The weeks before a potential Overwatchnew hero launch are always an enjoyable time for theorizing. Following the most recent teaser of a string of some posters in an dirty-looking street, imaginative speculation, theorycrafting and headcanon are running rife in the neighborhood once more as to that Overwatch Hero 28 could be.
New hero releases have followed a pattern so far of alternating between"fan-favourite/requested" and surprises. We might be due a surprise following the fan-favorite release of Brigitte, so naturally there are some pretty interesting theories doing the rounds. Here's my video roundup of some of the very popular (and some very imaginative ) theories.
Two characters introduced into the Overwatch world last year with brand new map releases are leading the speculation polls.
Given the prominence of Horizon posters and primates in the center of the teaser; Hammond, the mysterious"smaller topic" introduced in Horizon Lunar Colony's launch last year, is a fan-favorite for Hero 28, or at least being involved in their story. Hammond might have escaped the Lunar Colony by grabbing a tow on Winston's escape pod, as new map particulars from the upcoming map rework suggest.
Two Junkertown posters also possibly decorate the walls. One on the right of the picture looks like an obscured"Scrapyard" - the last area of Junkertown known for its mech battles. Speaking of that, the exact darkened left-hand side of this wall retains a poster of"Wrecking Ball" - a Junkertown Mech fighter who's also featured on the walls of Junkertown's wrestling map. The Junkertown Queen, also an ex-Scrapyard fighter, went down a storm with all an Overwatch community if her likeness was included on the map, and could be a popular pick for a new hero.
One last popular theory right now sees the posters as a deadline, with each showing a bit of a"storm" of upcoming content.
Together with the reveal speed of recent Overwatch new hero releases, we should not have long to wait! There will most likely be another, more special one this week sooner or later.
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