Blizzard Entertainment Teases Support/Sniper Hybrid as Overwatch’s Next Character

on July 7, 2016 11:13 AM

Since its release in May, Overwatch has become a big hit with plenty of character (literally and figuratively), and now Blizzard Entertainment has released a new teaser hinting at what may be the game’s next character.

A teaser image was released by the studio through Twitter showing a blueprint of a sniper rifle, with commentary from the game’s characters Torbjorn and Mercy indicating that the next character will seem to be a support/sniper hybrid (as the blueprint calls it a “biotic rifle”).

The teaser also includes reference to other characters from the game’s universe, as it meant to be an email exchange between “Jack Morrison” (Soldier: 76) and “Gabriel Reyes” (Reaper).

Previous rumors had pointed toward the new character (called “Sombra”) as being a mix of a support and sniper character, with the teaser hopefully being an indication that we may get to see the latest character to join the Overwatch team sometime in the near future.

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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