Could Soundquake finally be landing in Overwatch 2?
Activision Blizzard's Blizzcon has come and gone, with the publishers getting down to business and finally shedding some light on where they're up to in terms of the development of Overwatch 2.
The Overwatch community is currently in a state of limbo; with the ongoing meta slowly disintegrating players sit and stir over the next instalment, even with the improvements to the competitive scene.
With Blizzcon showcasing some unseen footage of the game in development, many fans caught glimpses of brand-new maps and even hints that the title will increase the team size to 5v5. With some new heroes on display too, some eagle-eyed fans have now speculated that there is one hidden character left to unveil, and it's been staring us in the face for some time.
The agent has yet to be showcased properly, however, we do know from previous cinematic trailers that the agent most likely has a rhino-esque horn on his skull and is equipped with chest missiles. Despite him being "unseen" many have depicted him as the unnamed large red character seen in many agent art pictures.
With this interpretation, some Reddit users have guessed that the large white robot-like character seen in the behind the scenes footage is in fact Soundquake, and he could set to be landing in Overwatch 2.
Whilst some fans have agreed that this theory could be true, others have been keen to point out that the bottom left image is Wildebeest - a conceptual hero that has never come to fruition. This doesn't mean to say the two could be the same person or skin, however.
The speculative efforts could be falling trap to the savvy traps often laid by the likes of Activision, using the classical magician's act of misdirection - when the magician says look here, the magic is often being done elsewhere.
Only time will tell whether we get to see the mysterious red robotic Soundquake will land in Overwatch 2, or whether we're simply falling folly to a classical Activison gimmick.
The closer you think you are, the less you'll actually see. - Jesse Eisenberg: Now You See Me
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