With Overwatch 2 being in the distant horizon, and no new heroes and maps coming for a while, I think it would be in the Overwatch team’s best interest to wrap up the many loose ends in the lore behind Overwatch. Since OW2 is about the present, I’d like for them to detail more about what happened in the past (like what OW was originally for). Here are some examples:
What exactly caused the Omnic Crisis? We know that the Omnics decided to turn against humanity, but we never knew how it exactly happened. Was it a cyber attack, a glitch in programming, some third party interference? We don’t know, but I’d like to find out.
How did the world leaders find and recruit the founders? We know that as a way to counteract the Omnic invasion, world leaders gathered to form what we know as Overwatch. From that team, Jack Morrison, Ana Amari, Gabriel Reyes, and Torbjorn Lindholm are the only four out of the six that haven’t been shown how they were inducted into the first strike team. We know how Reinhardt Wilhelm (Honor and Glory), and a bit of Mina Liao (Echo origin story) were accepted into the team, but I’d like to know more about the others.
Who founded Talon? We know a good handful of the people who are a part of–or once were a part of–Talon, but we don’t know who founded the organization. They might save that for OW2, but I’d think it would be better to reveal that now rather than in a story mode about the recommissioning of Overwatch.
What happened to the Omnica Corporation? We know they were a leading hand in the cause of the Omnic Crisis, but we never heard what happened to them afterwards. Were they forced to shut down? Did they step down at their own accord? Were all the employees faced with reprecussions and face further discrimination in other lines of work? We don’t know.
What events unfolded during the destruction of the Swiss HQ? We know how it ended, but we don’t know the full context of how such an event even happened. How did Talon sneak into the HQ? Was it even Talon who did it? Where was everyone during this event? What device was used to cause such a thing? All questions with no confirmed answer.
Why aren’t some heroes’ lore further explained? What government organization had Sigma in containment? Why did Reaper join Talon? What even goes on in Vishkar, Helix, and other organizations? What even is Zenyatta!? All important context that we have no definitive answer for.
What story importance do miscellaneous heroes play? Why is Ashe important? Why is Junkrat, Roadhog, and the entirety of Junkertown important? Why is Symmetra important? What is Hanzo doing? Once again, all questions with no straight answer.
And most importantly:
Why is Soldier: 76 gay!? What purpose does this hold? Does it move his story forward? How is knowing what a person likes important when a global war is going on? Why did they announce such an out of left field thing when the character’s been around for two years as of that time? I hope it wasn’t tokenism, but that’s what I got from it (due to other companies doing likewise).
Thank you for reading through this. If you have questions of your own, please feel free to leave a comment below.