Blizzard Confirms Tracer is Gay in New Overwatch Holiday Comic

Tumblr's been speculating for a long time, but Blizzard has confirmed it in the clearest way possible. 


In a recent holiday special edition comic, the creators at Blizzard have canonically confirmed Tracer as being a gay woman.

It was revealed during a moment in the comic when she shares a passionate kiss with her partner while opening gifts, as seen in the image below.

Blizzard has been alluding to the fact that an openly gay character exists in Overwatch for some time, first with rumors and then with hints alluding to the fact that it would be revealed soon.

Being that Tracer is the leading character used in all of Overwatch’s marketing and often featured  specifically in key art and features, her being confirmed as canonically queer is actually a big deal for the visibility of LGBT characters in fiction. The runaway success of Overwatch especially could lead to more visible queer characters across media in general.

Overwatch recently saw a Holiday Update adding in a number of festive holiday-themed features, including new skins, sprays, emotes, and decorated levels.

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