A new teaser video was released today from Blizzard showcasing the 31st playable hero for Overwatch. This Origin Story introduces us to Sigma. Sigma is a scientist researching astrophysics and the secrets of the universe. He believes that gravity is the key to unlocking unknown knowledge and acquiring the power of black holes.
Introducing Sigma – an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware that he is being used as a living weapon. pic.twitter.com/Oi3or2VthQ
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 22, 2019
“Gravity is a harness. I have harnessed the harness.”
After an experiment fails and Sigma is imprisoned, he awakens his powers and shifts his moral compass, believing that freedom is an illusion. The video shifts to him controlling gravity in the palm of his hand and ends showing him alongside other members of Talon.
Sadly, this video released no gameplay footage so fans are still analyzing for clues about Sigma’s character abilities. Currently, we know that he is aligned with the evil organization, Talon, and can manipulate gravity.
Popular theories say that Sigma will use a new damaging ultimate utilizing the power of a black hole and with the rest of his kit using simpler gravity manipulation. Some also claim him to be a new tank since the last two heroes, Ashe and Baptiste, were a damage dealer and support.
Twitter had their say on the new hero.
Fan ow_mayo found that when the video is played in reverse, “release me” is said at the very end (beginning of the reverse). Is Sigma being controlled by Talon? Or has the failed experiment damaged him that badly?
sigma hero video backwards pic.twitter.com/YYKEzzWKXL
— mayo naise (@ow_mayo) July 22, 2019
My boy Lex Luthor being added to Overwatch pic.twitter.com/ALx8jjWMmO
— Bailey (@TundraOW) July 22, 2019
This is the best origin story yet well done
— Sammy D (@SamitoFPS) July 22, 2019
This might actually make me play tank for once
— GreenOfTheThyme (@GreenOfTheThyme) July 22, 2019
another old white man? pic.twitter.com/2G7Blkh6Du
— Puricodraws (@puricodraws) July 22, 2019
At the rate news is progressing, more details about the new villain should be released later this week.
Credit: Justin Amin