Overwatch is worth it. It’s bigger than it ever was and it’s not nearly at it’s peak. The animated shorts are beautiful and the game is always improving and is already good. Buy it.
Major and recurring fictional characters from the first person shooter game Overwatch are listed below, organized by the roles they play in that game: Offense (damage dealer), Defense (snipers and heavy weapons support), Tank (damage absorber), and Support (healer). Thus far, Overwatch is the only game of the series, though two characters, Tracer and Zarya, appear in Heroes of the Storm along with characters from other Blizzard Entertainment franchises. The story of Overwatch takes place on Earth in the “near future” in the years after the “Omnic Crisis”, a period where robots (called “omnics”) rose up in rebellion worldwide, and the United Nations formed an elite group called Overwatch to combat them. Overwatch was disbanded years later under a cloud of suspicion, but its former members have returned to the fore in light of new threats to humanity.
There are currently 23 playable heroes in Overwatch; there were 21 heroes available at the game’s launch, and more characters may be released as free downloadable content.