Overwatch has started teasing a new hero. Hero 27 could go live in the game at the end of March, just like Orisa did in 2017. Overwatch's Twitter account shared a photo of a declassified report that mentions a new name - Emre Sarioglu.
Overwatch's Year of the Dog event is ending soon and it's time to speculate about the upcoming Hero 27. Orisa was Overwatch's spring hero last year. She was added to the roster on 21 March 2017, after being in the game's PTR for two weeks.
With Overwatch's own Uprising event on the horizon, no one can help but wonder if a new hero will be joining the game soon. If a fresh addition to the team is on the way, the devs should be deploying him or her into the game's PTR around 08 March 2018.
Overwatch's Twitter account teased:
[DECLASSIFIED] After-Action Report: Operation “WHITE DOME” pic.twitter.com/fvnUQQEFDC— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 23, 2018
Lead by Captain Ana Amari, the team was made up of Lieutenant Reinhardt Wilhelm, Chief Engineer Torbjorn Lindholm and Private First Class Emre Sarioglu. The operation was a success with zero causalities on Ana's team. Torbjorn did get seriously injured and could have died, but Reinhardt intervened.
This is all well and good, as we know that Ana, Torbjorn and Reinhardt are alive and well in the game. The fans have lost their minds because of the fourth member of the team - Private First Class Emre Sarioglu.
Blizzard has a history of teasing upcoming heroes, leaving hints and clues all over the place. An infamous case of this was a series of cryptic messages and videos they released before Sombra joined the roster. Was it fitting? Yes. Was it kind of too much and did it drag on for too long? Absolutely.
They are doing it again for Hero 27, who might end up being this Emre Sarioglu, a character who hasn’t been referenced before in the game’s lore. But, Emre could just be a red herring meant to distract us from the unusual happenings at the Horizon Lunar Colony and Lijang Tower.
A Reddit user Karahe was kind enough to share their findings with the world. It seems plausible that Dr. Harold Winston is our Hero 27. The theory suggests that he managed to escape Horizon Lunar Colony and went back to his office at Lijang Tower after the ape mishap.
The addition of Private First Class Emre Sarioglu could bring more details about the Uprising and show the repercussions the event has had on the world. It would also be a fun way to mix up the in-game event a bit.