Overwatch's Next Hero is Sigma, a Maniacal Tank from Talon

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Monday, July 22, 2019 - 18:43
Topic(s): News

Following an unexpected (and thankfully announced in advance) delayOverwatch Hero 31 has been announced. Sigma is an astrophysicist who works for Talon after an experiment he was working on appears to have gone badly wrong.

With the upcoming change to Role QueueOverwatch is going to need some more tanks and healers to balance things out a little more. Thankfully, the next few heroes are going to be in these roles and the newest one has just been revealed: Sigma. Formerly an astrophysicist, Sigma went a wee bit crazy pants following a close encounter with some kind of singularity. As insanity and deadly superweapons go hand-in-hand with villainy, he's somehow managed to end up working at Talon with Doomfist, Reaper, and Widowmaker (among others).

A teaser trailer was released going a bit into his backstory and it's a little bit... terrifying. As I saw one Redditor put it, Moira is a mad scientist and Sigma is a mad scientist — a man who seems genuinely mentally-disturbed and an altogether terrifying new hero.

Presumably, Sigma is going to be using some kind of gravity-related power in his role as a tank, although we don't have any more details about him just yet. The closing of the teaser trailer shows him holding some kind of small devices, so this particular tank may have some kind of deployable.

What we do know is who's going to be voicing him: Roadhog voice actor Josh Petersdorf highlighted the newest dude to join the Overwatch cast of characters as Boris Hiestand.


Mr. Hiestand's previous roles include Antanas in Castlevania: Lords of the Fallen and Marl in Anthem.

You can learn a bit more about the newest hero's backstory by checking out his Origin Story trailer below. No release date or other information about Hero 31 has been announced, but we're sure to hear some more details in the coming days.

What do you think of Overwatch Hero 31? What do you think Sigma will use for his abilities as a tank? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!