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New Hero: McCree

Armed with his Peacekeeper revolver, the outlaw Jesse McCree doles out justice on his own terms.

McCree had already made a name for himself as a member of the notorious Deadlock Gang, which trafficked in illicit weapons and military hardware throughout the American Southwest, when he and his associates were busted in an Overwatch sting operation. With his expert marksmanship and resourcefulness, he was given the choice between rotting in a maximum-security lockup and joining Blackwatch, Overwatch’s covert ops division. He chose the latter.

Although he was initially cynical, he came to believe that he could make amends for his past sins by righting the injustices of the world. McCree appreciated the flexibility afforded to the clandestine Blackwatch, unhindered by bureaucracy and red tape. But as Overwatch’s influence waned, rogue elements within Blackwatch sought to bring down the organization and turn it to their own ends. Wanting no part of the infighting, McCree set off alone and went underground.

He resurfaced several years later as a gunslinger for hire. But while McCree’s talents are sought after by parties great and small, he fights only for causes he believes are just.


Left Click: Peacekeeper – Revolver single shot attacks.
Right Click: Peacekeeper – Revolver rapidfire atttacks.
Shift: Combat Roll – Roll forward.
E: Flashbang – Throws a flashbang which stuns enemies which are hit.
Q: Deadeye – Lock onto targets and hit them all with bullets from your revolver.

New Hero: Zarya

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world’s strongest women, a celebrated athlete who sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country in a time of war.

Aleksandra was born in a remote Siberian village that was on the front lines of the Omnic Crisis, which began some thirty years ago. Although Russian forces defeated the robots and shut down their omnium, the region was devastated by the conflict. Only a child at the time, Aleksandra was surrounded by the post-war destruction, and as she grew older, she swore that she would gain the strength to help her people recover.

Focusing on weightlifting and bodybuilding, Aleksandra was identified by the national athletics program as a potential star. She trained extensively, moving up the ranks while representing her country, and was expected to shatter longstanding records in the upcoming world championships.

But on the eve of the tournament, an attack came from the long-dormant Siberian omnium, and her village was thrust into war once again. Aleksandra immediately withdrew from the competition and rushed home to enlist in the local defense forces, sacrificing the life of fame and fortune she might have had.

Now she serves—a symbol to some, a stalwart fellow soldier to others. But for Aleksandra, it is a chance to use her great strength to protect the ones she loves.


Left Click: Particle Cannon – Shoots a beam out of her particle cannon, which deals damage to enemies that are hit.
Right Click: Particle Cannon – Shoots a ball of energy out of her particle cannon, dealing damage at the destination in a radius.
Shift: Particle Barrier – Creates a shield around her which blocks incoming attacks.
E: Projected Barrier – Creates a barrier on a friendly target which blocks incoming attacks on that target.
Q: Graviton Surge – Shoots a ball of energy at target location which pulls in nearby enemies to the center of the shot.

New map: An old rundown Overwatch base “Watchpoint: Gibraltar”, using the payload style of gameplay.

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