Whereas the unique Overwatch will supposedly not be seeing the addition of any new heroes, as Blizzard’s unique intention was to avoid wasting them for Overwatch 2, the sequel’s rumored delay may see a change being made to this plan. If such a change does occur, and the unique Overwatch does certainly get a brand new hero, there are a number of potential characters that would fill this function.
Whereas Sojourn is the almost certainly addition, as she has been formally confirmed as a playable hero for the subsequent sport, a number of leaked characters may fill the slot as nicely — with Sojourn being reserved for a debut inside Overwatch 2 like initially deliberate. Whereas that is purely hypothesis, as Blizzard may simply follow its weapons and never launch any new characters till the hero shooter’s sequel arrives, the likelihood is value discussing.
Yokai is the almost certainly hero to be revealed at BlizzConline, and in flip, the almost certainly character to debut in Overwatch subsequent. Again in 2019, a Sport Informer interview mentioned a behind-closed-doors exhibiting of 4 unannounced heroes, with Jeff Kaplan exhibiting attendees silhouettes of those future Overwatch 2 additions. One character had a fox-like companion, with the animal’s use absolutely making for an fascinating package. Nevertheless, this leak quickly grew to become a reliable hero tease contained in the not too long ago launched Kanezaka map.
On one of many Japanese-based map’s partitions, the phrase “Yokai” may be seen. A time period for spirit animals, the rumored fox hero’s pet could also be extra of a ghost than flesh and blood. With the phrase surrounded by graffiti of a fox, the tease is made much more clear, and it appears doubtless that Yokai will likely be proven off very quickly. With a separate teaser hinting at a sword-wielding Overwatch character with ties to the Shimada clan, gamers might have already got an concept of how she’s going to play and what her backstory may entail.
For some time now, gamers have needed that Talon tank Mauga to hitch his pal Baptiste as a member of Overwatch’s playable roster. Loyal to the Talon terrorist group, Mauga boasts an up-close and private combating type that will make him an fascinating off-tank or injury hero. With Baptiste owing him a favor, as Mauga didn’t flip his turncoat good friend in as soon as he deserted Talon, Mauga has the right story setup for a possible debut.
Aside from an enormous construct and neat coiffure that will enable for some trendy cosmetics to be made unlockable, a number of leaks and rumors in 2019 claimed that Mauga’s package was virtually absolutely full. With leakers claiming that Blizzard didn’t launch him purely as a result of they needed a brand new most important tank with a defend, one thing that will not match with the Mauga proven within the “What You Go away Behind” comedian, the 31st hero slot was crammed by Sigma as an alternative. With Blizzard supposedly realizing what they might do with the Samoan hero, although, it will make sense if he got here to Overwatch quickly.
If the primary Overwatch will get one other hero, it’s completely potential that will probably be somebody absolutely unknown to the general public. Whereas seeing teased heroes like Yokai and Mauga within the sport can be thrilling, Blizzard may throw a curveball within the path of followers. Very similar to how the Tank hero Orisa was added to the sport as Hero 24, regardless of all indicators pointing to Doomfist, the subsequent Overwatch hero could possibly be somebody no one is anticipating.
Again when the fox hero was leaked, a staff-wielding monk was additionally talked about. This character may come subsequent, as may a beforehand leaked hero that acted like a spy. Carrying a go well with and taking pictures a silent pistol whereas commanding a drone, gamers theorized that Talon banker Maximilien could possibly be this character — although nothing has come from this leaked idea to this point. The scrapped Jetpack Cat may additionally return, as gamers have solely seen idea artwork of the character, whereas gamers may see the Junkertown Queen lastly wielding her membership in-game. Whereas the fox hero and Mauga are each extra doubtless, Blizzard clearly has no scarcity of choices for future Overwatch heroes.
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