Overwatch's Next Hero Isn't Who You Think

24th Hero is someone unexpected, apparently.

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Overwatch's 24th Hero has been the subject of much intrigue, with many supposing it will be Doomfist, a name mentioned multiple times in-game.

However, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has addressed the rumors by writing on the game's forum, "24 is not who you think it is." Of course, this doesn't mean that Doomfist won't be in the game, simply that the next hero may not be this specific character.

The rumors that Doomfist will come to the game soon have been circling for some time now. Actor and presenter Terry Crews even started a campaign to let him voice Doomfist, saying he would "love to play Doomfist." The Rock has also lent his support to the campaign, tweeting, "Fans would luv it."

Other DLC characters to be added to Overwatch include the hacker Sombra and sniper Ana. More are coming, according to Kaplan: "We have multiple new heroes being worked on right now plus numerous events and event-related content."

The latest update tweaks the way Roadhog's hook works. Other heroes including D.Va and Mercy have also been the subject of change.

On February 9, Activision Blizzard reported earnings for its fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31. As part of this, it was revealed that Blizzard's monthly active users was 36 million, which is up 37 percent from 2015. For the fourth quarter alone, Blizzard had 41 million monthly active users.

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Thinking about picking this up! PS4 pro, or Xbox1?

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My motto is multiplayer on Xbox, single player on PlaySation.

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I don't get the hype about this game...I sold my copy the next day as I found it too childish and the players were 99% little 10 year olds screaming and talking non stop

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@batusai4ever: The hype of this game is the dynamics of team fights. I implore you to get some friends together next time it goes on a free weekend and get stuck in, it's the best multiplayer game of this generation.

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@fillup0: hey, if you feel it you feel it...I don't feel it. As soon as I started hearing the kiddies yelling like crazy and the simplistic and cartoonish combat I got turned off. I respect your opinion but I just couldn't stand playing it a minute longer. Enjoy it!

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@batusai4ever: Yea, I know it's not popular, but one of the first things I did was turn off voice chat so I couldn't hear the other players. It was always either annoying kids or some jag-off blasting his crappy music. After I did that, I found it much more fun.

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@batusai4ever: Play it on PC or turn off in-game voice chat. I've never once had "kiddies yelling like crazy" in any games I've played.

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Is this included ad a patch or is this going to be a blizzard style micro transaction?

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@mbrogz3000: All content is free in Overwatch. All new maps, modes, characters come free of charge in patches. There is unlockable cosmetic content that you can randomly earn via loot boxes you earn every time you level up and you can buy these boxes. Microtransactions are there if you want to earn cosmetic content faster, but it isn't essential in the slightest.

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@fillup0: There's a trickle of "content". Free doesnt mean its worth it. The modes are superficial. You just shoot them to win in the end. Loot boxes aren't really an incentive to keep playing, there's no real progression. Just some numbers and a box filled with useless sprays icons and a skin you already have. The game is barebones in my opinion.

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@Sound_Demon: No more barebones than any other shooter imo. The only difference is it doesn't gate its abilities behind an unlock system.

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@mbrogz3000: I believe Blizzard stated that new characters will always be free. The only micro-transactions will be cosmetic or, in the current case, loot boxes.

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Good to know - I didn't read up on how additional heros were handled in Overwatch.

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It's a character who displays wildly erratic behavior because of his/her emotional state... it's Moodfits!

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@myrmecophagidae: sounds better than the bipolar joked I never finished :D

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thanks for the non news.....

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I just want Terry Crews playing himself.

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@Terrorantula: If that was the case they'd need to ban him from competitive for being too powerful.

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I just hope they don't get too many characters in the roster. Part of Overwatch's appeal is the non-overlap between the characters abilities. I'm thinking one more Tank, and one more Defense character would make the game perfect.

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@troll_elite: Dota 2 has over 100 heroes and each and every one of them is better built than overwatch characters. More doesn't mean lower quality. I'd much rather have a game with lots of characters than an open beta like game. Overwatch just feels like a game stuck in just that. Sorry but my opinion is that this is one of the most overrated games I've ever seen. Even the mechanics and movements feel wonky. If you play Destiny, you'd see the difference in the mechanics and engine. For example if you're moving right and suddenly left, there's no penalty for changing direction in overwatch.

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I bet its a transgendered gay eskimo woman.

Gotta get more affirmative action in this game, Blizz.

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@Patrickmahan: Of course, if it's not all white males then it has to be because they have an agenda.

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@RadPro: It obviously does have one. Blizzard is such a leftist libtard company. There are games which are mixed culture and there are games which shove it down your throat and overwatch is the latter.

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@RadPro: Get that alt right trash outta here boi. Overwatch is a game that's designed to be as inclusive as possible and that was the goal from the getgo. If you don't want that, the market is filled with plenty of other options.

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@fillup0: Alt-right? WTF are you talking about? It's quite the opposite actually.

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@marticus: Your post makes no sense.

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I look forward to seeing who it is. :)

I really liked Sombra as an addition. She's really fun to play as.

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Rather have it be doomfist cause we seriously need another tank to play. And a tank that's an ACTUAL TANK, only reinhardt remotely fits that bill.

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@Zignoff: Agreed. We're in desperate need of another tank to truly shake things up.

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@Zignoff:

Bastion can turn into a tank :)

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@doctor_mg: not to mention his new buffs make him almost unkillable

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They said awhile back that they will introduce heroes based on what is ready and not on what is the most popular. That comment was all you needed to know Doomfist would not be the next hero.

We need a fiery hero. Not enough fire!

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soldier 24 confirmed

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I bet it's the little kid that shows up in the short movies.

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@Ippongi_Ryuta: lmao an overwatch movie would be pretty dope looks like pixar quality tbh.

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