Overwatch Lore

Overwatch’s Story: Everything you need to know Overwatch is about to celebrate its first anniversary! Since its initial release, Overwatch has captivated millions of players with its fast paced, engaging gameplay. Hand in hand with that gameplay however is a cast of characters and a story that has captured the hearts and imaginations of both players and non-players alike. While you don’t...

Know Your Lore: King’s Row and Overwatch Uprising When we initially heard the story behind the Overwatch organization, it was pretty straightforward. A group is formed to counter a crisis, the group is successful, and the group’s popularity wanes over time until it’s finally disbanded. But the story is hardly as cut and dry as it originally seemed, and we’ve seen more bits...




New Overwatch comic: Uprising A new Overwatch comic has just been released — and this time, we’re going back. Way back, all the way to the period of time before Overwatch was originally disbanded. In Uprising, the team can only watch and wait as pro-omnic terrorist group Null Sector holes up in London. While Morrison would like to take...

Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s Orisa, Efi Oladele, and the return of Doomfist In the Overwatch universe, Numbani is something akin to paradise for omnics. Unlike other areas of the world where omnics are viewed with mistrust and open derision, Numbani is a city of harmony. Humans and omnics built the city together, live side by side, and even celebrate this equality with an event called Unity Day....

New Overwatch comic: Binary A new Overwatch comic has just been released, featuring Bastion and Torbjörn. In Binary, Bastion’s been discovered in the forests of northern Sweden, and people are understandably terrified. After all, Bastion units were incredibly powerful foes during the Omnic Crisis. Before the town can finish formulating a plan for taking down the rogue omnic, Torbjörn...

Is Efi Oladele the new Overwatch hero? [Updated] The Overwatch team has released a new bit of lore — an interview with young inventor Efi Oladele, recipient of the Adawe Foundation’s prestigious genius grant at just 11 years old. A brilliant mind, Efi specializes in working with robotics and artificial intelligence. The interview ends with Efi’s vague answer as to what exactly she’s...




Know Your Lore: The Sombra ARG and story in Overwatch Was Sombra a bust? While I was initially going to talk about more Old Gods and WoW this week, a recent post by Jeff Kaplan on the Overwatch forums caught my attention. I’m not sure why feedback surrounding an ARG would cause the team to suddenly stop releasing any new hero development information. But it’s...

Know Your Lore: 2016 Lore in review — Overwatch Ordinarily, I keep these year-end reviews dedicated pretty exclusively to World of Warcraft. But 2016 saw the release of Blizzard’s newest title, Overwatch — a new IP with new characters and story. With Overwatch, Blizzard has done something a little different. They’ve taken a genre of gameplay that isn’t typically heavy on story, and given...



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Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s Sombra origins When the Omnic Crisis hit the world, Overwatch was there to respond and eventually defeat the Omnic threat. But what of the people that weren’t heroes – those who lost their homes, their family and friends, everything they ever knew? What of those left behind? Some quietly tried to rebuild their lives and their futures…and...

Overwatch and the mystery of Sombra Blizzard fans are a persistent sort, especially when we come across unsolved mysteries — for years in vanilla, people tried to unravel the mysteries of Ashbringer entirely of their own accord, simply due to a few hints placed in game. Players had a similar fascination with the crypts beneath Karazhan, trying to figure out their...

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Breakfast Topic: Overwatch and new heroes So I was thinking about Overwatch, something I do a lot for a game I don’t play. I’ve gone so far as to finally buy the game, even, and yet I’m never moved to play it thanks to the state of my vision. On a good day I can participate but I don’t have that...

Know Your Lore: Ana Amari and new Overwatch heroes Overwatch was initially founded at the behest of the United Nations during the Omnic Crisis to help combat the omnic menace. It was a small team in those early days with just six founding members — Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison, Reinhardt Wilhelm, Torbjörn Lindholm, Liao, and Ana Amari. Ana was widely considered to be one of the world’s best...

New Overwatch comic Ana: Old Soldiers Well this is different — it looks like we get more than one Overwatch comic with the introduction of the new hero Ana Amari. Ana: Old Soldiers picks up years after Legacy left off, after Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes died and Overwatch was disbanded. Written by Michael Chu and illustrated by Bengal, Old Soldiers...

New Overwatch comic Ana Amari: Legacy A new free Overwatch comic, Ana Amari: Legacy is now available on the official website and as a Madefire motion book. Legacy tells the story of Overwatch’s newest hero, and details what happened to Ana Amari the day she supposedly died. Written by Andrew Robinson and illustrated by Bengal, Legacy quickly fills you in on just what...

Overwatch teases potential new hero Speculation has run rampant about potential new heroes in Overwatch, and today that anticipation went into overdrive as Overwatch’s official Twitter account threw out a new image that may or may not be a tease for a new hero. Straight from the files of Angela “Mercy” Ziegler, the image depicts a sniper rifle that Torbjorn...

Know Your Lore: The next generation of Overwatch We’ve spent several weeks talking about the history of the Overwatch organization — everything that’s gone before, from the Omnic Crisis to the infighting that led to the downfall of Overwatch itself to the global fallout from the Omnic Crisis that continues to affect the world. Winston had a plan and a vision for the...