Overwatch: Tracer

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Tracer

Real Name: Lena Oxton, Age: 26

  • Roll: Offense
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • Base of Operations: London, England
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

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“Cheers, love! The cavalry’s here!”

The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good.

Lena Oxton (call sign: “Tracer”) was the youngest person ever inducted into Overwatch’s experimental flight program. Known for her fearless piloting skills, she was handpicked to test the prototype of a teleporting fighter, the Slipstream. But during its first flight, the aircraft’s teleportation matrix malfunctioned, and it disappeared. Lena was presumed dead.

She reappeared months later, but her ordeal had greatly changed her: her molecules had been desynchronized from the flow of time. Suffering from “chronal disassociation,” she was a living ghost, disappearing for hours and days at a time. Even for the brief moments she was present, she was unable to maintain physical form.

Overwatch’s doctors and scientists were stumped, and Tracer’s case seemed hopeless until a scientist named Winston designed the chronal accelerator, a device capable of keeping Tracer anchored in the present. In addition, it gave Tracer the ability to control her own time, allowing her to speed it up and slow it down at will. With her newfound skills, she became one of Overwatch’s most effective agents.

Since Overwatch’s dissolution, Tracer has continued to right wrongs and fight the good fight wherever the opportunity presents itself.

Tracer

Abilities

Tracer Controls

Tracer Controls

Pulse Pistols:

Tracer is double trouble with her signature double pistols. Who’s holding the smoking gun? Two guesses and they are both Tracer. Tracer’s cavalier attitude is to jump in guns blazing and sort things out later.

Pulse Pistols

Pulse Pistols

Blink:

Tracer is a girl on the move. She is so impatient she can’t even wait for herself to get there. She is quick to use her temporal distortion to get ahead in life. This is one girl you are never going to beat in a race. Tracer uses this talent to bypass enemy barricades, jump to objectives, or to be the first to get the remote. She never misses her favorite show ‘Guns and Tea hosted by Aimee Kara Ful.’

Blink

Blink

Recall:

Who hasn’t wished they could have a real life do-over? Didn’t make that shot, Recall. Oops I went the wrong way.. Recall. Found that trap the enemies so carefully planned out… Recall. Tracer’s Recall ability is a multipurpose oops button. It returns her to where she was, how much ammo she had, and even replenishes her health back to where they were a few seconds ago.

Recall

Recall

Pulse Bomb:

It is obvious to everyone who sees her, Tracer is full of energy. She is always full of high spirits and an excess of temporal energy. Tracer puts this surplus energy to good use. She loves to make a grand entrance. The pulse bomb makes for the flashiest of entrances. Throw one of these babies out at it will clear the floor, and any smiles from the faces of her foes. Tracer gets her 15 minutes of fame ,while her enemies get much more then 15 minutes of pain.

Pulse Bomb

Pulse Bomb

Video Guide

Gameplay

Check out Tracer in this unedited video. It showcases a full match played from Tracer’s perspective.