Overwatch lore is drip-fed to fans over time, with new morsels of information occasionally passed on through cinematics, short stories, or comics. We receive these offerings like the folks at the Citadel in Fury Road: desperately holding our pails to the sky as Immortan Joe releases our meager water rations. He specifically dated a man named Vincent in the past. You can read our much more serious thoughts on this issue, and how it reflects the writing in Overwatch , over here. Or bi. Or what-have-you.
'Overwatch' reveals its first LGBTQ hero
Overwatch comic confirms Tracer is gay | nutriologia-ortomolecular.info
Blizzard Entertainment is giving fans one more Overwatch present this year, in addition to their winter update. Thanks to the diverse characters featured in the game, queer ships have been especially popular, with Tracer a particularly popular choice for ships. Va, Mercy, and Zarya. In a strange way, the overflow of queer Tracer fanart makes the reveal of her canon relationship with another woman, that much more powerful. Back in November, Kotaku interviewed Overwatch lead hero designer Geoff Goodman, and artist Rachel Day about the possibility of introducing a canonically gay character in Overwatch seeing as how the fandom has been producing LGBT works with their characters.
Who are the gay characters?
Overwatch has always had a diverse cast of characters that bring life and color to the otherwise monochrome and monotonous first-person shooter genre. It was only a matter of time before one of its lovable characters was revealed to be queer. Tracer, the speedy, time-shifting gunner who is always a nuisance to enemies, has a story in the latest digital Overwatch comic, " Reflections ," which shows the hero kissing another woman — Emily. The Overwatch comics don't technically have any bearing on the game itself, but provide all the backstory that makes the games' playable heroes so interesting. While Emily is not a part of the main cast of heroes in Overwatch , she does appear to be dating Tracer, which makes her a pretty big part of the game's universe.
Tracer is part of a phenomenally successful game. Overwatch has sold millions and continues to entrance gamers around the world with its colourful graphics, incredibly fast gameplay and ultra-realistic combat. Never before in the history of gaming has an FPS title appealed to children as young as eight. And when it was released it almost but not quite managed to wean millions of twelve-year-olds off Call of Duty. You see, Blizzard said there's no blood apart from the bits with blood in it in Overwatch , so kids can play it.