Blizzard is having a grand outdated time teasing the following Overwatch hero. A new video from the official Overwatch Twitter exhibits a detailed up of what appears to be like like a lab go well with with an identification tag. Most notably, you’ll be able to spot the Greek letter “Σ” on the tag—the image for Sigma. It isn’t the primary time that phrase has popped up lately.
What’s that melody? pic.twitter.com/oUccDda42ZJuly 21, 2019
Simply yesterday, we reported on a possible leak from final week that means the hero is known as Sigma (and likewise exhibits his face). The usage of the image in in the present day’s teaser appears to help that.
However followers are after greater than only a title or a face, they’re attempting to decode Sigma’s talents and probably his relationship with different Overwatch heroes from the 2 teasers. Nothing is concrete, however there are some fascinating consistencies.
Each teasers, the one from yesterday the place Jeff Kaplan will get sucked right into a bizarre wormhole and in the present day’s with the tag, undoubtedly have one factor in widespread—outdated music. The piano music heard in each teasers is Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne No. 1” from the late 19th century (as identified by eagle-eared YouTuber TheFakeKenzo on Twitter).
Naturally, this coincidence (and references to music in each tweet our bodies) has gamers assuming that Sigma is a musically-inclined hero, not not like Lúcio. In actual fact, some are drawing direct connections between the 2.
“Lúcio uses music to speed things up, and based off what people are saying about these equations Sigma might be able to use music to slow things down,” stated Reddit person BallOutBoy. Others have identified that Sigma would possibly work for Vishkar—the in-lore firm that produced the expertise Symmetra and Lúcio make use of.
The equations BallOutBoy refers to are those seen in the direction of the tip of the primary teaser. Yesterday, Reddit person ztokdo posted an extended theoretical breakdown of the equations that I will not fake to grasp most of. The gist is that ztokdo believes the equations allude to Sigma’s energy over gravity—particularly, the flexibility to curve bullets across the neighborhood of a grenade, fireplace an anti-gravity beam, and type a protecting barrier that catches bullets midair.
On this fast Developer Replace, Recreation Director Jeff Kaplan goes into element in regards to the upcoming…+ ⋜ π ⩲ 🎶 + ≠ pic.twitter.com/adRWRf6VuWJuly 20, 2019
Nowhere within the equations are any express references to the talents as described right here. They’re merely extrapolations based mostly on the mathematical makes use of of the equations. This interpretation does not particularly point out Sigma’s supposed musical connection.
It might all imply nothing, or it might imply every thing. It is arduous to inform with Overwatch reveals. Blizzard is completely able to elaborate puzzles hidden within the smallest locations, however Sigma might additionally simply be a fan of Erik Satie.
Primarily based on Blizzard’s historical past revealing new heroes, we in all probability will not have to attend lengthy to know the reality.