It hasn’t been especially long since Overwatch‘s last new character and map were added, but Blizzard seems to already be teasing what the shooter’s next playable hero or locale. It’s very all very mysterious for now, but based on the teasers released in the past, we can expect several follow-ups in the coming days.
This first teaser is accompanied by the words “Calm before the storm.” It shows what looks like an alleyway with a variety of sprays and posters on the wall. Among these is one of Lucio, one calling for rights for Omnics (essentially robots), and another calling for “no robots.” It’s possible some hidden clue awaits, but there’s nothing that immediately stands out. Check it out for yourself below.
With the references to Horizon and space, some have speculated that this could be leading to the reveal of Hammond, who is another Winston-type character and test subject. He’s a character we’ve heard of before, but Overwatch has not spent much time exploring his background.
As it stands, Overwatch has a total of 27 characters. The most recent of the bunch was Brigitte, a Support character who can can heal teammates, equip a barrier shield, and stun enemies. So far, Blizzard hasn’t given any indication of what to expect from the next character, nor do we know when they will be released. As always, though, any new addition to the roster has the chance to dramatically shake up the game, both for casual players and on the competitive/Overwatch League side.
We can expect new characters for Overwatch to continue to roll out, as Blizzard doesn’t seem keen on moving on to an Overwatch 2. “What people might not realize is the team now is significantly bigger than what it was when we shipped the game, and we have put all of that into working on the live game and the new maps, heroes, and events like Anniversary,” the studio said recently. “At least for the time being, [supporting Overwatch] is our focus right now, and we’re excited to work on this game.”