Overwatch Story

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...




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...

Lore Watch Episode 22: The lore of Overwatch Welcome to episode 22 of Lore Watch! Lore Watch is a podcast that explores a single lore subject about the World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Anne Stickney, Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an in-depth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love....



Overwatch veterans: Reinhardt, Torbjörn and Mercy origins When Overwatch was first created to combat the Omnic Crisis, the general consensus was that only the best of the best would do for the team. Notable heroes from all over the world would take part. In the United States, that meant John “Jack” Morrison and Gabriel Reyes, two members of an elite, classified soldier...

Symmetra
Read the latest Overwatch comic Symmetra: A Better World The latest comic in Blizzard’s digital Overwatch run has been released, and sheds some light on one of Overwatch‘s lesser-known heroes. Symmetra: A Better World was written by Andrew Robinson with artwork by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, and takes a closer look at the Vishkar Corporation’s attempts to secure and rebuild sections of Rio de Janeiro...

Overwatch’s McCree and the Deadlock Gang The Overwatch team was extraordinarily clever during the height of their popularity after the Omnic Crisis was brought to an end. Using their resources and connections, they dismantled plenty of underground criminal organizations. Part of this was simply being experts in their fields — and a lot of it was due to using the knowledge...

Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s ongoing story Overwatch — the game being released on May 24 — doesn’t really have an overarching story. It’s not that type of game:  it’s a multiplayer first-person shooter, not an RPG. But Overwatch, the team highlighted in the title, certainly has a lot of story going for it. And that’s what makes Overwatch interesting. Sure, the...

Lúcio
Overwatch origins: Symmetra, Lúcio and the Vishkar Corporation The Omnic Crisis left the world in a semi-chaotic state, but it was a period of history filled with hope for the future, thanks to the efforts of the Overwatch team. Still, that didn’t mean that the world was automatically a wonderful place to live — all over the world, the effects of the Crisis...

Zarya and Overwatch’s second Omnic Crisis Other than the Overwatch agents that were directly involved with taking down the omnic uprising and saving the world, no one knows what really started the Omnic Crisis. However, reports were pretty specific with their references, pointing out that Overwatch took out the “force behind the uprising,” rather than simply wiping the omnics out. Given...

Widowmaker
Objective complete: Widowmaker, Talon, and Recall Overwatch was officially disbanded thirty years after its founding, after allegations of corruption and gross negligence — as well as infighting between the troops — slowly tore it apart. Yet there were those within its ranks who sought to reform the organization, despite the fact that any Overwatch activity had been deemed illegal after the...

Brothers at odds: Overwatch’s Hanzo and Genji origins Although the Omnic Crisis was the major driving force that originally brought the Overwatch team together, the successful end of the Crisis didn’t spell the end for Overwatch. Instead, the team evolved into an international peacekeeping force, entering a golden age of heroism and thriving in the public eye. Much of this post-Omnic Crisis period...