In an internal memo, Torbjörn reported that the rifle was intended for use by Overwatch medics in the field, and that the rifle's technology was only intended for healing. Ziegler responded that her research in the field of nanobiotic technology was only in the area of saving lives. With this rifle, she warned that Overwatch was on a "slippery slope" to modifications that would result in the weaponization of biotic technology.
The rifle functions as a dart gun, which fires darts filled with a biotic solution that are injected upon impact with the target. For this purpose, Ana carries multiple darts with different effects, including healing darts and offensive darts.
- 2016-07-06, Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security Classification: CONFIDENTIAL. Twitter, accessed on 2016-07-07
- Ana, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2016-07-12
- "Ana: Old Soldiers", Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 23 September 2016.
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