashe Overwatch Dynamite

Damage Explosion: 30 – 75

Burn: 100

Self: 65 – 87.5

Area of effect 5 meters
Casting time 2 seconds
Duration 5 seconds (burn)
Cooldown 10 seconds


The Coach Gun is a shotgun pushing enemies away while dealing high damage. This ability allows Ashe to get away from close range opponents, or knock herself back to safety. The Coach Gun is also powerful on open maps, where she can get environmental kills for pushing enemies off a cliff.

Ashe Overwatch Coach Gun

Damage 6 per pellet

90 per shot

Num. of pellets 15
Cooldown 10 seconds


Ashe’s ultimate ability is B.O.B, her loyal omnic companion. When summoned, B.O.B. behaves as a powerful frontline ally, charging into the melee while dealing suppressing fire to cover his teammates. B.O.B. is also able to contest objectives or prevent enemy teams from pushing the payload, just like any other member of the team.

Ashe Overwatch B.O.B

Health 1200
Damage Charge: 120 impact

Arm Cannon: 112 per second, 14 per bullet, 1092 overall

Rate of fire 8 bullets per second
Duration 10 seconds (after collision)
Charge required 2000


Elizabeth Caledonia “Calamity” Ashe, Age: 39

Occupation: Thief, Gang Leader

Base of Operations: Deadlock Gorge, Arizona, USA

Affiliation: Deadlock Gang

Official Description from Blizzard:

Ashe is the ambitious and calculating leader of the Deadlock Gang and a respected figure in the criminal underworld.

Born into a wealthy family, Ashe grew up surrounded by privilege. Her parents were highly sought-after business consultants and coaches for powerful CEOs around the world. Though her parents paid little attention to her (mostly leaving her in the care of the family’s omnic butler, Bob), they ensured that Ashe had every opportunity to succeed. But a chance meeting with a local ruffian, named Jesse McCree, and an impromptu string of crimes committed together opened her eyes to her true calling. The satisfaction of outwitting her targets and the thrill of getting away with it set her on the outlaw path.

Along with the other three founders of the Deadlock Gang, Ashe started to make a name for herself with bigger and more extravagant heists. The Deadlock Gang’s rapid rise to prominence put them at odds with the other criminal organizations in the American Southwest; the encounters often became violent. After years of skirmishes and bloodshed, Ashe called the heads of the major groups together.

Ashe saw the potential to grow the influence of all. She used what she’d learned from her parents’ business to bring order to these groups. Her proposal was that the gangs could work together (or at least, not work against each other). Her principles: keep your word, don’t work with the law, respect each other’s territory, and always punish betrayal.

No longer having to focus her energies on squabbles with the other gangs, Ashe is now writing her name across the American Southwest with a string of audacious heists and operations that has put her at top of the authorities’ most-wanted lists and cemented her legacy as an outlaw legend.

Ashe is already available on Overwatch servers and shall join the competitive rosters in the upcoming weeks.

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Breakdown of New Overwatch Character: Ashe
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.