The first season of Overwatch’s animated shorts concluded way back in May (before the shooter was even released) with Soldier: 76’s “Hero”. I’ve had severe withdrawals over the past few months, but thankfully, my itch for more lore is about to be scratched.
That’s right, the second season of the Overwatch animated shorts has now officially kicked off with the fifth story, “The Last Bastion”. Let’s check it out, shall we?
“The Last Bastion” tells the origin story of the inquisitive transforming robot, Bastion. In this episode, we follow the forgotten battle automaton as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade. Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive…
Hot damn, what did Bastion get up to? Was he in a forest near the castle in the newly announced map, Eichenwalde? Are him and that bird BFFs now? Did any other Overwatch characters make a cameo? Were there any Sombra teasers by chance, or an actual reveal? I have no idea!
Why? Because I’m writing this ahead of time, so that when “The Last Bastion” arrives, I can focus on watching it repeatedly to find ALL of the little nods and Easter eggs it has, just like I’ve done in the past for the other shorts “Recall”, “Alive”, “Dragons”, and “Hero”.
Hell, while we’re on the topic, are you up to date with your Overwatch lore? If not, I’d recommend giving this article a read. It’ll bring you up to speed in no time.
And just in time too. What with the start of Season 2 of the Overwatch animated shorts, and a pending character release in the near future, the story is only just getting started. Do you really want to miss anything? Yeah, I thought not!
Last Updated: August 18, 2016