Blizzard is reportedly developing at least four new heroes for Overwatch 2, in addition to Sojourn and Echo, who were confirmed at BlizzCon 2019.
Jeff Kaplan and other Overwatch developers confirmed that “multiple” new heroes including Sojourn would be arriving with Overwatch 2 at a panel during Blizzcon 2019.
Now, Game Informer Executive Editor Andrew Reiner reportedly saw the silhouettes of four still-unannounced during a visit to Blizzard in October 2019.
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Who are the four unannounced heroes?
Reiner said while he was at Blizzard, Kaplan quickly showed him a powerpoint presentation about Overwatch 2’s new content.
On the slide for “new heroes” were four silhouettes, none of which were recognizable as anything we’ve seen from concept art or previews, Reiner claimed.
“From what I could make out, three of the forms were female,” Reiner wrote for Game Informer. “This is just a guess, mind you, as the garments they wore made it difficult to know for sure.”
He also picked up on some of the equipment from the silhouettes, which could give us just enough to make some way-too-early speculations on the hero’s identities.
“The character I believed to be male held a crooked staff, looking somewhat like a wizard, warlock, or voodoo priest,” Reiner wrote. “The hero that stood out the most, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of, appeared to be a female with short hair.”
He explained this hero appeared to have a giant, four-sided weapon that seemed to be intended for melee, “but given Overwatch is a science-fiction universe, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being thrown like a boomerang,” he speculated.
There was also an animal silhouette featured prominently along with this character in the art, but exactly how it would be used remains unknown.
What did Jeff have to say about the new heroes?
When asked by Reiner if he could provide any additional details on the upcoming heroes, Kaplan simply answered “no”, and moved on.
The Overwatch Director called out leakers during the BlizzCon opening ceremonies and said during a panel that the team would be “going dark” to work on the upcoming content.
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With Jeff on the lookout for any and all OW2 leaks, this report of a glimpse of some silhouettes could be all the info we’re going to get for a while, but only time will tell.