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Overwatch Los Muertos hero takes Day of the Dead skins to next level

by David Purcell

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An astounding Overwatch corrupted hero concept has surfaced in the game's online community and there's no doubt that it looks not only game ready, but ready to represent the Los Muertos organization as well.

There have been a number of exciting hero concepts created since the title first launched in May 2016, ranging from interesting Jurassic Park inspired characters to heroes wearing Plague Doctor masks. 

However, a concept video that was uploaded to YouTube channel 'Blame The Controller - Overwatch' includes a brand new character creation that will "put terror in the hearts of your enemies" and he's called Vidal. 

Blame the controller - Overwatch / YouTube
Blame the controller - Overwatch / YouTube
Here's what Vidal would look like in Overwatch.

The hero is not just a standalone design, but comes with an interesting backstory and even some bonus content in the form of a fully animated comic. 

Working with the secretive Los Muertos organization in Overwatch, Vidal has been described by his creator as an evil healer that has more utility with lower healing. The character differs from Baptiste, who was originally in Talon, as he's involved deeply with a different dark org within the game. 

Blame the controller - Overwatch, Youtube
Blame the controller - Overwatch, Youtube
Here's a taster of this Overwatch hero concept's interesting backstory.

Vidal has a number of different abilities, some of which are similar to that of others in the game's roster, and others which set this fighter apart from others. 

The most important part of his entire kit is a stance swapping feature called Spirit Swap, according to the creator, as it controls how other abilities will work. There are a number of ability pairs available to the character, too, which include an Angry Spirit gun, paired with Empower, which buffs teammate damage for a short amount of time. 

Its debuff feature is Weaken, along with two self buff abilities called Blessing and Blood Thirst. These can be used as self healing mechanisms, but because the latter is activated in the spiteful stance, it's more of a 'life steal' attack. Other details can be seen in the video also, such as a look at his ultimate - Spirit Protectors. 

The likelihood of this exact design making its way into the game is unlikely, but there's definitely a chance that a future hero would be deeply entangled with the Los Muertos organization. This is definitely one direction that Blizzard could go.