As if the selection of exciting news coming out of San Diego Comic Con wasn’t enough, a recent image leak seems to reveal that the next Overwatch comic will feature the omnic-hating Zarya, as well as the stealth hero Sombra. The picture, which seems to have surfaced from SDCC, may well reveal the origins of the Russian body-builder’s hatred for Earth’s robotic citizens, or else see the tank hero receiving a change of heart.
From what we can tell from the image, the upcoming comic looks to depict Zarya defending an omnic from the Los Muertos gang which could indicate that the Overwatch hero no longer hates robotic humanoids. Seeing as this change would result in a lot of dialogue needing altering, many fans online seem to believe that this could be a prequel story that has Zarya learning to distrust the omnics.
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As of right now, we don’t have any confirmed source for the image, other than several users posting it online, allegedly from SDCC. If a new comic is in the works, it probably won’t be coming for a while, especially since the comic featuring the new hero Doomfist has only just released. On the other hand, if Blizzard chooses to make the popular lore-drops a more regular occurrence, the game’s fan base is unlikely to complain.
Up until this point, there has been very little revealed about Zarya, with the character having only briefly made an appearance in an animated short, and having never received the comic treatment. It’s exciting to see that the developer hasn’t forgotten about the barrier-firing Russian, and we can’t wait to see what Blizzard has in store for us.
In other recent Overwatch news, the Doomfist preview video has the more eagle-eyed of fans certain that the option to customize weapon skins will be coming with the game’s next update. When the newest offense hero releases on July 27, players might see the option to equip custom weapons becoming available alongside skins in the title’s menu.
Overwatch is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.