The story of Overwatch starts in a highly fictionalized version of future Earth, where humans and robots known as the Omnics existed together. The peace did not last; the omniums producing the omnics went rogue and began constructing militarized robots to stage an uprising. To fight back, the United Nations found the most elite soldiers from around the world and formed the peacekeeping force known as "Overwatch".
Their job was to save earth from the rogue omnics, which they did quite successfully. Over the next 30 years, Overwatch grew to be a vast coalition of the world's top soldiers and scientists. Though it was revered across the planet, as time went on accusations of human rights abuses and internal conspiracy tore the organization apart. Now, with terrorism rampant, inequality commonplace, and corrupt companies unchecked, one thing is clear: the world needs heroes.
Overwatch is a 6v6 team based shooter and was released on May 24, 2016.
Power of the Verse
Overall, the verse is pretty unexplored, having only Cinematics and Comics to scale from mostly. Most character range from Wall level with the regular heroes, to Large Building level with the more impressive and physically fit characters. However, very specific moments like D.Va's self-destruct do manage to reach Multi-City Block levels of destruction.
Supporters and Opponents of the Verse
- Byakuya "Senbonzakura" Kuchiki
- Eldritch abomination
- Serpent of the Internet 97
- The Everlasting
- Yomi Schwarz
- Arrogant Schmuck
- Dargoo Faust
Characters of the Verse
Gamewise, the characters are divided in four classes: Offense heroes who have high mobility and can deal large amounts of damage, Defense heroes who fortify an area, Tank heroes who can hold the enemy at bay, and Support heroes who can enhance their team or disable the opposition.