Overwatch's newest hero, Moira, has been available to play on live servers for a little over a week. During that time, she's been absent from competitive play as the developers continued to fine tune her.
Starting Nov. 24, Moira is officially playable in ranked Overwatch.
Moira's release has been unique among Overwatch heroes. Announced at BlizzCon, she hit PTR servers rather soon afterward, allowing players to try her out. Once Moira was on the test servers, players found a multitude of bugs with the her, including an inability to damage Torbjörn turrets.
Despite these many issues, Moira spent only one and a half weeks on the test servers before being shunted onto the live ones. This was only half the time previous heroes had spent on the PTR before going live.
The bug where Moira can't damage Torb turrets is reeeeeeeeeeeally getting annoying >_>— sadistyx (@themermaidstyx) November 23, 2017
Perhaps because of the shorter testing period, Moira reached live servers with many of her issues still intact. Blizzard was quick to acknowledge these issues, and has assured the community they will continue to be addressed.
Whatever the state of Moira's playability, she's now made it to competitive Overwatch, any character's final testing ground. Soon enough we'll know whether she's made it into the meta or not, an answer nearly as important as whether or not she works.
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