The 25th Overwatch Hero Is “Very Far Along in Development,” Blizzard Reveals

April 4, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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In an interview with IBTimes, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the 25th hero is very far along in development:

Yes! I absolutely know who the next hero is going to be. The next hero is very far along in development, so we’re at the point where we’re doing art for that hero, we’re doing a lot of aggressive play-testing.

While things are progressing with the unannounced 25th hero, Kaplan added that the heroes past #25 “are more in prototype, exploration phase. But the next hero we’re pretty set on.”

The 24th Overwatch hero, Orisa, launched last month.

Blizzard has teased the next Overwatch reveal for April 11, and in a post on Facebook, Lead Character Artist Renaud Galand said, “I can’t wait to share more of this as it is, in my opinion, one of the best thing we have worked on since launch!”

What do you want from the next hero?

[Source: IBTimes UK, Renaud Galand (Facebook) via Reddit]