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The second Overwatch animated short is out – spins a tale about Widowmaker

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The first Overwatch animated short, “Recall”, was pretty spectacular. It gave us some insight into Winston – both his past and present – and showed how he went about making the decision to get the original Overwatch team back together. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend you fix that issue ASAP.

If you already have, and like me, have been eager for more, then you’re in luck. Blizzard have just debuted the second instalment in their animated short series. It’s called “Alive”, and it focuses on the sneaky assassin, Widowmaker.

It’s a little shorter than its predecessor, weighing in at just over 6 minutes (as opposed to 8), but I bet it’s every bit as awesome. If anything, it’s nice and bite sized, which makes it the perfect distraction from whatever you’re doing right this very second.

Do me a favour, ok? Go get a coffee, sit back, and enjoy…

“Alive” weaves a tale of Widowmaker, the peerless Talon assassin who stalks her prey with deadly efficiency. In this episode, we spend a fateful night in London’s King’s Row—where you’ll discover how one death can change everything.

And? How was it? I can’t comment myself unfortunately, because I’ve not yet seen “Alive” (Geoff runs a tight ship ok – WORK WORK).

When I do get around to it though, I’m going to watch it several times over, so I can spot every little tiny detail, reference, or Easter Egg. I’ll have a post detailing all my findings (like I did with Winton’s animated short) later today.

Until then, I’m going to speculate like crazy. I suspect that this short will show how Widowmaker goes about assassinating her own husband, Gérard. If not that, then who actually dies? What death in King’s Row will change everything? I can’t wait to find out!

Last Updated: April 4, 2016


  1. Ok, I REALLY enjoyed watching that.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 4, 2016 at 10:20

      Remember that Ammo Drum mod reward? It was a DAMAGED Ammo Drum haha.


      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 4, 2016 at 10:27

        Lol so I’ve heard!

        Me and Bob did about 25 minutes before we got tired (was like half past 12 at night if I remember correct)

        Ain’t nobody got time fo dat


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 4, 2016 at 10:31

          I really enjoyed that mission, was fun but I wouldn’t want to do it regularly. Inaros was the boss for that – went down once after getting whaled on while reviving two guys in a row & then getting hit with a toxin cloud. Otherwise didn’t go below 2k health at any point – any time health started going down just devoured someone heh.


          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 4, 2016 at 10:41

            I still need to farm some Juggernauts for the last part of my Inaros

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 4, 2016 at 10:50

            I was lucky with the last part, had to farm manics. Only had to play the Tyl Regor mission twice.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 4, 2016 at 10:53

            Lucky. I still have about 3 to go, I think

  2. DragonSpirit009

    April 4, 2016 at 11:25

    Dammit! How can I work with such distractions! *watches it for the 5th time*


    • hairyknees

      April 4, 2016 at 12:56

      Even me 😀 seen it so many times now!


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