Gay Ass Games: Overwatch

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Overwatch is team-based, multiplayer first-person shooter game by Blizzard Entertainment. With a choice of over 20 heroes, all with different skills and abilities, you must work with your teammates to secure your objective. With the recent release of Overwatch 2, fans have been deep diving into the history and lore of some of our favorite iconic heroes. Even though a lot of the game play does not include their backstories, you can access it in their hero profile or, read some of the Overwatch comics. There are two confirmed LGBTQ+ heroes in the game:


Tracer Is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With a chronal harness that lets her control her flow of time, she was one
of Overwatch’s top agents From London, England. Tracer was the very first LGBTQ+ character to be revealed in Overwatch. The reveal not being in game, but through a 2016 December comic that unveiled her girlfriend, Emily. Fans say if they haven’t read the comic, they would not be aware she was a lesbian.


Armed with cutting-edge weaponry, including an experimental pulse rifle that’s capable of firing spirals of high-powered rockets. Soldier: 76 has the speed and
support know-how of a highly trained warrior. Michael Chu (the games story writer) also confirmed their relationship, stating: “Jack and Vincent were in a romantic relationship many years ago. Both identify as gay.” In a short story that has Soldier: 76 and Ana meet up for the first time in years, readers get to see an image of Soldier alongside a dark-haired man called Vincent. Soldier says that Vincent had got married and that he couldn’t provide the life his ex-lover wanted.

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