Overwatch unveils the mysterious Soldier: 76

    
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The big lore dump for Overwatch yesterday did not come from nowhere. Hot on the heels of that article connecting the mysterious Soldier: 76 to the supposed demise of strike commander Jack Morrison, a new hero has been added to the game’s hero roster. It’s the Soldier himself, and while playing him does not include a Reveal Predicted Face Behind Mask ability, he still brings a new skillset to the table.

Soldier: 76 is classified as an offense hero, but his abilities give him a variety of functions. He can sprint in and out of danger, fire his primary weapon in short bursts or unleash a quick rocket salvo, and drop a healing field for himself and his allies. For his ultimate ability, he locks on to the nearest target and swaps between targets as he takes them down with precision. Check out the full ability preview just below.

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Cyberlight
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Cyberlight

SwobyJ Nope, doesn’t look like her at all. ;)

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

….Shepard?

DJjazzy
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DJjazzy

how many cliches can they use?

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

They should have called this guy “Soldier Who Answered The Call of Duty”. Seriously, he’s not only the most generic character yet, but he’s one of the most generic FPS characters ever. O o

If his secondary fire was throwing a grenade instead of firing rockets he would be perfect in his generic-ness.

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

HDHarris heliaxb Yeah, the two are very different. His creates a circle that causes his normal fire (Don’t know if the damage actually improves with it) to lock on to everything inside of it.

McCree’s causes him to gradually take aim at every single character on his screen, and then one-shot them all if he is allowed to charge it up all the way (which is why his begins with a cheesy western chime, to alert the enemy team to either kill him or get the fuck out of his LoS).

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

SoMuchMass How can you say that really?  You haven’t played the game.  You can’t determine anything at all from random gameplay vids.  There aren’t any real shooters that remind me of Overwatch.  The amount of unique heroes (or whatever you want to call them) is almost staggering.  We have seen what, 1 game mode?  We haven’t seen more than that.  We need to wait and see exactly what the game will offer then decide man.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

KingoZZie Skyewauker HDHarris Its not venom.  Don’t get me wrong, I love TF2, but Overwatch is the same in one regard and one regard only and that is the cartoony look..  Thats it.  Nothing else is close.  I don’t consider turrets and engineers and stealthers a TF2 exclusive thing.  
There are people here who want to bash bash bash and that is what this comes down to for me.  There is no truth to what they are saying and it aggravates me.

Gibs
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Gibs

It’s just a mp-only shooter, does it even need all the lore? 

So OW really is the re-purposed Titan, isnt it.

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

I was hyped for this, but now it feels like just another shooter.  I am starting to feel that Hearthstone was Blizzard’s last good game.

frzn
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frzn

They should have named him walter and given him a Transylvanian accent (vault-er).  Maybe that would have been too on the nose though.