This letter from Torbjörn is the latest clue on the next Overwatch hero
If you ever wondered how Torbjörn lost his arm, why Reinhardt would be considered close enough to be invited to the family Christmas, or what “White Dome” had to do with either, now you can find out with the latest update from the Overwatch lore archives.
We discussed already the recent teaser about White Dome and how it might mean we’d be getting a new, maybe Turkish hero. Now, the story archive has presented us with a letter from Torbjörn to his pregnant wife that followed the operation. The original is written in Swedish, but thankfully for those of us who do not read that language there’s a translation that has people thinking that there may soon be another Lindholm on the playable hero roster.
We also find out that Reinhardt is Brigitte Lindholm’s godfather in no small part due to his having saved Torbjörn’s life during “White Dome” as well as his having annoyed the everloving heck out of the man until he half-jokingly promised that Reinhardt could name his first child. Since Brigitte is that first child of Torbjörn and his wife Ingrid, it seems likely that Reinhardt named her, although the fact that Torbjörn promises Ingrid she gets veto power over anything Reinhardt proposes is probably why her first name isn’t something a trifle too extravagant.
Now, a lot of people — including some folks around here — suspect that this might be a teaser of sorts towards the possibility that we’re getting Brigitte as a playable hero. Or maybe it’s more fair to say that we want to see Brigitte as playable, and we’ll grasp at any straws to justify this. But seeing the Torbjörn letter certainly seems to be a hint in her direction to me. Read the complete text of the letter below and decide for yourself.
My dear Ingrid,
I know that by now you have gotten news of my injuries in our latest mission. While the descriptions may sound terrible, the doctors are quite sure I’ll make a full recovery. Even Angela came to visit me! On the matter of my arm, I promise to make it my first priority to construct a suitable prosthesis that will make everyone forget that it was ever gone. If only Angela’s dreams of tissue regeneration were a reality! I told her she should be working harder!
They tell me that you have not yet gone into labor, so I am holding out hope that I will be able to be by your side back home in Gothenburg when the time comes. Just wait a little longer for me!
You may have heard that Reinhardt is responsible for saving my life. I’ve heard the story at least four different times myself, already, each time more unbelievable than the last. Exaggerations, as you know how he can be. All the same, they’ve decided to award him a commendation for “conspicuous bravery.” Could two words better describe the big oaf?
He has been bothering me insufferably at my bedside. Half in jest, I suggested that if it would shut him up, I would allow him to name our daughter, as he has been badgering me about it these past months. He, of course, took me at my word. Truth be told, I had been considering making him her godfather, and I hope you’ll forgive me for making this decision without your consultation. We can only hope she doesn’t take after him too much.
I told him that you would have to agree to any name he chose, so let’s hope it’s a good one (though I fear that may be beyond his abilities, given some of the ridiculous names he gives the characters in his “true stories”). I’m getting sick of this hospital, so I am hoping to return soon.
Update: Blizzard just posted a new teaser image on Twitter. We want Brigitte.
“I’ll knock some sense into you!” pic.twitter.com/WIg2xCQZ0h
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 26, 2018
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