Fan fiction or the real deal? Overwatch fans everywhere are trying to determine if the image below is a brand-new hero or just a really well-made fantasy by a die-hard artist. Several images were loaded to Imgur on Friday by an anonymous user claiming that the character below is the next hero for Overwatch:
According to the bio attached to the work, her name is Psyren, and she has a hatred for Omnics for the death of her mother. She also has a passion for evil workings, as her former boss (Reaper) taught her well as a member of Blackwatch. As many have pointed out, her character looks to be a cross of Sombra and Symmetra, with clothing that doesn’t look like it comes from any specific region or culture that people can point to in the game.
We’re firmly in the camp of calling shenanigans on this one for two specific reasons. First, the weapon above, while impressive, hits a little too close Soulcalibur character, Ivy Valentine. No way in hell the Overwatch devs would go for a weapon like that without getting some kind of rights worked out, which I doubt they did. Second, this character, while it looks and sounds super impressive, is just a little too perfect and available. Everything we could ever want on this character is here for us to explore, while we literally had to fight to find out info on additions like Doomfist and Orisa.
What do you think of the character?