BlizzCon 2017: Check out Overwatch’s rejected heroes

A cat sporting a rocket-powered backpack. A hang gliding alligator. A flamethrower-sporting monkey. A decked-out hockey player. A bowler. A flaming head.

These were among some of the (thankfully) rejected ideas for Overwatch heroes. At BlizzCon this past weekend, the dev team revealed some of the hero concepts that never made it off the drawing board along with others that ended up morphing into the characters that players enjoy today.

Characters such as Jetpack Cat and Flying Alligator proved to be “too ridiculous for Overwatch,” a game that, as we must remind you, sports a superintelligent talking ape from the moon.

At BlizzCon, Overwatch announced a Scottish mad scientist hero and a new “BlizzardWorld” amusement park map. You can see some of the concept art for these rejected characters after the jump.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

This is great because everyone will rally around their favorite one and try to compel Blizzar to release it and then bitch about it when it’s not a good character to play and Blizz cosplayers will do some of the unreleased ones and they will be super dope.

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Melissa McDonald

“What about the cosplayers? Won’t someone please think of the cosplayers??” (LOL)

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PurpleCopper

Flying cats are too ridiculous? That’s what bugs me about Overwatch, Blizzards seems to be trying to do a balancing act of being a serious and humorous game, but it doesn’t work. On one hand you have the fluff comics and videos that tries to be serious, but on the other hand you have the game itself which is just as fucking ridiculous as TF2. It’s so damn jarring. Overwatch needs to drop the pretense of being as a serious game and go full on comedy. It worked well for TF2.

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Hirku

Lol @ McCloud and his “Only One” ability.

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Melissa McDonald

should be McLeod. :) Different clan than mine, though.

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Mikey's Bored

Mama Hong

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camren_rooke

Mama Hong is really Pig Sty Alley Landlady and her Lions Roar technique would be too much for milquetoast Overwatch players.

Yeah.

I went there.

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Hirku

It’s okay to go there. What a wonderful movie, have to watch it again now.

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Andrew Ross

OMG, a Kung Fu Hustle reference! Please eat a cookie today. You’ve earned it!

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camren_rooke

Kung Fu Hustle is just one of those movies.

I don’t have any cookies but I got a couple of these left from the local tienda. I shall endeavor to enjoy the hell out of them.

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TheDonDude

A hockey hero would rule.

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Melissa McDonald

Curling!

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Loopy

Just grab the hockey player skin for Lucio.

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