Overwatch 2 character leaks could hint at upcoming Orisa & Efi storyline - Dexerto

Overwatch 2 character leaks could hint at upcoming Orisa & Efi storyline

Published: 25/Nov/2019 3:43 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 3:56

by Brad Norton


The narrative of Overwatch 2 will push the story forward with new settings, characters, and opposition. While certain heroes were excluded from the big reveal, recent leaks have indicated a major involvement for Orisa.

With Overwatch 2 having just been unveiled at BlizzCon 2019, fans of the popular hero shooter have been hotly anticipating any scrap of new information.

The first look at a playable story mission from the convention revealed a slew of new mechanics, abilities, and much more, however a wide array of popular heroes were seemingly been excluded from the plot. Despite this, a brand new leak has hinted that Orisa could be a major focus throughout the narrative.

Blizzard - OverwatchVarious heroes received drastic graphical upgrades at the BlizzCon unveiling, perhaps Orisa could be the next in line.

A series of leaked images on November 24 revealed an interesting look at Efi Oladele, the Numbanian inventor responsible for creating the beefy Tank hero known as Orisa.

The images appear to showcase an in-engine model of the character. With numerous expressions on display, there’s no telling just yet whether she will appear in-game or purely just throughout various cutscenes. 

Regardless, a detailed character model undeniably indicates that Orisa’s creator could play a pivotal role in the story. Perhaps more Omnic creations could be coming down the line, or maybe Orisa needs help from the recently reformed Overwatch, there’s no telling until further story information is unveiled. 

Reddit: DocterrificDocWith Overwatch 2 pushing the narrative forward, Efi could be a few years older by the time we meet her in-game.

With her base of operations located in Numbani, this leak could also hint at her involvement in Hero Missions instead, the highly replayable PvE variant that stands alone from the fully fleshed out story mode. 

Reddit user ‘DocterrificDoc’ who shared these potential first looks at the character in-engine, explained how every leak should be taken with a grain of salt until the information is verified by Blizzard themselves however.

“Take every leak with a pinch of salt and you’ll never be disappointed,” they expressed. “These low-rez images often float around and are often fake.”

Reddit: DocterrificDocThere’s no telling who Efi might be talking with throughout this particular scene.

At the young age of 11, there’s essentially no chance that the character will be added into the competitive side of things anytime soon. It will be fascinating to see just how intricately involved the inventor will be throughout the narrative of Overwatch 2 however.

Could more of her ingenious creations be brought to life in the competitive shooter? Only time will tell. Here’s an overview of everything we know regarding Overwatch 2’s story mode thus far.


Sneaky Overwatch spot makes Genji the ultimate flanker on Hanamura

Published: 21/Nov/2020 0:54

by Theo Salaun


Genji was already one of Overwatch’s sneakiest flankers, but then the game’s players discovered an absurd spot on Hanamura that lets you simply defy physics to dive behind enemy lines. 

Genji is a slender, bionic ninja with speedy abilities and, typically, a penchant for subterfuge. There is perhaps no spooky sight more familiar to Overwatch’s beloved support players than an enemy Genji who has stealthily snuck past their tanks and DPS teammates to seek out blood.

On a normal day, the metal menace uses some combination of his speed, wall-climbing, and dashing abilities to enjoy unique flanking routes that are difficult for enemies to predict or counteract. But, a recently exposed Hanamura trick allows him to suddenly surprise the back line on Point A.

Hanamura’s Point A features a central structure enclosing the point, which is shaped rectangularly, with four wide openings and numerous gridded windows. There’s a big bell in the middle of the point and the whole thing feels very elegant. Still, this new Genji trick can ruin the peace enjoyed by enemies standing near the bell.

To all my fellow Genji players I found a nice way to dash right into the enemy backline from Overwatch

As shared by ‘Yeast_chanxxx’ on Reddit, a Genji can stand atop the balcony facing Hanamura’s Point A structure and use his dash ability to slice through the gridded window. This allows you to bypass the traditional chokes of the main point and get right into the action. It requires your dash to be available, your angle positioning to be accurate, and, in the future, will likely require a patch.

This trick has to be entirely unintentional, as even players’ bullets have trouble traveling through those windows. If it’s difficult for an attacker to shoot through those wooden grids to destroy a turret sitting behind, then it doesn’t make any sense that a 35-year-old ninja can slip through them instantaneously.

Overwatch Genji in-game
Blizzard Entertainment
Genji is bigger than a bullet.

For now, the spot remains in the game and Genji mains who frequent Reddit will be sure to try and take advantage of it. Although some, including a commenter who goes by ‘Inuit195,’ may simply not want to abuse the glitch.

Inuit195 had a simple question when they first saw the video of the bugged, physics-defying trick: “Wait can you be banned for using this glitch?”

The answer is likely no, as Blizzard have typically sought to address glitches by patching them out of the game rather than by punishing people who use them. For now, fans are eagerly awaiting an answer: is Genji able to shapeshift or is this a bug?