Teasing seems to be what Blizzard does best, as they just keep coming in the form of fictional news reports and tweets. First, it was an interview with robotics genius Efi Oladele, who had just won her first grant prize money. As most fans pointed out, the
As most fans pointed out, the 11-year-old is a little young to be joining the battlefield herself. Thus, fans have collectively agreed that Overwatch’s next hero will be a robot remotely controlled by Oladele.
[UPDATE] Genius grant recipient and Numbani local Efi Oladele posts curious image on her holovid channel, declaring: "Time to get to work!" pic.twitter.com/lQSzzD5ZT5
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Next, came the news report from the fictional news network Atlas and tweeted by Blizzard. This read “[BREAKING] OR15 defense units destroyed in a confrontation with unidentified assailant at Numbani airport. No civilian casualties reported.”
Which is certainly interesting since at the end of Oladele’s interview, she mentioned she’d be taking a plane for the first time.
Now comes another tweet, this time of Oladele’s “Things to get” list with the headline “[UPDATE] Genius grant recipient and Numbani local Efi Oladele posts curious image on her holovid channel, declaring: ‘Time to get to work!'” She seems to require an OR-15 chassis, Branford arm, Fusion driver, miniature Tolbelstein reactor, Lucio-Oh’s (which she already has, pictured in the top left-hand corner), and paint. Only “Axion vocal processor” is crossed out, with the device itself in the illustration.
Is Blizzard just keeping up the hype or do you think these posts all contain more clues for the Overwatch hero? Let us know in the comments below!