Overwatch Possibly Teasing Hero #30

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Blizzard's Overwatch has steadily grown to be one of the largest gaming communities online, and the roster of heroes continues to grow by the year. Last November saw the arrival of Deadlock Gang leader Ashe, but a new teaser has dropped possibly giving us a hint at the next hero.

This was posted up on the official website which details a report by a D. Cuerva as they try to retrieve a Talon deserter named Jean-Baptiste Augustin:

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TO: F. MCMANAWAY

FROM: T. NGUYEN

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, ____

SUBJECT: CUERVA STRIKE TEAM - LOG RECOVERED

Commander,

New information has surfaced about Captain Cuerva's missing strike team. My agents have recovered Cuerva's personal log. The last entry is dated 27 August, at 0430 hours, from Ti Ôtel Lanbi in Port-de-Paix. Transcript below.

SENIOR ANALYST

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TRUNG LE NGUYEN

27 August, 0430 hours

Ti Ôtel Lanbi, Port-de-Paix, Haiti

We landed at 2000 hours on 26 August. Tortuga lies across the canal, a dark, rocky shape against the sky. My team bunked down in the hotel, and we planned to cross to the island in the morning. Our orders: to retrieve Jean-Baptiste Augustin, or, failing that, to eliminate him. I still hold out hope to talking sense into him. No one leaves Talon. The organization needs him, now more than ever. All it will take, I'm sure, is the right kind of pressure to make him regret his decision.

At 0200 hours, Pacanowsky left the hotel to purchase supplies and failed to return. Mazzei and Doubleday were dispatched to locate him, and an hour later, there was a knock at my door. The hotel staff delivered a box with my name on it. Inside was a folded letter and Pacanowsky, Mazzei, and Doubleday's emblems, which looked like they had been torn from their jackets.

COME FIND ME, CUERVA

I know better than to underestimate Baptiste. I helped train him myself, and he was one of our best. I've never known a medic to be such a good shot, and his adaptability to new situations is a rare talent. All of us have seen our fair share of conflict, but Baptiste was built to survive. I swear he has the Devil's own luck.

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I am preparing the rest of the team to move out. Baptiste could be gone by dawn. I don't know if Pacanowsky, Mazzei, and Doubleday are still alive. All three of them were part of Baptiste's unit before his desertion, and given their personal inclinations, the odds aren't in their favor.

If all goes well, everything will be settled and we'll be on our way home by tonight. Hopefully Baptiste will be among us, playing cards and drinking rum, instead of lying in a shallow island grave.

But either way, I will not fail. It will be done.

D. Cuerva

While the game has had its fair share of characters who used to members of Overwatch, I never really imagined that we would have someone betray the organization of Talon. After all, Talon are the bad guys in this story. It would be interesting to see someone from the villains have a change of heart and join the heroes.

Based on the ‘report', this Augustin guy is going to be a sharpshooting medic. We already have Ana to play that part in the game, but it would be interesting to see just how they balance out this new incoming character. Based on how dangerous he sounds, Augustin could be an offense hero which doubles as a medic. We already have a tank/medic hybrid with Brigitte, but we don't really have someone who heals and is a DPS at the same time—not unless you count Sombra, but she only really hacks health packs.

Based on the release windows for previous heroes, I suspect this new character comes out this March. If not, we could be looking at a release in May or maybe even June.

Overwatch is currently playable for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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