Blizzard teased the 31st hero of Overwatch on Twitter, but while excited players are speculating on the new character, his name and image might have been already leaked.
In what appears to be a new Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan, game director, appears before being sucked into a wormhole. Classical music then plays, as the video shows several confusing and complex mathematical equations.
All the players, who had been waiting for some leaks or hints about the new character, instantly realized that the Twitter post was a hint about the next Overwatch hero, and it seems that gravity and physics will also be involved.
In an impressive post, Redditor ztokdo breaks down the equations that appeared at the end of the faux Developer Update. Without stepping into the superb explanations, ztokdo suggests that the equations are referring to hero 31’s skills, particularly “a grenade that when it lands, holds position and curves bullets, projectiles and abilities around it,” “a wave anti-gravity beam that will lift a player in the air,” and “a protective ultimate which pulls in all projectiles, shots and abilities and uses that to buff team.”
In his post, ztokdo refers to the new hero as Sigma, which is widely believed to be the name of the new character due to a leak on Twitter from Mexico’s official team in the Overwatch World Cup. Blizzard has yet not confirmed that hero 31 is indeed Sigma, but at this point, if it is not him, then it will be a bigger surprise.
Overwatch is in the middle of an overhaul, including an upcoming new anti-cheating measure that will immediately end matches when a cheater is detected among the players, as well as the introduction of the Role Queue system that needs groups in Quick Play and Competitive Play to be made up of two Tank heroes, two Damage heroes, and two Support heroes.