It appears that we may get a new Overwatch hero soon. With 29 heroes in the game, Blizzard took to Twitter to tease Overwatch hero 30. The tweet details a largely undecipherable communication record of a Captain Cuevra, an operative of in-game evil faction,Talon. This tweet also links to an entry on the game’s official website detailing Captain Cuevra’s search for what appears to be a missing agent called Jean-Baptiste Augustin, going into details about his prowess on the battlefield as a medic and a “good shot”. The fact that Blizzard is teasing a new hero usually indicates that we’ll see the Overwatch hero 30 release date soon.
⚠️ Unauthorized Access Detected…
> TALON FIREWALL… Bypassed
> Accessing file… [CLASSIFIED] Communications Record of Captain Cuerva, D.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 21, 2019
The Overwatch team has a variety of potential heroes to choose from to reveal and add to the game. Though the thought process behind them isn’t the same, Overwatch Production Director Chacko Sonny told Gadgets 360 on the sidelines of BlizzCon 2018.
“There are five or six different hero prototypes being worked on at any given time,” he said. “Some are driven by ideas like ‘this would be a great addition to this class’ and other times its driven by a cool sketch that we want to turn into [a hero]. I don’t want to present a picture that they’re all derived in the same way. The inspiration comes from many different places and there’s a lot discussion at the time, figuring out what the next hero is and what’s the right thing for the game at that point in time.”
On that note, we asked if there was a definite hero count in mind for Overwatch. The game launched with 21 heroes and has added eight more since Sonny claims that the studio is driven by what heroes add to the gameplay rather than the sheer number of them at a player’s disposal.
“They’ve all introduced something new and changed the way people play the game,” he said. “There have been some cases where we tweak some things post-release, but we think there’s some fertile ground to introduce some new hero designs. I know certainly with some of the prototypes that I’ve been playing recently, I’m super excited for what’s coming up.”
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