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In a sudden blitzkrief of activity, we now know our new playable hero: Orisa, the brainchild of Efi Oladele. Orisa’s Origin story and a developer update from wrestlemania legend Jeff Kaplan have both gone live, and Orisa is also playable on the PTR. More information and analysis on Orisa is forthcoming. We’ll keep you update.


OVERHYPE: New Hero Teases Continue

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A new teaser this morning on the Overwatch twitter feed continues our hype train. OR15 defense units destroyed in confrontation with unidentified assailant at Numbani airport. No civilian casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/3XuXbCCugh — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 24, 2017 After earlier reports this week that Efi Oladele is not the next hero, a lot of people are back to square one in terms of who our next combatant is going to be. A couple things to note about this image, however: The image credit at the bottom is Efi’s name, suggesting she was herself on the scene in the aftermath of the attack. There’s a “Peter Parker capturing exclusive photos of Spider-man” air to this, if you catch my meaning. The OR15 defense bots were referenced in Efi’s reveal interview, and this drives home that they are the defense force for the city of Numbani. A city predicated on harmony between

In addition to re-jigging the Overwatch main site to help showcase their blog entries, it looks like the Overwatch team is also looking to start writing some news articles from an in-universe perspective. That’s what brings us this news report from Atlas News, which seems to go hand-in-hand with the teaser image we saw weeks ago. In related news that should surprise no one, Team 4 is going to be at gamescom 2015 in Cologne, August 5-9th. The timing of these teasers definitely indicates that we can expect to hear some big news out of Blizzard. Without further ado, let’s get to the Atlas News piece, with some commentary from yours truly after the article: Experimental Weapon Stolen from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa WORLD By Atlas News Staff 1 hour ago 7 Officials Confirm Connection to Earlier IncidentsGRAND JUNCTION, CO—A masked intruder has attacked a former Overwatch facility, injuring a number