Overwatch Goes Deeper Into Its Story With Omnic Terrorist Attack

A new comic called 'Uprising' is set seven years earlier in the King's Row area of London.

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Many players don't really care about the story in Overwatch, unless it happens to clash with personal beliefs or offer support for a real-life affliction. It's a shame because Blizzard really has built a world that could stand on its own, perhaps as an RPG, if the shooter version of Overwatch ended tomorrow. The latest lore addition is a new comic called "Uprising."

In this story, set seven years ago, the Overwatch team has been ordered to "sit out" an uprising of extremist Omnic "terrorists," as Ana calls them. The renegade robots have taken over King's Row in London, cutting Junkrat off from the rest of the team in Switzerland. Commander Jack Morrison (aka Soldier 76) is torn between following orders and helping save innocents, while new recruit Tracer, who is from the UK herself, urges him to intervene.

Blizzard teased a new event coming on April 11 that will likely be tied to the King's Row uprising. “We’ve been hearing a lot of desire for more story,” Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan told PCGamesN. “People wanna know more about the story of Overwatch. They wanna know more about the past of Overwatch. I think they want to know more about what’s going on with Omnics and humans in this world, and I think a lot of that will be answered for them.”

The comic, created by Michael Chu and Gray Shuko, is available in animated form via Madefire as well as through the official Overwatch site.

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    April 5, 2017 3:15 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Overwatch Goes Deeper Into Its Story With Omnic Terrorist Attack

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      April 5, 2017 6:29 PM

      This comic has nothing to do with Junkrat. Furthermore, Junkrat is a criminal, not part of the Overwatch team.

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      April 5, 2017 7:29 PM

      Seriously? This has to be a troll attempt right? Mcree is not Junkrat.

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      April 5, 2017 7:40 PM

      Blizzard really has built a world that could stand on its own, perhaps as an RPG, if the shooter version of Overwatch ended tomorrow.

      In an alternate reality, maybe! Blizzard writing/lore is hot garbage and OW is no exception.