There's a New Overwatch Hero Coming, but it Might Not Be Doomfist

There's a New Overwatch Hero Coming, but it Might Not Be Doomfist

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Blizzard is looking to add a 24th hero to Overwatch, but it may not be the one you think.

There has been a fair bit of talk about who the next hero added to Overwatch will be. The most noise has come from players who are looking for Doomfist, hopefully with Terry Crews providing the voice work. But Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan indicated over the weekend that the next hero might surprise players.

In a post on the game's official forums, Kaplan wrote of the next hero, "24 is not who you think it is." The Overwatch game director reiterated what he's said before: the team has multiple heroes in the works at any given time, and that they choose what to introduce that they think the game needs. He added that, "Right now, we feel like introducing a new hero to the line up would be more impactful to the game."

Kaplan also answered a question about why some heroes don't have a full slate of emotes at release. "New heroes will most likely not have sit and laugh emotes for some period of time after their release. We'd rather not hold new hero releases for these emotes. But we do plan to add them over time."

Honestly, I won't be surprised at all when Blizzard releases a new hero that isn't Doomfist. After all, we all thought that Sombra was coming to the game, and we ended up with Ana. It was another six months before we saw Sombra make her way into the game. Will that be the case for Doomfist as well, and will Terry Crews actually get to do the voice work? We'll just have to wait and see.

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I suspect they'll add Tracer's girlfriend Emily in there as a heroine at some point. That or maybe the kid who grabbed Doomfist's glove in the release short. However it pans out, +1 to the fun'O'meter.

I saw on the Blizzard forums that a Greek actor added a voice credit for Overwatch on his personal page, and that he was working with Lucio's voice actor on a project. But then he denied that he was voicing a new hero.

The rumor mill is swirling now. He might be the Soundquake guy mentioned in the cinematic trailer.

It's obviously going to be Jeff Kalpan himself.

Wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death.

As long as we don't need to go through another Sombra-esque ARG to get it. :(

Perfect time to add a new hero, when the balance of the game is at its most borked and least fun.

Dirty Hipsters:
Perfect time to add a new hero, when the balance of the game is at its most borked and least fun.

You mean you don't like the idea of a nigh immortal Bastion running around with his built-in damage reduction being cranked up to practically invincible levels when Ana ults him? :^)

RJ 17:
You mean you don't like the idea of a nigh immortal Bastion running around with his built-in damage reduction being cranked up to practically invincible levels when Ana ults him? :^)

The more I see you guys talk about this, the more I think Ana was a bad idea...

Hawki:
As long as we don't need to go through another Sombra-esque ARG to get it. :(

They distinctly said they aren't going to be dropping many hints like that any more.

American Tanker:

RJ 17:
You mean you don't like the idea of a nigh immortal Bastion running around with his built-in damage reduction being cranked up to practically invincible levels when Ana ults him? :^)

The more I see you guys talk about this, the more I think Ana was a bad idea...

Ana WAS a bad idea. The vast majority of the balance problems in the game came from her burst healing being too good, and her ult making it easy for single characters to wipe entire teams.

Dirty Hipsters:

American Tanker:

RJ 17:
You mean you don't like the idea of a nigh immortal Bastion running around with his built-in damage reduction being cranked up to practically invincible levels when Ana ults him? :^)

The more I see you guys talk about this, the more I think Ana was a bad idea...

Ana WAS a bad idea. The vast majority of the balance problems in the game came from her burst healing being too good, and her ult making it easy for single characters to wipe entire teams.

Seriously, I still remember seeing a clip when she first came out of her dropping an ult on Reaper on the Hollywood map as they were defending the first capture point. She ults Reaper, Reaper uses his ult, and flies down the street as an unstoppable whirlwind of death, completely wiping the enemy time in a matter of seconds.

Right then and there I said to myself: "Yeah...I can already see issues with this character..."

It's a female tank.

It's going to be Jack Bauer.

I'm still hoping the next Overwatch Hero will be Hideo Kojima.

RJ 17:

Dirty Hipsters:

American Tanker:
The more I see you guys talk about this, the more I think Ana was a bad idea...

Ana WAS a bad idea. The vast majority of the balance problems in the game came from her burst healing being too good, and her ult making it easy for single characters to wipe entire teams.

Seriously, I still remember seeing a clip when she first came out of her dropping an ult on Reaper on the Hollywood map as they were defending the first capture point. She ults Reaper, Reaper uses his ult, and flies down the street as an unstoppable whirlwind of death, completely wiping the enemy time in a matter of seconds.

Right then and there I said to myself: "Yeah...I can already see issues with this character..."

"B-but we removed the speed steroid on Ana's ultimate!" ~ Blizzard

Chimpzy:
It's going to be Jack Bauer.

Jason Bourne

We're not ready for Doomfist yet.

 

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