Overwatch players spot new hero hint in OW2’s Portugal map items

Philip Trahan

published: 2022-09-23T23:00:21

Updated: 2022-09-23T23:00:43

Overwatch 2 fans think they’ve found hints about the next hero coming to the game, thanks to new items for the upcoming Portugal map.

As Overwatch 2 gets closer to launch, Blizzard has been releasing more and more information about the highly anticipated sequel.

After much teasing, the developer finally revealed the new support hero Kiriko, whose Japanese-inspired skills have already won over fans.

However, it seems that Blizzard is already hinting at the next Hero coming to Overwatch 2 as fans find hints in newly released map items.

Overwatch players find hints for new hero on the map of Portugal

Twitter user volskayadottxt created a huge thread going through all the new map items released through Blizzard’s press kit for Overwatch 2.

In particular, the new Esperanča, Portugal map, which contains some interesting pictures that they believe could be a clue to both a new faction and a new hero.

The Esperanča map is right next to the sea, which appears to have some sort of clear, hexagonal wall that blocks much of the city’s harbor from the open ocean.

Additionally, one of the indoor locations on the map features photos of technology labeled “durovidro,” which seems to translate to “duroglass.”

When fans look closely at the seawall’s design, it uses the same ‘duroglass’ technology shown in the photos, suggesting Esperanča is trying to protect its citizens from something.

The fan then goes on to talk about the logo on the duroglass blueprints that appears to come from an organization or company called The Collective.

They argued that The Collective, which is responsible for the duroglass wall protecting Esperanča, could try to pick up the slack left by the Overwatch after the collapse, and that a new hero could join The Collective.

While a fan theory on its own may not hold much water for some members of the Overwatch community, it seems that this theory may be at least partially accurate.

Shortly after volskayadottxt’s thread was posted, Gavin quoted Jurgens-Fyhrie, Overwatch 2’s lead story designer retweeted the post and said “(casually humming)”, clearly referring to the theory having sort of served its purpose.

Whether or not this fan theory is entirely accurate remains to be seen, but Jurgens-Fyhrie’s acknowledgment likely confirmed that an emerging hero will somehow be related to The Collective and this invention of duroglass.

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