Overwatch is a great game that features classic “polish” that we know from Blizzard. What we mean by this is that Overwatch looks spectacular and that the gameplay feels even better. However, there is one downside to Overwatch, the lore (origin stories) for the heroes is not developed that well. Fortunately, Blizzard is slowly but surely improving the stories of all heroes through short videos and comics. The last one to get a comic is none other than Solider: 76.
Solider: 76 – Bastet Story
Blizzard has recently released a new story called Bastet for Solider: 76. The interesting about this story is that it confirms to everyone that Soldier: 76, one of the game’s most popular heroes, is gay. Blizzard confirms this when Soldier: 76 picks up a picture of him and an old friend named Vincent. Here is the conversation between Soldier: 76 and Ana where the hero reveals he is gay:
“Vincent… I haven’t thought about him in years,” Ana said. “Still keeping a candle lit for him?”
Jack shook his head. “Nothing like that.”
“You’ve never looked in on him? You must have been curious. All the surveillance power in the world. I bet Gabe would have put a Blackwatch agent on him if you asked,” Ana said.
Jack glared at her.
“Okay, touchy subject.”
Jack laughed. “He got married. They’re very happy. I’m happy for him.”
“Vincent deserved a happier life than the one I could give him.” Jack sighed. “We both knew that I could never put anything above my duty. Everything I fought for was to protect people like him… That’s the sacrifice I made.”
“Relationships don’t work out so well for us, do they?” Ana said, unconsciously running her thumb over where her wedding ring used to be.
There aren’t that many game developers who are willing to put in LGBTQ characters into their universes and this makes Blizzard stand out. Overwatch is a game for everyone and the fact that it features LGBTQ heroes is proof of that.