Overwatch Officially Introduces New Hero Kiriko

Kiriko's fox spirit.
Kiriko's fox spirit. / Courtesy of Blizzard

After previous leaks, Blizzard have finally revealed new Overwatch Hero Kiriko.

While likely a surprise to no one at this point, Blizzard have officially revealed Kiriko, a fox-girl Hero set to make her debut in the upcoming Overwatch 2. Leakers had been teasing Kiriko's arrival for sometime, but today Blizzard formally gave fans a glimpse at the new Hero's abilities and kit.

Overwatch 2 Kiriko Abilities Detailed

Kiriko will make her start as a Support Hero in Overwatch 2, equipped with kunai to deal projectile critical damage and healing talismans to keep targeted allies in the fight. Kiriko will also be able to teleport herself to allies, even through walls using her "Swift Step" ability. Using her "Protection Suzu", allied players will become invulnerable and cleansed of most negative effects.

Her Ultimate "Kitsune Rush" summons a fox spirit to rush forward, buffing the movement, attack speed, and cooldowns of any allies that follow its path.

Her passive "Wall Climb" ability allows Kiriko to jump at walls and climb them for some added verticality.

Her full kit is as follows:

  • Protection Suzu
  • Kunai
  • Swift Step
  • Healing Ofuda
  • Ultimate: Kitsune Rush
  • Passive: Wall Climb

Kiriko will be a free instant unlock for all Overwatch 1 players in Overwatch 2's Season 1, which is set to begin on Oct. 4. Players can also earn Kiriko as part of the Battle Pass.