As you know Blizzard Entertainment has a long history of giving a deep lore to his characters and Overwatch is no exception in this series of 4 blog will see the classes of heroes ( damage, tanks and supports ) and the background of each hero for those who want know about the great lore after this game.
What is overwatch?
Overwatch, is nothing more than a video game of shooter in first person for several players developed and edited by the famous Blizzard Entertainment. Its launch was in 2016. The game puts players in teams of six people, with each person choosing one of several available heroes, each with their unique moves and abilities. At the end of the game players accumulate points, which give them aesthetic rewards that do not affect the performance of the game.
Types of damage hero classes in overwatch :
• The Offensive Heroes
The offensive heroes of this group are responsible for distributing DPS and directly eliminating the opposition. Their damage as well as their speed are first class, but their defenses are not; since they have limited health and armor, which makes them quite easy to eliminate. Playing with these heroes is quite difficult since you have to find the right opportunity to hit, as well as a good position to not become an easy target.
Among the offensive Heroes are: Doomfist, Genji, McCree, Tracer, Pharah , Soldier 76, Reaper, Sombra , Symmetra .
Doomfist Overwatch :
His real name is Akande Ogundimu, he is 45 years old, his occupation is mercenary. Base of operations: Oyo, Nigeria. Your affiliation is Talon. This character to be released from prison, is decided to submerge the world in a new conflict that he thinks will make humanity stronger. It comes from a Nigerian family of great prestige. He is a very intelligent and charismatic figure, who helped expand his family’s business by positioning him for the future while dedicating his free time to his great passion: competitive martial arts. He began in the traditional African fighting styles, as well as in the fight and other modern methods of combat, adding the most powerful and effective techniques in his repertoire. It has tremendous speed and strength. He loses his right arm in the Omnic crisis, but uses cybernetic prostheses from his own company that allow him to recover from his injuries, this makes him stronger but is no longer eligible for competition. This frustrates him, until he starts as a mercenary where he pours all his passion into combat. He was imprisoned in a maximum security prison, calmly waiting to be released. After leaving prison he retrieves the Doomfist glove in a battle with the OR15 defense robots. He takes his place in the internal council of Talon, ready to start a war that would end the world once more. Doomfist businessman and devotee of martial arts becomes a mercenary, with a cybernetic glove.
Genji Overwatch :
His real name is Genji Shimada, age 35, adventurous occupation, his base of operations Shambali Monastery of Nepal, his formerly Shimada Clan affiliation. He lived a life of luxury and privilege to be the youngest son of the master of the ninja Shimada clan. Having very little interest in the illegal business of his family, he devoted himself to his ninja training while enjoying a playboy lifestyle. Within the clan many people resented the fact that their father protected him and spoiled him and thought that he was irresponsible. When his father dies, at the insistence of the elders of the clan, his older brother Hanzo demands that he take a more active role, there is tension between the brothers which turns into a violent confrontation that leaves Genji in bad shape. Hanzo thinks he has killed him, but Genji is rescued by Overwatch, who offers to rebuild his body in exchange for help. It is subjected to a long process that makes it a cyborg that improves its agility and natural speed, increasing its ninja skills. Literally it is converted into a living weapon, with the task of dismantling the criminal empire of his family. Live an internal struggle to not be able to face in what has become. When he completes his mission, he leaves Overwatch wandering the world, crosses paths with monk Zenyatta. With the knowledge and instructions of Zenyatta, he learns to accept that, although he has a cyborg body, his human soul remains intact, coming to recognize that his new form is a gift and a unique force and thus reconciles his double existence as a man and as machine. His cyber agility allows him to jump twice and run through the walls, and he is agile, skillful and powerful in melee attacks.
McCree Overwatch :
His real name is Jesse McCree, of the Base of operations of Santa Fe, New Mexico, his occupation is bounty hunter and his affiliation Overwatch. In essence he is an American bounty hunter and vigilante with a cybernetic arm, armed with his revolver Peacekeeper, which attempts to distribute justice on their own terms. At the beginning he was a member of a gang and trafficked with illicit weapons and military equipment, and were arrested in a covert operation of Overwath. Because of his skill and ability he was given the option of joining Overwatch and he intelligently accepted it, believing that he could correct his past sins by censuring the injustices of the world. He did not want to be part of the internal struggles within this organization and goes underground. He reappears years later as a hired gunman, but only fighting for causes that he believes are just. His weapon is six shots, with a main shot and simple shots of high precision at a moderate quality. Dodge the attacks quickly and instantly reload your revolver, throw a Flashbang grenade at close range that interrupts the ability of your enemies by stunning them.
Tracer Overwatch :
Her real name is Lena Oxton, 26, adventurous, Operations Base of London, England, with Overwatch membership. She was the youngest person to enter the Overwatch experimental flight program. Distinguished by her daring piloting abilities, she was selected to test the prototype of a teleporter fighter, but this flight worked badly and disappeared and many believed her dead. It reappeared months later, but her horrible experience had transformed her molecules, which They had been desynchronized with the passage of time. He was a living ghost because he suffered from chronic dissociation, disappearing for hours and days at a time, unable to maintain his physical form, until a scientist designed the chronic accelerator, a device that was able to keep Tracer anchored to the present, able to control his own time, accelerating and decelerating it to his will, which allowed him to become one of the most effective agents of Overwatch. She manages two rapid-fire Pulse Guns, and is provided with a chronological accelerator that gives her the ability to jump forward in time, cross many meters in a fraction of a second, or go back three seconds in the past to recover and heal by also restoring ammunition. Finally, an explosive charge that attaches to enemies, exploding after a short delay due to massive damage. Tracer was the first hero developed for the game and used to test the mechanics of the game.
Pharah Overwatch :
His real name is Fareeha Amari, he is 32 years old, his occupation is Head of Security of the Giza Operations Base, Egypt. Affiliation Helix Security International. Daughter of Ana Amari, one of the founders of Overwatch. As a child she dreamed of following in her mother’s footsteps, and thus, joining the world force of keeping the peace, Overwatch. She comes from a family of highly decorated soldiers, therefore, the desire to serve with honor is lit. He enlists in the Egyptian army and ascends among the ranks of officers for his persistent perseverance and tactical dexterity. He has leadership power and wins the loyalty of all those who serve under it. Before having the opportunity to join Overwatch, it dissolves. When leaving the Army, he leaves with a very good recommendation for his distinguished service, for which he is offered a job at Helix Security International, a private security firm, hired to preserve the artificial intelligence research center under the Giza Plateau. . This installation, considered as fundamental for the security not only of the region but of the countries of the whole world. She readily accepts the assignment of choice and receives training in an experimental combat suit that is designed for rapid mobility and catastrophic firepower. This suit is equipped with a jetpack, and also manipulates a rocket launcher as its main weapon. She carries a tattoo around her right eye. Among his abilities are explosions of concussion, a rocket with a powerful recoil, but without damage, the Jump Jets, which is a fast vertical ascent assisted by a jetpack comparable to a rocket jump. It has a passive ability that allows it to float in the air, and the last skill is where it shoots a continuous wave of small air-to-ground rockets at targets, while it is still frozen in place.
Soldier 76 Overwatch :
Of this personage, also there are discrepancies, since its real name is not known, although some say that it is Jack Morrison, that was born in rural Indiana and enlisted in the army of the United States when it was eighteen years old. Age unknown, occupation Vigilante. His base of operations is unknown and he is affiliated with Overwatch. Although his identity is unknown, it is thought that, like Reaper, he was involved in the soldier’s improvement program since he possesses physical abilities superior to those of a normal soldier, which makes him an unparalleled combatant. He currently maintains a personal war to show the truth behind the collapse of Overwatch. He reveals himself in a succession of attacks that crossed the world, targeting financial institutions, shadow corporations and secure Overwatch facilities. In the outside world they think their motives are inscrutable, many claim that he is a former agent of Overwatch, determined to bring to light the truth about the conspiracy that sank the organization and will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. He wears a face mask with a visor and an experimental heavy-duty rifle equipped with a lower-cask launcher that launches three Helix rockets. His skills are an advanced race with no time limit and a deployable device that regenerates the health of his close allies, his rifle also automatically tracks enemies in his line of sight for a short period.
Reaper Overwatch :
From this character we can say that the age and real name are unknown, although some say that his real name is Gabriel Reyes, and that he was born in Los Angeles, his affiliation and base of operations also unknown. He participated in a program to improve soldiers being a veteran of the Armed Forces, where they were genetically improved to become perfect soldiers. Many speak of a black-robed terrorist known as Reaper. Their motives and true identity are a mystery, what is known is that where it appears, death follows. He is a founding member of Overwatch, and now of Talon. Therefore, The Reaper is a mercenary, ruthless and remorseless killer, responsible for terrorist attacks around the world. It shows no loyalty to any cause. Those who have survived describe it as a black shadow with no damage on the most diabolical battlefields. The few bodies that have recovered from those that kill are pale, empty shells and lifeless, their cells reveal signs of intense degradation. This character is possible that due to a failed genetic alteration that forces his cells to decompose and then regenerate at the same time at a great speed, it deteriorates and regenerates constantly. Those who try to track their movements have begun to see a pattern in their appearances, It is thought that Reaper is hunting the old agents of Overwatch and is eliminating them little by little. He wears a black gabardine with a hood and a white skull mask, and has two Hellfire shotguns.
Overwatch Sombra :
The true name of this personage is Olivia Colomar, with 30 years of Hacker occupation, of the Base of operations Dorado in Mexico, and its affiliation Talon. Sombra is one of the most notorious hackers in the world, using information to manipulate those in power. He is one of the children who were orphaned in the wake of the Osmic Crisis and survived by using his natural gifts with piracy and computers. As a young man I worked with the Los Muertos gang that fought against a corrupt Mexican government. Over the years, its piracy spread to other corporations and global powers, trying to keep its identity hidden. In the end, it was discovered by a mysterious organization that had to keep it hidden, destroying all the records of its existence. She attached cybernetic files to her body to help her hack, joining the criminal organization Talon to try to discover the identity of the organization that had discovered her. Later it reappears like Sombra , determined to discover the truth behind the conspiracy that had discovered. Launching a series of even more intrepid hacker attacks, his exploits give him many more admirers, including Talon. He joined the ranks of the organization and is believed to have contributed to his massive cyber attacks against corporations with strong ties to their governments. This incites a popular revolution in Mexico and now concentrates on its true objective which is to unravel the conspiracy and use the power behind it for its own purposes. It is equipped with a high capacity and low damage machine gun for short range combat. It has great ability to hack enemies, turrets or neutral health kits.
Symmetra Overwatch :
Her real name is Satya Vaswani , 28 , an architect of occupation and with her base of operations in Utopaea, India, with affiliation in Vishkar Corporation. At the end of the Omnic Crisis, the Vishkar Corporation of South India began the arduous process of creating new self-sufficient cities to house so many of the nation’s displaced population. There it is, as this girl was taken out of the extreme poverty in which she lived, due to the potential that they were able to see in her and placed in the care of the Architech Academy of Vishkar, to never return home. Lonely in her new life, Satya turned body and soul in her education and training. He quickly understood the studies of technology and was one of the best disciples of his class. Satya approached the manipulation of hard light unevenly to her companions, as she combined it with the traditional dances of her country. Considered one of the best architects of Utopaea, Symmetra is sent to clandestine missions around the world to protect its corporate interests and expand its influence in other countries. She understands that her actions serve the greatest good in society, but she also has moments when she hesitates and wonders if this control and order are effectively better for humanity.
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