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Overwatch 2 reportedly has four unannounced heroes in the works

Published: 5/Nov/2019 22:48 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 22:59

by Bill Cooney

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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.

Credit to HITSCAN on YouTube for the below video:

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.

Blizzard EntertainmentSojourn is confirmed to be coming to Overwatch 2.

“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.

Blizzard EntertainmentShort spiky hair, an Australian weapon, this reminds us of a certain Junkertown royal.
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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.

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.

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New Overwatch custom game lets Doomfist live his parkour dreams

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:35

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the features that makes Overwatch such a fun game are the countless number of custom modes created by the title’s players. This mode, nicknamed ‘Doom Parkour’ lets you dart around Blizzard World as Doomfist and live your wall running fantasy. 

There are a lot of things to love about Overwatch. The characters, the lore and the global locations each have their own respective charm, but one of the things fans love the most is the custom game mode.

This allows players to create (within reason) their own awesome game modes either based on pure imagination or, in some cases, other games. We’ve seen Genji become a challenger in Smash Bros, and the iconic Among Us transformed in true Overwatch style.

A new game has surfaced though, and it lets Doomfist mains live our their parkour fantasy or, alternatively, have a go of playing the floor is lava in Blizzard World.

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Doomfist is a love him/hate him style character, but this custom game looks awesome!

Doom Parkour sounds pretty fun

A recent mode created by u/wishp0ds rewards fans for making sure that movements are quick and snappy.

Not only does it pose a huge challenge for Doomfist mains because it’s a pretty difficult task in itself, but it’s a great way for DPS players to practice the infamous Nigerian villain. It helps you train your rollouts and gives you a great excuse to work out some awesome combos.

Also, if you look past the technicalities it’s just a lot of fun to zoom around the map and flex on your friends at how quick your times are and how cool your mix of abilities is.

Doom Parkour PB 16.02 Blizzard World! Code: 29Y0P from r/Overwatch

For fans that fancy a go at this little challenge, the code is 29Y0P. Not only is it a pretty fun game to try out solo, playing with friends and other players is a pretty fun option too. After all, Doomfist plays are always about the flex right, so draft in your mates and give it a go!