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Universe <Overwatch>


The near future of planet Earth, after the Omnic crisis struck.

This universe contains:

Heroes <Overwatch>

This universe includes the following Heroes.









Subuniverses <Overwatch>

These are the underlying subuniverses which Heroes, Skins, Mounts and Battlegrounds spawn from.

Entities <Overwatch>

These are the underlying entities in this universe - and all the subuniverses - dragged into the Nexus, just like our Heroes.

Skins <Overwatch>

These are the Skins that are based upon the Subuniverses of this Universe, reflecting alternate versions of our Heroes.

  • Ana (base skin) - Rare
    • As a founding member of Overwatch and one of the world's best snipers, Ana Amari uses her skills to protect the innocent. Though she went MIA after losing her eye, Ana's sense of duty and responsibility has brought her back to the fight.
  • Commandant Varian (from Assault on Volskaya Foundry) - Rare
    • As chief security officer for Volskaya's Nexus operations, Varian Volkov is no stranger to harsh winters and cold steel. Rather than pilot a Svyatogor mech, he prefers to meet his foes face-to-face.
  • D.Va (base skin) - Rare
    • Hana Song, also known as "D.Va," is both a world champion professional gamer and a burgeoning global icon. As a member of South Korea’s elite MEKA unit, she fights to protect her homeland from the colossal omnic threat lurking within the East China Sea.
  • Genji (base skin) - Rare
    • Once the carefree youngest scion of the Shimada clan, Genji was cut down by his own brother for refusing to take part in their illegal ventures. Grafted into a cyborg body by Overwatch, Genji walks his own path as one who fights for what's right.
  • Hanzo (base skin) - Rare
    • Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.
  • High Gravity Zarya (from Overwatch Alternations) - Epic
    • The Tobelstein Reactor is an emergent technology, and its full potential has yet to be tapped. Rumor has it that the Gravitic Harness is the next great advancement in energy projection.
  • Junkrat (base skin) - Rare
    • The destruction of the Australian omnium left the area an irradiated waste and survivors like Jamison Fawkes were greatly affected by radiation. Now as the explosive-obsessed criminal Junkrat, he is renowned for leaving havoc and bedlam in his wake.
  • Lúcio (base skin) - Rare
    • From the streets of Rio to the clubs on King's Row, Lúcio's beats bring the party to life, and drive the people to action. Now he's on tour in the Nexus, ready to break it down, and to continue fighting for what's right.
  • Oni Genji (from Nexus Challenge) - Rare
    • It is said that an oni with an iron club is invincible. But that's nothing compared to an oni with a katana.
  • Pro D.Va (from Overwatch Alternations) - Epic
    • Being a pro has its perks: sponsorship deals, an adoring fan base, customized polyfusion sequencers for your personal mecha... you know, little things.
  • Ribbit Lúcio (from Overwatch Alternations) - Rare
    • Hip. Hop.
  • Sakura Auriel (from Hanamura Showdown) - Epic
    • For centuries, viewing cherry blossoms at the start of spring has been a time-honored tradition. Auriel was the first omnic to join in the festivities, and has done so every year since she started.
  • Soundblast Lúcio (from Overwatch Alternations) - Rare
    • Vishkar's sonic technology was a good starting point, but the pursuit of perfection in sound quality demands keeping up to date with the latest in audio equipment.
  • Steel Dragon Genji (from Overwatch Alternations) - Rare
    • Though he used to struggle with being part man and part machine, Genji has since come to terms with his dual nature. Improving his body along with his spirit was the obvious next step.
  • Tracer (base skin) - Rare
    • Lena Oxton (call sign: "Tracer"), is both an adventurer and an irrepressible force for good. With the ability to alter her own time at will, she fights the good fight wherever she goes--even the Nexus. Don't worry, loves. The cavalry's finally here.
  • Turbo Tracer (from Overwatch Alternations) - Rare
    • Tracer's teleporting fighter, the Slipstream, disappeared during its initial test flight. The unexpected discovery of its engine within the Nexus has allowed her to significantly bolster her weaponry.
  • Widowmaker Nova (from Overwatch Alternations) - Epic
    • Once, she once led a normal life... But now, after intense neural reconditioning, she is one of the most effective assassins still alive. Oh, and this skin makes her look like Widowmaker.
  • Zarya (base skin) - Rare
    • Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.

Mounts <Overwatch>

These are the Mounts that are based in the Subuniverses of this Universe.

Busan Police Hovercycle - Rare

Reassigned from MEKA to the KNPA after the first colossal omnic attack, these police bikes are the fastest law enforcement vehicles in Korea. This one was purportedly used by D.Va herself!

  • Subuniverse: Nexus Challenge
  • Type: Event or Quest
  • Awarded by playing games with friends during the Nexus Challenge 2.0 event.

Orochi Hovercycle - Rare

The fuel cell injected endorphin inducing performance of the Izumi Hovercycle is without competition. The highly customized Orochi variant once saw use among the Shimada clan elite.

  • Subuniverse: Nexus Challenge
  • Type: Event or Quest
  • Awarded by playing games with friends during either of the Nexus Challenge events.

Overwatch Nexagon - Rare

The heroism and bravery of Overwatch's agents have coalesced into a new nexagon. While most are born of conflict, this one is branded with a symbol of hope and idealism.

  • Subuniverse: Nexus Challenge
  • Type: Event or Quest
  • Awarded by playing games with friends during the Nexus Challenge 2.0 event.

Battlegrounds <Overwatch>

These Battlegrounds have roots in the main universe, or might be a result of the Nexus-based subuniverses.

The near future of planet Earth, after the Omnic crisis struck.

Hanamura Temple

Capture payloads to unleash dragons and assail the enemy Core!

The near future of planet Earth, after the Omnic crisis struck.

Volskaya Foundry

Forces from around the Nexus converge on Volskaya Foundry. Commandeer the facility’s giant mechs and assault the enemy’s defenses!