McCree had already made a name for himself as a member of the notorious Deadlock Gang, which trafficked in illicit weapons and military hardware throughout the American Southwest, when he and his associates were busted in an Overwatch sting operation. With his expert marksmanship and resourcefulness, he was given the choice between rotting in a maximum-security lockup and joining Blackwatch, Overwatch's covert ops division. He chose the latter.
The Overwatch PR team has another twitter teaser today. this time in the form of an opinion about vigilante justice. Vigilante justice—is it vital in a post-Overwatch world? pic.twitter.com/CEERX43EQy — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 4, 2015 So where should we start with this little bit of information? First off, the scene pictured in the main article takes place in Japan outside in the street in front of a noodle joint. The scene described is after a botched robbery attempt at the ramen shop that was interrupted by a vigilante that is described as being a self appointed sheriff. The other important bit of information is the name of the author, Joel Morricone. Joel in this case is a guest blogger that is advocating this vigilante that looks like a sheriff. Well, guess what? Joel is supposedly the name of the Cowboy seen in a lot of the promo art for Overwatch,
What surprises does Blizzard have in store for Overwatch at PAX East? BLU3 takes some time and speculates on some heroes we may discover.
Blizzard has hinted at a new map that will probably be seen at PAX East, and now we have hints at a new hero. What caused one weightlifting world champ hopeful to give up fame and glory? Find out in our March issue! pic.twitter.com/VGrAK8QjVu — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 26, 2015 This cover gives us some hints on what this hero will be. He’s likely to have an origin from Russia and is a melee/brawler style of character. The QR code when scanned reads “Together we are strong”. With the magazine being a March edition it once again leads us to believe this will be a PAX East reveal. We also have a possible picture of what the hero looks like from this art work that was shown during BlizzCon There is a press event today at the Blizzard Headquarters with some livestreamers attending. However, it sounds like they are
Reinhardt Wilhelm styles himself as a champion of a bygone age, who lives by the knightly codes of valor, justice, and courage.
The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good.
Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer.
A statue of Overwatch hero Tracer is now available from the Blizzard store for pre-order! She’ll set you back a cool $150. The base of the statue has the option of coming with an illuminated Overwatch logo. You can see her in a classic mid stride as she’s in gunning form. Sculpted by Senior Sculptor Brian Fay and painted by Senior Illustrator Laurel Austin, you can really notice the care and attention that was given to really capture Tracer’s personality. The figure measures 10.5″ (or 26.67 cm) from floor to head and it includes an AC adapter with a battery option. Alas, it does not come with batteries. These statues are expected to ship sometime in February 2015. She looks awesome! Can’t wait until I get one of these!