Back when Doomfist got his own comic issue "Masquerade," fans from all around gasped at the costumes they wished could be in-game skins. Another thing that caused gasp in the webcomic: an unknown figure, looming in the background of one particular panel. Who was this person? Were they a new character, or just a shadow behind the scenes?
Turns out, it was Moira, the new hero Overwatch revealed at BlizzCon 2017 today. Moira's been detailed today as a former scientist who performed controversial experiments. Eventually, she was the one who cooked up Reaper's shadow-like powers, eventually embracing powerful abilities herself. Moira is a new support-healer hero to join the roster, the first hero to be added to Overwatch since Doomfist over the summer.
Blizzard also announced a new map and new non-event skins will be joining Overwatch, all themed after other Blizzard games like World of Warcraft. Cross-pollination between Blizzard properties is nothing new, but for Overwatch proper, it's a nice surprise to see the blend.
For all of BlizzCon 2017's news, check out our recap hub here.