The problem is that this lore is full of plot holes, retcons, and the lack of temporal continuity.
Jeff Kaplan said in an interview that the OW2 story takes place about a year after the recall. But it has now been confirmed several times that it has been two years.
According to the codex, the Mondatta assassination was years ago, although it took place on the day of the recall and now the age of the heroes has been added to the website (including birthday) and all heroes are 2 years older.
What happened in these two years? Apart from Tracer and Mei, did no one really respond to Winston’s recall? Seriously?
Everything we’ve had so far has indicated that it will all take place within a year. (Recall to Paris/Rio)
Cass recruits some heroes. This starts with “Reunion” (Die Ashe, McCree, Echo cinematic) and then runs through the comic series and ends in the end cutscene of PvE Rio. This time frame should be less than a month. Meanwhile, Cass tours the world with an ORCA, collecting Pharah, Baptiste, Zarya and D.Va. So, where did he get the ORCA? Winston was very surprised in the cutscene, as if he didn’t know what Cass was doing and Athena must know about the ORCA. The heroes also change their equipment from one comic to the next. Cass changes his arm, Pharah gets a completely new Raptorion suit and in the last comic D.va fights with her original (rebuilt) mech and suit and maybe a few hours later she is in Gibraltar and has a completely new mech and suit.
Kiriko is another example. Hanzo, Genji and Kiriko trained together as children, but Hanzo (40) and Genji (37) are TWICE as old as Kiriko (21).
Temporal continuity and logic really don’t seem to exist in the lore.
Then the plot holes, how can it be that in the year 2077 absolutely no one notices anything about Null Sector and then dozens of Helicarriers suddenly appear. After the first omnic crisis, the USA, China, Russia, NATO and India must have increased their efforts to prevent something like this and invested trillions in the military and satellites.
And then the story itself. Somehow I have the feeling that we’re going to get a very basic story.
A book on Overwatch lore is supposed to come out at some point, I’m curious to see how many (if any) plot holes will be filled (logically) and especially how much retcon will be included.
Unfortunately, I assume the worst.
The lore for me is now practically dead. The only thing this lore is good for is serving as a loose baseline/inspiration for fanfictions.
The bad thing is that the lore was one of the key elements for me in buying the game, because in it I saw the foundations of a fantastic world that was worth diving into. A fallacy as it has now become clear, as the story was and is treated very neglectfully, almost amateurishly and not seriously.