Blizzard had previously mentioned that one of the Overwatch heroes identified as being gay but didn’t expand and confirm who it might have been.
Now, that hero may have been uncovered in the latest Overwatch comic, Reflections. In the comic, everyone’s favourite Cockney, Tracer is seen kissing Emily, who isn’t an Overwatch hero herself but does appear to be a key part of the Tracer back story. The pair appear as a couple throughout the comic and attend a meal hosted by Winston
It probably shouldn’t come as much of a shock based on all of the fan art featuring Tracer and Widowmaker but now it appears to be more official than fan fantasy. Overwatch artist Rachel Day has previously confirmed that the team is purposefully making the game diverse.
Day told Kotaku
We’re here to build a very diverse game. We’re looking globally, we’re looking for all different kinds of people, different body types, all of that. Maybe we’re not telling any romantic stories at the moment, but it’s a possibility for the future for sure. I don’t think that we’d want to exclude anybody from that kind of interaction.
Overwatch is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
So, head over and read the comic and see what the other Overwatch heroes get up to at this time of year.