Overwatch Just Got A Brand New Character

He's blue, has a glowing red visor and has gray hair. His name is Soldier: 76 He has a pretty cool backstory.

The idea: he's the grizzled old soldier that used to lead the Overwatch squad.

They thought he was dead.

BUT NO. HE'S ALIVE AND HE HAS A VISOR NOW.

Sample dialogue (all grizzled and stuff): "Call me a vigilante all you want, truth is... I'm just a soldier".

What does Soldier: 76 do? Mostly he shoots things and says lines of dialogue you might expect from a grizzled veteran with gray hair and a jawline that could cut glass. He looks a bit like an all-rounder, the kind of player you might want to start off with before going more specialised with Overwatch's stranger characters.

Still, I remain impressed with what Blizzard is doing with Overwatch. I suspect there's gonna be a lot more of these character reveals in the future.


Comments

    This looks pretty cool. Can't wait for the beta.

    ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!

    So pumped for this game.

    Some of these heroes are going to end up in HoTs fo sho.

      The HotS team said a while ago they would love too but want to wait until Overwatch is released/established on its own before taking characters from there.

        Cool. Guess they have to wait and see who the popular characters are to adapt.

    Just need to tone down those gun models and we'll be golden!

    Looks pretty cool, still not going to be able to play the game until they add FoV options though...
    Locked vertical FoV makes my 16:10 monitor cry Blizzard :(

      It's been confirmed that they went back on their prevoius decision, and are adding an fov slider.

      source: https://twitter.com/MrMuselk/status/618492268098359296

        Whaaaaaaat?!? That's brilliant, thank you hadn't seen that =D

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

    god damnit blizzard..... hurry up with the beta already!

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