Blizzard Teases New Overwatch Hero

Earlier today, @PlayOverwatch tweeted this image:

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Image Copyright | ©2017 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Along with the image, they said: “[UPDATE] Genius grant recipient and Numbani local Efi Oladele posts curious image on her holovid channel, declaring: “Time to get to work!”

It looks like recent rumors are starting to come together about who the next hero is going to be in Overwatch. Let’s take a look at the list here and see what we can determine. The first item on the list is “OR-15 chassis”. Thanks to another recent tweet from @PlayOverwatch, we know that OR-15’s are defense bots, and we know what they look like:

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Image Copyright | ©2017 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

We also know from a recent post on the official Overwatch website that Efi Oladele builds robots, so it’s safe to assume that this new hero is going to be an OR-15 defense bot, built by Efi. One of the other items written on the list is “Miniature Tobelstein reactor”. The Tobelstein reactor is a component found in Zarya’s gun. In fact, there’s even a spray you can unlock called “Tobelstein” that shows a picture of it. Since we also know that Zarya’s shields are generated by this, and because we know that OR-15’s are defense bots, I am going to go out on a limb and assume that the robot will be able to pop a bubble shield on itself periodically.

The rest of the items on the list are a bit more difficult to draw conclusions from. It’s possible that because it mentions something called a “Branford Arm” that the new hero will have a powerful melee attack, and that the Fusion Driver could just be a power source for the robot.

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