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Overwatch DLC: Next Hero Is Athena, Not Sombra?

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Currently, the Overwatch playerbase is still trying to crack the code that Blizzard left out as a possible hint for the game?s next DLC character. However, the recent fan findings about this mystery also link to Athena, the game?s announcer, than just Sombra as the game?s next playable character. Here?s what we know so far about the game?s possible upcoming character.

According to KarmicCamel?s thread on Reddit, the Spanish quote that was decoded probably pertains to Athena instead of Sombra as her database contains information about former Overwatch agents. Additionally, fans are also considering that the code cracking may actually be intended to help Sombra hack or access into Winston?s computer. If Athena were to become an Overwatch DLC playable character, she might actually be a living human or Omnic that still keeps in touch with Winston even after the organization was decommissioned.

According to PCGamesn, Overwatch game designer Michael Chu has confirmed that Athena won?t just be a disembodied voice and is actually a character. However, Chu didn?t confirm if Athena will be playable soon. Chu also confirmed that Athena?s location can be found in the Recall trailer, but players may have to guess which of the rapidly revealed agents was Athena or if she was the computer itself. If she?s the computer itself, searching the first Offense team spawn room in Watchpoint Gibraltar may show more clues about Athena.

However, Blizzard Entertainment has asked fans to review their notes in the code found in their recent reveal in a slightly tampered screenshot of Dorado on the Overwatch site. Fans on Reddit were able to extract a Spanish sentence in the image saying, “Por que estan mirando al cielo? La respuesta no esta sobre sus cabezas, esta detras de ustedes. A veces, necesitan analizar sus logros previos.” In English, this sentence means, ?Why do you look to the sky? The answer is not above your heads, it?s behind you. Sometimes, you need to analyze your previous achievements.?

It?s still highly possible that Sombra is the next Overwatch DLC character in the game due to Sombra?s Spanish moniker and the Spanish reveals in the game. If we?re lucky, both Sombra and Athena could be released in the game to balance out the light and dark themes of ?information? focused characters in Overwatch.

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