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New Overwatch hero could be “just on the horizon.”

A new Overwatch hero could be "just on the horizon," according to Jeff Kaplan
A new Overwatch hero could be "just on the horizon," according to lead game designer Jeff Kaplan Photo courtesy of Blizzard.

There soon could be a new Overwatch hero among the game’s ranks.

Jeff Kaplan, lead designer of Overwatch, said during the one year anniversary community stream that some new hero news is “just over the horizon.” He also gave a release schedule that will continue for the remainder of the year.

“Right now we are literally working on content all the way through the end of the year, and that’s cool content that drops every single month between now and the end of the year,” he said. “There’s also some really cool hero news just on the horizon, so hopefully people will be excited by that.”

Although Kaplan didn’t clarify if the news would be about a new hero or an update to an existing one, the new content release schedule has fans excitedly waiting for the second new hero of the year. Kaplan’s latest comments come after he said in a separate interview with PC Gamer that he sees hero production “slowing down” in the near future.

“We still have some amazing ideas for heroes that would have unique gameplay and backstories that would fit well within our game,” he said. “But ultimately, when it comes to heroes, we prefer quality over quantity.”

Overwatch has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world since its release last May. Blizzard is in the middle of hosting a celebratory “anniversary event” for the game that offers new Loot Boxes that hold exclusive in-game items for a limited time. Among the perks of the anniversary event are 11 new skins and a free weekend that lasts through Sunday. The event lasts until June 12.

Cover photo courtesy of Blizzard

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