Real Name: Winston , Age: 29
- Role: Tank
- Occupation: Scientist, Adventurer
- Base of Operations: Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly)
- Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)
“Imagination is the essence of discovery.”
A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity’s potential.
The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity’s renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.
One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists’ experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.
But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.
Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.
Winston’s basic attacks come from a tesla cannon. This is a close range weapon. One benefit it has, is that it will continuously attack its target, as long as Winston is pulling the trigger. How shocking!
Winston proves he is the King of the Urban jungle with the assistance of his jump pack. It can be used to quickly ascend building and reach out of the way places. It can also be used to jump in the middle of a battle for massive damage and stunning all enemies. Let’s face it who wouldn’t take a second to recover from a 500lb gorilla landing on your chest.
Winston has the ultimate weapon for team defense. His shield generator will creat a safety bubble that allies can hide in and safely shoot at enemies. Added bonus, Winston is not tied to this bubble. He can make an ape escape and help other allies who can’t make it to safety.
Sometimes a gorilla has to do what a gorilla has to do. Go bananas and go wild. He loses the ability to control his tesla cannon, as he embraces his animal nature. He makes up for this, with stronger hits and more jumping.
Check out Winston in this unedited video. It showcases a full match played from Winston’s perspective.