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Blizzard have revealed that Overwatch actually had six founding members

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Overwatch original 5

It’s been known for a long time now that the original Overwatch team had five founding members. It consisted of Soldier: 76, Reaper, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, and Amari (Pharah’s mother). In a new blog post however, Blizzard have revealed that there was a sixth member, too.

This blog post, written as a journalistic piece by a character called Olympia Shaw, picks up the story shortly after the events that took place in the original cinematic reveal. The article talks a little bit about what happened at the museum before diving into a quick history of Overwatch. That short overview contains the following important little titbit of information…

The United Nations covertly brought a few of these unique minds together to form a small, nimble team, aimed at striking significant blows against omnic strongholds. Their names—Morrison, Reyes, Amari, Liao, Wilhelm, and Lindholm—have since become legendary. The world would come to know them as the founders of Overwatch.

The original team is there, along with a new character that’s never been heard of – Liao. Who the hell is that? I only ask because, honestly, until now, he/she has never existed. Just look at the header image above for example. The core five Overwatch members we’ve known about for ages are featured, but there’s no Liao in sight.

Now take a look at this image that was taken from Winston’s animated short, “Recall”. It shows the Overwatch team in its later years…

Overwatch cast

We can see that the line-up has grown to include Mercy, Tracer, Winston, Genji, and McCree. There’s still no Liao in sight however.

So what gives? Where did Liao go? How will he/she tie into the game’s lore? I’m sure Blizzard will give us answers soon enough.

In the meantime, we can try guess what this new surprise character looks like. Take your pick from the image below, which contains many familiar faces, and a good few who are unknown…

Spot the new Overwatch member perhaps

Will Liao be the first new character released for Overwatch (as in, in the game itself)? There have been rumours for weeks now that we’ll see Amari added as well. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see which of those two will arrive first…

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

44 Comments

  1. So that Batman GOTY hey. 😛

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 30, 2016 at 10:11

    And then the founding members decreed membership fees to be R900…

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    • HairyEwok

      May 30, 2016 at 10:16

      R900…. I guess my watch ends then. *walks out of castle black*… Somebody should do that though. Take a group of overwatch characters and make them kill bastion… Then with them saying for the watch XD

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 30, 2016 at 10:37

        XD

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        • HairyEwok

          May 30, 2016 at 10:44

          Just think about it, nearly all the GoT characters can be replaced by overwatch characters…. Lady Melisandre = Mercy… So when bastion gets killed she can be like resurrection bitches! XD

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 10:53

            Haha

    • Kromas GG

      May 30, 2016 at 10:20

      R700 if you buy from B.net

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      • Captain JJ bound

        May 30, 2016 at 10:20

        R0 if you buy from Steam 😛

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        • Kromas GG

          May 30, 2016 at 10:21

          You are missing out. I don’t really promote games that are not ME but this one is a gem.

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          • Deceased

            May 30, 2016 at 10:50

            That D.Va spray though 😀

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:51

            No hacks required.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 30, 2016 at 10:21

        I don’t

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      • AfricanTime

        May 30, 2016 at 10:22

        what is b.net?

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        • Kromas GG

          May 30, 2016 at 10:22

          battle.net

          Blizzard app.

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          • AfricanTime

            May 30, 2016 at 10:24

            oh ok

        • HairyEwok

          May 30, 2016 at 10:23

          braai net

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          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:24

            ^ words to live by

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 30, 2016 at 10:24

          It’s like Mnet but they only show b-list movies?

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    • James Anderton

      May 30, 2016 at 10:20

      Actually R702.40, to be accurate.

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      • James Anderton

        May 30, 2016 at 10:22

        Will probably be more by the time I finish my coffee #RandOfThings

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 30, 2016 at 10:23

          Still R102.39 more than most other pc games.

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          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:24

            You may wanna go check out the new release catalogs. Pretty much everything else is that price these days. And I am exclusively talking launch prices. Sales/bundles don’t count.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:26

            Deus Ex MD is R499. And No Man’s Sky is R599. As someone who prefers SP and co-op games anything over R600 is a no.

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:27

            Deus Ex is quite weird (but appreciated). NMS is not even worth R599 imho and is not a AAA game.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:29

            “AAA” means nothing to me. It just makes rich companies feel special. 😀
            But Deus Ex, on that price alone, is something that’s seriously grabbing my interest. As much as I dislike (to use a weak word) EA, the Origin prices are really good…pity there’s nothing to buy.

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:30

            BF1

            /Runs.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:33

            BF1 looks like something I’d enjoy if it were my kind of game, I’ll be honest, but it’s just really not. 😀

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 10:31

            I bought the C&C bundle way back. That was it for me.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:31

            Me too. Would’ve been nice if all the games worked too.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 10:35

            Inorite, had to hack and patch a few

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:38

            Typical EA. I wasn’t even surprised.
            “Here’s a whole bunch of games from that company that we bought and sunk. And they’re at a good price too.”
            “Do they work?”
            “Dunno, does it really matter?”

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 10:54

            And people wonder why I hate them so, there’s too many reasons

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:31

            Also I should have said established dev vs indie instead of AAA. NMS is indie and Blizzard games are … well Blizzard.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:32

            Blizzard is really really good (Diablo 3 – pc aside) no doubt, but since they’re not on Steam I just forget their games exist.

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:34

            I feel we need to have a discussion about Steam.

            Or not. Just promise me you won’t end posts with.

            “Don’t support other apps. HL3 is coming!”

            😛

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 10:37

            Haha. I don’t hate all clients but Steam, it’s just that pretty much all my games are on Steam, plus they’re easy to keep track of. I open Steam when I switch on my pc. It’s not that I’ll never use anything else, it’s just that I’d rather not if I had the choice because I use Steam pretty much as a “gaming platform”.

            So something needs to be really damn good for me to get it on another client, which nothing has been so far. For me, at least.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 30, 2016 at 10:23

        Not on PS4

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        • Kromas GG

          May 30, 2016 at 10:25

          Good thing we never talk about consoles. 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 10:27

            Scourge that they are

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 10:28

            YAARRRR!

    • iusedtobe(a)regular

      May 30, 2016 at 14:26

      R900 if its pre-ordered otherwise its R1100. For an MMO? I dont think so. Also, the user reviews are not looking so good, averaging under 7 on consoles and under 7.5 on PC. If it was an exclusive I would not have cared for user reviews because everyone is trying to bash the opposing platform but seeing that this is multiplat, it is worrisome and definitely confirms to me that overwatch is not worth a R1000+.

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  3. Kromas GG

    May 30, 2016 at 10:20

    I can’t wait. Every character feels and plays so differently just switching it up brings a whole new refreshing look at the game. I tried Mei this weekend …. loved her.

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  4. Strawman Jim

    May 30, 2016 at 11:27

    I don’t know what this means… WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT’S GOING ON? SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT’S GOING ON??

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 30, 2016 at 11:37

      [spoiler alert]
      Banana classified as a lesser-fruit

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