Days just before Blizzard’s annual fan convention, BlizzCon, is slated to commence, a new image of what seems to be Overwatch two has appeared on-line. Overwatch two is anticipated to introduce a player-vs-atmosphere practical experience, as nicely as a new game modes, maps, and heroes, according to an ESPN report.
ESPN initially reported that Echo, an omnic character revealed at final year’s BlizzCon, would be the game’s subsequent hero — but the story was later updated to eliminate mention of Echo. Esports insider Rod Breslau wrote on Twitter mentioned it is “likely untrue” that Echo will be announced at BlizzCon as the 32nd hero.
Echo is, nonetheless, featured in a new image that was identified on the Blizzard Gear web page currently. Spotted by people on the MMO Champion forum and initial reported by Wowhead, the image shows Reinhardt, Mei, Genji, Tracer, Mercy, Brigitte, Winston, and Echo charging into battle. You will not locate the artwork displayed on the Blizzard Gear retailer, but it is clearly hosted by Blizzard and hidden from the retailer — probably to go reside when Overwatch two is announced.
It is unclear what function Echo will play in the Overwatch universe, but it is clear that she’ll be vital in the franchise’s ongoing story — she’s been noticed in early notion art because just before the game’s release. Echo was lastly released from the Route 66 payload final year game director Jeff Kaplan mentioned she’s an vital character with a large function in the Overwatch universe.
A couple of Overwatch characters also appear a bit unique in the image leaked from the Blizzard Gear retailer — namely, Tracer, Mei, and Genji. No adjust is drastic each and every hero is nonetheless very easily recognizable as themselves. But it is clear that Tracer’s wearing new pants typically her pants fade from yellow to orange, and these are all mostly orange. As for Mei, her jacket style has a bit much less fur trim, and her hair’s unique, as well. As for Genji, he appears like he’s wearing garments more than his cybernetic suit: a hoodie and pants. Genji’s nakey no longer!
Of course, all of this could be liberties taken by the artist — it does not necessarily reflect modifications to character style for Overwatch two. But it could, and we’ll probably know extra just after the weekend.
BlizzCon 2019 will run from Nov. 1 to two at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.