Overwatch's New Hero Is Sigma, An Astrophysicist Who Doesn't Know He's A 'Living Weapon'

After a series of teases that culminated in the apparent demise of Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan, Blizzard has revealed the game’s latest hero. His name is Sigma, and he has the power to see maths. Also, perhaps related to that, he can control gravity.

Today, Blizzard introduced Sigma in an animated story trailer. “Gravity is a harness,” Sigma says in the trailer. “I have harnessed the harness.” But that wasn’t enough for him, so he decided to try and double-harness the power of a black hole. That, however, appears to have driven him mad, or at least stuffed his brain so full that it’s like an overflowing bowl of mashed potatoes.

Like many a great mad scientist before him, Sigma is evil. Specifically, the trailer ends with him standing alongside Widowmaker, Sombra, Moira (who’d be the obvious ship if we weren’t all 99 per cent sure she’s gay), and other members of Overwatch’s Talon organisation. But, Blizzard adds, there’s a twist: Sigma is apparently “unaware” that he’s “being used as a living weapon.”

We’ll almost certainly find out more about how he plays later this week.


    Wow! Are they even trying to be original anymore, pretty sure its pretty much Graviton from Marvel.

    Have to give it to Blizzard they really know how to do quality videos. The editing and soundscape on this one was really unnerving, it really sold the vision they were trying to sell.

    Not sure why it made me think of Prey *shrugs*

      Ive always said if love to see a full movie done by the team that does the Overwatch and WoW cinematics.

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