Overwatch Lore

Witness Junkrat and Roadhog’s first meeting in Overwatch Wasted Land comic New Overwatch comic Wasted Land has been released today and the series continues to explore the backstories of our favorite heroes… and anti-heroes. In this case, we get an internal monologue by the usually silent Mako (aka Roadhog). Set some time before the events of The Plan (it’s probably the “beatdown at the bar” Junkrat...

What do you think the new Overwatch animated short is going to be? It’s almost time for Gamescom, and we’re getting a new Overwatch animated short along with a host of other announcements. Last year, Blizzard revealed The Last Bastion at the convention. This went hand in hand with the new map, Eichenwalde. We’re getting a new map this time around as well, which leads me to wonder...




New Overwatch comic Doomfist: Masquerade A new Overwatch comic is now available, and it’s a doozy that brings us up to present day. In Masquerade, we see the events immediately after Doomfist breaks out of prison, as shown in his introductory animated short. From there, it’s a whirlwind of information as Doomfist attempts to reconnect with Talon…with mixed results. Not...

Know Your Lore: Doomfist, Talon, and Overwatch Talon has had a presence in Overwatch since the debut of the game. During the height of the Overwatch organization’s popularity, many attempts were made to eliminate Talon as a threat. These efforts resulted in the death of Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix, courtesy of his wife Amélie. Brainwashed by Talon, she returned to the organization...

Horizon Lunar Colony update hints at new Overwatch lore I’ve been waiting for this one for a very long time. Overwatch has released a new tantalizing bit of lore in the form of an Atlas News report on the Horizon Lunar Colony. Fans familiar with Overwatch lore may remember the Lunar Colony as gorilla super genius Winston’s first home. We caught a glimpse of...

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...

Sombra
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...

pharah and mercy
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...