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Overwatch 2 store description may have leaked its next hero’s name – Effinate Games


Two new additions to Overwatch’s cast have already been confirmed for Overwatch 2 – Sojourn and Junker Queen – and it looks like Blizzard has at least one more planned when the game launches next month on October 4th.

Recently, the official Overwatch 2 website was updated to say that anyone who purchases the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass will automatically unlock Kiriko, who is described as Overwatch’s newest hero. While the website has scrubbed any mention of them, someone saved it for posterity and shared a screenshot via Reddit.

Admittedly, a name doesn’t say much about Kiriko, but previous fan speculation points to her being a Support hero. This is because the other two new characters fill both the Damage and Tank roles (Sojourn being the former and Junker Queen the latter). This leaves the Support role as the only one without a new hero, so it would make sense for Kiriko to fill that role instead of being another Damage or Tank character.

It has also been theorized that the next character will be fox themed. The release date trailer featured a fox spirit leaping across a map, and one of the game’s beta sessions ended with a teaser that further hinted at something fox-related. Barring any potential leaks, fans can probably expect to get a proper look at Kiriko right before Overwatch 2’s launch.

There was concern that Kiriko would be an exclusive unlock for the Premium Battle Pass given the original wording on the website. However, Blizzard’s head of commercial and VP Jon Spector recently explained that new heroes in Overwatch 2 can also be unlocked via the free battle pass. So the Premium just unlocks the character right away.

As a reminder, Overwatch 2 adopts a free-to-play model unlike the first game. This means that loot boxes are also out, so new cosmetics and such can be acquired through an in-game store, and the battle passes instead of random chance.

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