An image of a unique weapon was tweeted out on Overwatch’s official Twitter account recently that seemingly appears to tease an upcoming hero.
The post is an archived record of communications from Angela Ziegler, aka Mercy, to Soldier: 76 and Reaper. The image shows a sniper-like “Prototype Biotic Rifle” designed by Torbjörn Lindholm. Despite Torbjörn’s assurance that the rifle is “only intended to be used for healing,” Mercy is concerned that the weapon could serve more insidious purposes.
[ARCHIVE] Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security Classification: CONFIDENTIAL pic.twitter.com/lLAxTL2DhO
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 6, 2016
“While Torbjörn has, as ever, put forth a very clever design for his latest weapon, I would like to remind everyone that my intention when agreeing to the development of different biotic delivery mechanisms was to save the lives of Overwatch agents and others in need of medical aid,” Mercy said. “With this latest proposal, it is clear to me that we are on the slippery slope to modifications that will inevitably result in a weaponized version of this technology: something that I have been completely opposed to from the beginning.”
It’s been rumored for awhile that a new character known as Sombra may make an appearance in the game. Sombra is mentioned by Reaper in-game and is also speculated to be Pharah’s mother, Ana, who has been shown before wielding a sniper rifle.