As if one weren’t good enough, Blizzard’s given us another Overwatch tease this week, but it’s not for a new character or map this time. Instead, it’s turning its eyes to a lore database, beginning with a loving letter Torbjörn penned to his wife.
Earlier this week, the Overwatch Twitter revealed the after-action report of an operation called “White Dome.” Things didn’t go exactly as planned, and the team was ambushed, leading Reinhart to take the charge and rescue an injured Torbjörn.
[DECLASSIFIED] After-Action Report: Operation “WHITE DOME” pic.twitter.com/fvnUQQEFDC
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 23, 2018
The most recent update to this story details a letter Torbjörn wrote to his wife, Ingrid, from the hospital, promising her that all is well. From the letter, it appears this is the battle in which he lost his arm.
“I know that by now you have gotten news of my injuries in our latest mission. While the descriptions may sound terrible, the doctors are quite sure I’ll make a full recovery. Even Angela came to visit me! On the matter of my arm, I promise to make it my first priority to construct a suitable prosthesis that will make everyone forget that it was ever gone. If only Angela’s dreams of tissue regeneration were a reality! I told her she should be working harder!”
The letter also details a few other sweet details about Torbjörn and his family, so it’s worth checking out. We recommend grabbing some tissues first; find the letter in its totality here.
The “Story Update” appears to be part of an ongoing Overwatch lore archive. This will give fans “secret clearance” to art, videos, stories and more about the title’s characters and world, good or evil. As of right now, there is not an exclusive section on the Overwatch website to find the rest of this lore database’s entries.
In other Overwatch news, this story might not make you quite as emotional as Torbjörn’s letter. Blizzard made Zenyatta walk, and it’s as weird as you’d expect.