Overwatch Is Adding Three Colorful New Characters



In addition to yesterday's Overwatch leak, where it was confirmed the game will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in Spring 2016, there's a whole lot more news straight outta BlizzCon.

Three additional characters -- Genji, Mei, and D.VA -- will be available along with an additional map when the game launches. They won't be part of an additional DLC campaign or anything of the sort, though, as all 24 characters will be available when you purchase the game. It's likely there will be other heroes announced between now and then, but as of now these heroes will be up for grabs when you dive into Overwatch upon release. 

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    November 6, 2015 12:00 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Overwatch Is Adding Three Colorful New Characters

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      November 6, 2015 12:51 PM

      Wonder if they will add them to the closed Beta.

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        November 6, 2015 9:28 PM

        I hope they do because I want to get my hands on Genji!!! But Reaper in the mean while will suffice..

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      November 6, 2015 6:09 PM

      Genji looks really fun, Mei looks like an amazing defensive char in the right hands and with a team that knows how to use her. Not sure about the Mech driver. The mechanic looks fun, as it kind of gives you a tank and fast assassin in one character, but when you can simply switch chars on death it seems like the flexibility won't be enough to make her. Although I say this having no experience.

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        November 7, 2015 2:18 AM

        I didn't think you could switch on the fly? I thought you picked a hero at the start of the round with your team and since rounds are so short, they don't allow character swapping

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          November 7, 2015 12:22 PM

          You can switch after death. Much like you can change your load out in military shooters.

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      November 6, 2015 6:13 PM

      Seems a bit weird to add 3 characters at once that are all Asian

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        November 6, 2015 6:17 PM

        They realized they were not attracting the anime crazed customer. Tracer is for TF2 scout players, Pharrah is for Quake 3 players, Soldier 76 is for CoD people, Widowmaker is for CS camping jerkfaces. Need to get those anime nerds.

        Props that 2 are female though, it was a bit of a sausage fest at first. Although 8/24 is still not a very high percentage.

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          November 6, 2015 6:27 PM

          I know- tell me about it. Only one gorilla? What fucking garbage.

          Side thread- need some game ideas where all races, sexes, religions and species are represented as well as their real world ratios.

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            November 7, 2015 12:28 AM

            If I were a sentient gorilla, I'd be pretty disappointed by the unfairness of primate representation in media.

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              November 7, 2015 2:13 AM

              Well there was Grodd on Flash last year.

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              November 7, 2015 12:25 PM

              Psh! How come everyone things we robots only speak in bleeps and bloops? Like WTF even IS that!?

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            November 7, 2015 2:09 AM

            lol yeah, stupid diversity fags

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        November 6, 2015 7:09 PM


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