Overwatch 'Alive' trailer stalks Widowmaker0 Comments
The second in Blizzard's series of animated shorts leading up to the launch of Overwatch is here, with this video showing the efficiency of Talon assassin Widowmaker when she sets her eight eyes on a target. In contrast to the lighthearted first trailer with Winston, this short has a heavy air as the black widow sets out to kill a robot politician preaching peace between humans and robots.
The good guys obviously can't let this happen, and the ever-quirky Tracer shows up to try and stop Widowmaker from crashing the party. Tracer and Widowmaker are likely going to be two of the most agile characters in the game, with each of them having abilities that focus on quick traversal. Tracer definitely has the edge with her Blink and general high agility, but Widowmaker packs a punch only an assassin can deliver. This same fight in an actual match of Overwatch would likely end up exactly as it did in the video: if Tracer isn't quick enough to get the drop on Widowmaker first and leaves her any openings, it's going to be game over.
Overall the short does a great job at giving us a closer look at what makes Widowmaker tick, with a vague bit of a back story thrown in just to add more intrigue to the mysterious assassin. I can definitely tell that she is going to be my top pick for characters in Overwatch, as an agile high-DPS character with bad attitude. Once again this trailer just has me even more hyped for the launch date, which isn't until May 24.
Luckily, Overwatch will be holding a closed beta for everyone that pre-ordered the game from May 3-4, with an open beta running from May 5-9 for all to enjoy. The betas will be held across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.