The COMPLETE Overwatch Lore

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  • Sigma Born

    He is an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware he’s been turned into a living weapon.
  • Reinhardt Born

    He is a wandering knight who continues to fight for justice and defend the innocence undeterred by the toll of his age.
  • Ana Born

    She is a former army sniper who has recently come out of hiding and rejoined the battle in order to protect her loved ones.
  • Reaper Born

    He is a wraith-like terrorist who sets out to kill his former comrades to feed his desire for revenge.
  • Torbjorn Born

    He is an engineer specializing in weapon design and is determined to keep his inventions from falling into the wrong hands.
  • Soldier:76 Born

    He is a vigilante who aims to bring the enemies who brought down his former organization to the light of justice.
  • Moira Born

    She is a geneticist who secretly works for Talon and currently resides in Oasis.
  • Roadhog Born

    He is a bodyguard and an international criminal who is infamous for being an unforgiving cutthroat with a destructive and cruel nature.
  • Sojourn Born

    Sojourn was an Overwatch Captain and the main force behind the Storm Rising mission. She was one of the members recalled in the Recall animated short. She also appears in Ana's origin story and a trailer for Overwatch 2.
  • Baptiste Born

    He is a combat medic who made the shrewd decision to make the world a better place, one bandage... or bullet at a time.
  • Doomfist Born

    He is a zealous and cunning criminal combatant who wants to drown the world in a future of conflict to "strengthen" humanity.
  • JunkerQueen Born

    The Queen is fierce, resourceful, and no stranger to survival, happy to run headfirst into battle.
  • Reinhardt Joins Military

    He joined the military looking for glory and was able to do so.
  • Reyes Joins Military

    Before the omnic crisis, Reyes joined the US military.
  • Ashe Born

    She is the leader of the Deadlock Gang and a rebellious gunslinger who's not afraid to get her hands dirty.
  • Morrison Joins Military

    At eighteen, Morrison packed his bags and joined the military.
  • Hanzo Born

    He is a mercenary archer who is on the path of redemption to restore his honor and atone for the atrocity he once committed as the heir of a syndicate.
  • Torbjorn Gains Notoriety For Creation & Works With Ironclad Guild

    Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjörn had gained notoriety for designing weapons systems used by countries around the world.
  • Mercy Born

    She is a nanobiologist and a field medic who always stays at the frontline of wars and crises around the world to heal the wounded and imperiled.
  • McCree Born

    He is an outlaw gunslinger and former gang member who fights for the principle of righteousness.
  • Reyes & Morrison Join Soldier Enhancement Program

    The Soldier Enhancement Program was the American government's controversial and classified super soldier program.
  • Omnic Crisis Starts

    The Omnic Crisis began when the omniums started producing a series of lethal, hostile robots, which turned against humankind.
  • Genji Born

    He is a cyborg ninja who has freed himself from his criminal past and the war with his cybernetic body.
  • Widowmaker Born

    She is an assassin who possesses no emotion except for the satisfaction of her targets' elimination.
  • Pharah Born

    She is a security captain who yearns to protect the world's peace, like the heroes in her past.
  • Mei Born

    She is a climatologist who is on her own adventure to preserve the environment and ecosystem after waking up from a decade-long cryostasis sleep.
  • Balderich Von Alder Falls After The Battle For Eichenwalde

    Von Adler fell in the Battle of Eichenwald.
  • Mercy Loses Her Parents To War

    We dont see how they died or what could possible caused their death.
  • Overwatch Was Founded

    Overwatch was founded at the behest of the United Nations during the Omnic Crisis.
  • Bastion Was Born

    It is an omnic wanderer formerly built to be a war combatant, who is now travelling to satisfy its curiosity about nature and leave its horrifying past behind.
  • Sombra Born

    She is a hacker who has hidden within the shadows to find a global conspiracy that she once encountered.
  • LifeWeaver Born

    An artist, activist, and inventor, Lifeweaver has created a new form of life that heals wounds and cures illnesses.
  • Winston Born

    He is a scientist and fighter who possesses the strength and intellect to venture beyond the limit of humanity.
  • Symmetra Born

    She is a light-bending architect who weaves her construction in order and perfection to create a better world.
  • Zarya Born

    She is a former weightlifting athlete who had sacrificed her fame and fortune to serve her country and her people in times of need.
  • Tracer Born

    She is a time-jumping adventurer who is always willing to fight for the virtuous in the face of her life-threatening chronal disassociation condition.
  • Lucio Born

    Lúcio is a DJ and freedom fighter hailing from Rio de Janeiro.
  • Ramattra Born

    The leader of Null Sector is on a mission to create a better world for Omnics… no matter what it takes.
  • Omnic Crisis Ends

    Humanity struck peace with the surviving omnics, and peace accords were signed. The Bastion combat units that had served the omnics were rounded up and destroyed bar one, and the Ravager units were hunted to near extinction.
  • Junkrat Born

    He is a demolitionist and an international criminal who is being targeted by law-keepers, bounty hunters and other criminals world-wide for the treasure in his possession.
  • Left In Disrepair, Bastion Becomes Dormant

    Bastion was programmed with the mission to attack Stuttgart alongside many other Bastion units, but it was severely damaged during the fight.
  • Australia Gifts Native Omnics An Omnium As A Gesture Of Peace

    The Australian Government gifts their native Omnics the Australian Omnium to live in, as a sign of goodwill.
  • Reyes Becomes A Part Of Blackwatch After Being Passed Over In Favor Of Morrison

    After the Omnic Crisis ended, leadership was handed over to Morrison, who had demonstrated greater leadership potential during the conflict.
  • Australia Liberation Front Forms

    This collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who wanted to be left alone, banded together to form the ALF.
  • Brigitte Born

    She is a skilled metalsmith and mechanic, who accompanies Reinhardt as he wanders across Europe. She is the youngest daughter of Torbjörn and his wife Ingrid.
  • Destruction Of The Australian Omnium By The ALF Irradiates The Outback

    Events continued to escalate until the rebels sabotaged the omnium's fusion core, resulting in an explosion that destroyed the facility, irradiated the region, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for kilometers around.
  • Deadlock Gang Busted; McCree Joins Blackwatch To Avoid Imprisonment

    In an Overwatch sting operation at Route 66, McCree was captured alongside several other gang members. Overwatch was impressed with his skills and gave him the option of becoming a member of Blackwatch rather than going to prison.
  • South Korea Attacked By Omnic Monstrosity

    Every few years, the monstrosity would rise from the sea to assault South Korea and its neighbors. The omnic learned from these encounters, often reconfiguring itself in a different form and appearing with new weapons and capabilities. Each incident ended in a stalemate, with the monstrosity defeated but not destroyed.
  • Zenyatta Born

    He is an omnic guru who wants to prove his purpose of mending the problems between humans and omnics through interpersonal connection and engagement.
  • D.Va Born

    She is a former professional gamer and a mech pilot who is participating in her country's special force to combat a colossal Omnic's devastating invasion.
  • Torbjorn Intervenes When Sven Attempts To Attack Kurjkstan

    Kanezaka is a quiet town nestled in the shadow of Hanamura
  • Mercy Rises To Become The Head Of Her Field At A Swiss Hospital

    After obtaining her MD and PHD in Switzerland, Ziegler rose to become the head of surgery at a prominent Swiss hospital.
  • Illari Born

    As the last of the Inti Warriors, Illari is a vessel for the power of the sun. She'll do anything to make up for her past.
  • Winston Escapes The Lunar Base Uprising

    Winston escaped and returned to Earth, where he joined the Overwatch organization.
  • Zenyatta Leaves Shambail Monastery

    He chose to leave the monastery and wander the world, helping those he met to overcome their personal struggles and find inner peace.
  • Symmatra Plucked From Poverty To Join The Architect Academy

    After she was identified as one of the few capable of becoming a light-bending architech, young Satya Vaswani was plucked from extreme poverty.
  • Pharah Enlists In The Military

    Fareeha enlisted in the Egyptian Army.
  • Wrecking Ball Born

    He is a resourceful tinkerer with remarkable mechanic skills, who is rolling around the world seeking out his next challenge to overcome.
  • Echo Born

    She is an evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, versatile enough to fill multiple battlefield combat roles.
  • Mercy Joins Overwatch

    Mercy first met Morrison when she was recruited into joining Overwatch as its head medic.
  • Bastion Awakens

    He awakens in a forest after a decade of inactivity.
  • Hanzo Confronts Genji And Leaves Him for Dead - Leaves Shimada Clan

    It was mentioned that Hanzo took over the Shimada clan after Sojiro Shimada, their father, had passed away.
  • Lucio Brings His Performances To Legendary Underground Shows

    He performed on street corners, in block parties, and as he got older, at a string of legendary underground shows.
  • Mei Enters Cryostasis

    They entered cryostasis to survive until a rescue mission was made.
  • Genji Rescued, Rebuilt

    Hanzo believed that he had killed his brother, but Genji was rescued by Overwatch and the intervention of Dr. Angela Ziegler.
  • Amelie Lecroix Kidnapped & Turned Into Sleeper Agent, Widowmaker

    In an attempt to kill Gérard, Talon kidnapped her and submitted her to neural reconditioning and torture to turn her into a sleeper agent.
  • Tracer Volunteers To Test The Slipstream, Suffers Chornal Dissocation

    Lena Oxton was assigned to test a prototype of the fighter. But during its first flight, the aircraft's teleportation matrix malfunctioned, and it disappeared.
  • McCree Leaves Blackwatch

    McCree was disgusted with the infighting and quits.
  • Ana Shot By Widowmaker

    The Overwatch comic "Legacy" explains that Ana had the opportunity to take out Widowmaker during a mission, but hesitated when she recognized the person she was aiming at. This mistake cost her dearly, as Widowmaker then shot Ana in her eye and left her mortally wounded.
  • Reinhardt Forced To Retire

    Reinhardt was forced to retire before Overwatch collapsed, as he was in his late fifties and his Crusader Armor had fallen into disuse. Regardless, he kept the armor and began traveling Europe with Brigitte.
  • Winston Invents Chornal Accelerator To Stabilize Tracer

    The chronal accelerator (a.k.a. chronal harness) is a device created by Winston for Tracer. It counteracts the effects of the chronal disassociation she suffered, keeping her anchored in the present. In addition, it gave Tracer the ability to control her own time, allowing her to speed it up and slow it down at will.
  • Symmatra Contributes To Vishkar Redevelopment Of Rio De Janerio, Resulting In Exploitatio Of The Populace

    Vishkar imposed controls on the residents in the name of building a more orderly society: enforcing curfews, cracking down on what the company perceived as lawless behavior, and exploiting the populace as a cheap labor force. Sonic technology was used to control the populace.
  • Overwatch HQ Explosion

    The Swiss Headquarters of Overwatch, presumably located in Zürich, was destroyed during the time the organization was under investigation by the United Nations.
  • Genji Abandons Overwatch

    Genji felt repulsed by his mechanical half and left Overwatch when the Shimada Empire finally fell. Genji had wandered around the world for many years, and spent an amount of time with the Bedouins, trying to come to peace with his cyborg body.
  • Overwatch Forced To Disband

    Overwatch was forced to disband due to a botched mission.
  • Junkrat Discovers A Valuable Secret In The Outback Omnium

    He came to notoriety when he discovered an extremely valuable secret in the bones of the omnium.
  • Lucio Stages An Uprising Against Vishkar Using Stolen Technology

    He stole Vishkar sonic technology that had been used to suppress the people, and he converted it into a tool to rally them to action. In a popular uprising, they drove Vishkar out of their neighborhoods.
  • Second Omnic Crisis Begins

    The Second Omnic Crisis was a devastation for Russia. The conflict between omnics and humans has claimed over fifty thousand lives.
  • Zarya Takes Up Arms To Defend Her Country

    She sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country.
  • Phrarah Offered Employment At Helix Security

    After leaving the army with a commendation for distinguished service, she was offered employment with Helix Security International.
  • Junkrat Hires Roadhog As A Bodyguard

    Together, the two went on a crime spree around the world.
  • Mei Rescued From Cryostasis

    After nearly a decade in cryostasis, Mei wakes up.
  • McCree Resurfaces To Thwart Talon's Assault On A Hypertrain

    Former Blackwatch operative-turned-vigilante McCree hitches a ride on a hypertrain to Houston in the hopes of skipping town and laying low for a while. But soon after the engine starts, he realizes his trip is going to be anything but "low profile."
  • D.va Becomes #1 Starcraft Player

    She became a professional StarCraft player, who participated in the WCS Korea Code S League at the age of 16.
  • After Failing To "Go Legit", Junkrat And Roadhog Initiate An International Crime Spree

    His desire to go legit made him and Roadhog targets for a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
  • Pharah Becomes Captain After Her Valiant Efforts Against "Anubis"

    Anubis is a god program and instigator of the Omnic Crisis.
  • Lucio Starts Working On His New Album

    Synaesthesia Auditiva is the debut album of Lúcio, which he spent two years working on.
  • Reinhardt And Brigitte Fend Off A Gang Terrorizing Local Towns

    After the shutdown of Overwatch, he kept the Crusader armor and travelled around Europe to continue to fight for justice with his friend, Brigitte.
  • Genji Becomes Zenyatta's Student

    It's well known that Genji was a student of Zenyatta. It was Zen's guidance that enabled Genji to accept his existence as a cyborg.
  • Assassination Of Tekhartha Modatta

    Tekhartha was assassinated by Widowmaker during a speech at King's Row, despite the heavy guard he was under and the efforts of Tracer. A statue of him was erected sometime later at King's Row, near the site of assassination.
  • D.Va Joins MEKA, Streams Combat Operations

    D.Va quickly grew in skill to become MEKA's top pilot, even streaming combat operations to her adoring fans.
  • Soldier:76 Assaults Overwatch Points And Is Spotted In Mexico

    Soldier: 76 has been sighted in Dorado.
  • New Nuclear Power Plant Revealed In Dorado

    LumériCo showed off designs for its latest clean-energy nuclear power plant.
  • Soldier: 76 Encounters Ana And Reaper While On A Mission In Egypt

    Ana sabotaged several Talon operations in Egypt, drawing attention from Reaper and his associate Hakim, as well as Jack.
  • Talon Attacks Gibraltar Base; Winston Recalls Overwatch Members

    Despite Talon's apparent failure at Gibraltar, Winston's recall action partly worked in their favor. The recall was sent to former Overwatch agents.
  • Talon Attempts To Retrieve Doomfist At An Overwatch Museum

    The gauntlet was locked up while Doomfist was in prison awaiting talon plans to come to fruition.
  • Orisa Born

    She is a guardian omnic who has currently existed for only a month and has already taken the role of her city's protector.