If rumors are to be believed, Blizzard is preparing to announce a new Overwatch hero and map this month to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.
A recent thread on Reddit points out a discovery made by a fellow player. The official YouTube channels of the game from multiple regions recently updated their respective playlists. It is believed that Blizzard most probably uploaded new videos to its channels, but those are currently set as private or unlisted.
Apparently, the Russian YouTube channel of Overwatch was the first to update its playlist. North America, Europe, and France followed suit soon after. In addition, the following playlists were updated: Developer Update, Cinematic Short, and Maps and Events.
This is common practice by any developer, and Blizzard did the same when it stealthily uploaded videos before the release of Orisa in March. In other words, the developer should be announcing something special soon.
While it is possible that the videos in question have nothing to do with a new Overwatch hero, there is still the rumor of Blizzard planning releasing Doomfist on the game’s one-year anniversary. In the past, an anonymous poster claimed to know information on the antagonist’s design and stated that he would be announced on the game’s birthday. The same source also mentioned that he is indeed voiced by Terry Crews.
As always, take such rumors with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that Blizzard will forego any form of celebration for the birthday of its critically acclaimed shooter.
Overwatch released on May 24 last year. If there really is a new Overwatch hero and map in the pipelines, we should be hearing about it very soon.
We are paving way to the Electronics and Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, which Terry Crews is confirmed to be attending. The community is raising hopes to see the Hollywood actor take the stage to announce his involvement with the yet-to-be revealed Doomfist. However, Crews has stated that he is attending the expo for different reasons. In addition, Blizzard has also clarified that there will be no Overwatch-related announcements at E3 2017.