Blizzard loves to pay tribute to its games within its other games, either through the subtle homage or more blatant and obvious callouts. So it isn;t too much of a surprise that the upcoming 7.1.5 patch for World of Warcraft will offer a tongue-in-cheek nod to Overwatch when it introduces new combatants fo the Brawler's Guild.
As part of the new Ogrewatch challenge in the Rank 6 tier (via Wowhead), fighters will take on a team of three characters from the following lineup:
- Hudson (Winston)
- Dupree (McCree)
- Stuffshrew (Junkrat)
- Blinker (Tracer)
- Boargut (Roadhog)
- Render (Reaper)
- Steingardt (Rhinehardt)
Apparently the first three will be the initial team, but datamining indicates the other four could be rotated in or comprise teams on their own. Each will have abilities similar to their Overwatch counterparts, but translated into WoW-style attacks and characteristics.
The 7.1.5 patch is currently on the Public Test Realm, with speculation that it will be released some time this month.
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WoW needs more named hero characters. Surprised it took them this long.
Hey John. It's Rein not Rhine. ☺️