If there’s one thing that Overwatch loves to do, it’s dangle carrots in front of their fans. An eye-squintingly vague Overwatch content tease was shared on the game’s official Twitter account, lighting up speculation that runs the gamut from a new hero to a new map.
The teaser in question is a looping short video of a simple wall of what looks like some back alley coated in graffiti and posters framed with the words “Calm before the storm”. The wall in question looks to be full of red herrings, including references to the Horizon Lunar Colony, messaging for and against Omnic rights, and a picture of Lucio.
Reaction to the tease has been, unsurprisingly, erratic. Assumptions from a new hero reveal hiding behind images of monkeys in space suits to a new map have been posited on the game’s subreddit, while one has even gone so far as to jokingly suppose that this is a reference to a Heroes of the Storm skin. Which would, admittedly, be remarkably underwhelming.
We suspect future teases will be incoming and so will be joining many others in eyeballing the shooter’s social media pages.
If we were betting folks, which we’re not because we need money to buy food and don’t have disposable income for gambling, we’d say it’s probably going to be a new map. The focus on the imagery on the wall is perhaps a bit too on the nose and so maybe we’ll be seeing another part of Overwatch’s London. Or maybe even a new PvE event relating to the Omnic crisis. Who knows?