Overwatch 2 confirms information about new hero

By Melany Moncada

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Jul 3, 2023

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The new hero for Overwatch 2 is on the way. The game already shared a teaser about the new hero and confirmed that some fan theories might just be true.

Overwatch 2 will introduce a new hero in the upcoming season titled Overwatch 2: Invasion. During the announcement, the development team shared a glimpse of the new hero. It was just a silhouette, but it was more than enough to spark the conversation.

The most dedicated fans started working on concept pieces and theories.

“We knew people would do this, and we were surprised with how many of the details they got right about her look,” Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller wrote in the most recent Director’s Take.

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Keller added a reward for the fan’s efforts. The image shows what is known as a Solar Threading Ritual. We can see the new hero at the center of a ring while beams of light are shot into her body. The ring’s aesthetic, plus the mention of solar power, might hint at the hero’s origin. It could be a hero from Mesoamerican origins.

Overwatch 2: Invasion release date

The rest of the hero’s information, like her abilities and name, won’t be shared until the new season. Overwatch 2: Invasion is scheduled for release on August 10.

Overwatch 2: Invasion will feature three missions taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and Gothenburg. In these missions, players will face the forces of Null Sector, who are relentless in their attack.

Players can purchase a bundle for $15 USD, which includes:

  • Access to the Overwatch 2: Invasion Story Missions during the season and permanently after
  • 1,000 Overwatch Coins (equal to the Premium Battle Pass, $10 USD value)
  • A brand-new Sojourn Legendary skin ($19 USD value)
  • Permanent access to Sojourn as a playable hero for new players: unlocked upon completing Story Mission challenges.

The update will also include Flashpoint, a new PvP game mode. The goal is for teams to capture three flashpoints across the map before their enemies.

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