Overwatch has been out in the wild for a few months now and everyone has had time to get comfortable with its cast of colorful characters (Spoiler alert: Mei is annoying, but our COO’s favorite).

Many have been wondering, however, when the next batch of characters is set to arrive to shake things up a bit?

According to a description on a San Diego Comic Con event page,

“Blizzard developers  James Waugh (director of story & creative development), Michael Chu (senior designer, Overwatch), and Arnold Tsang (assistant art director, Overwatch) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the art, design, and story for Overwatch’s newest hero.”

That last part is most important, as it would seem to confirm that a new hero is coming to Overwatch and that it may be revealed at said panel at SDCC.

The panel is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 6:45 PM PST, so just over two weeks from now.

Thus far we’ve been able to dig up some rumblings of a new hero called Sombra, who wields a sniper rifle that also has the ability to heal. Could this be the new hero the team at Blizzard will be talking about?

Come July 21st, we’re sure to find out.


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Evan W
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Evan discovered gaming with Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis and never looked back. He has spent the last 20 years criss-crossing genres and platforms, and is an equal opportunity rager, breaking consoles and PCs alike. If you spent summer days off from middle school playing classic PC shooters instead of developing a tan and social skills, you've got a friend in him. Mom might not understand the pain of being "180NOSCOPEWTFPWNED, SON!", but he does. Oh, he does.