The Art of Fan Art
Overwatch 2-Year Anniversary Edition
Today Overwatch celebrates its 2-year anniversary, and justly so. May 24, 2016, Blizzard released what would become the powerhouse of their game lineup. Sitting comfortably with over 35 million (as of October 2017) players across the globe; Overwatch is the FPS we never knew we needed.
With a continualy growing cast of playable characters and a unique storyline, the game has something for everyone; especially those who don’t normally play FPS type games. While the majority of the cast adhere to the “shooter” genre, some of the characters break the mold. An armor-clad senior citizen with a rocket hammer to a teenage pro-gaming idol in a mech suit. Even a combat medic with a healing staff and robotic wings.
The story itself is based around the global peacekeeping task force, Overwatch, years after they have been technically disbanded (sorta), their covert ops division Blackwatch, and the mysterious group Talon. But, one of the main selling points for the game is actually its diversity. Not just with the character’s different play styles but with their cultural inclusion, physical appearances, and even disabilities.
Members hail from all different countries around the globe. They range from teens to the elderly, short to tall, skinny to curvy to buff. Many members suffer from physical ailments: some missing arms, others legs, one even a majority cyborg. One, Blizzard confirmed, even is autistic. Another, confirmed last Christmastime, as being gay.
Blizzard’s continued attempts to create a game everyone can connect to is a beautiful thing to witness. So, “Cheers, Love!” to another successful year! This week, to celebrate, I have found my personal favorite fan arts of each character from the Overwatch universe. Enjoy!
1. Tracer, Agent of Overwatch by Mr–Jack
2. Reinhardt the Guardian by Doctaword
3. Mercy by Serafleur
4. Reaper and Soldier 76 of Overwatch by Turpentine-08
5. Overwatch – McCree by Nakanoart
6. Pharah – 21 Days of Overwatch by KNKL
7. Mei by Claparo-Sans
8. The Two Dragons by FullMeTalAof
9. Torbjorn by Scebiqu
10. Sombra by Liang-xing
11. Symmetra by KangHaffiz
12. Ana Overwatch Fanart by NeoArtCorE
13. Widowmaker Fanart by Sunkeytail
14. D.VA by Porksiomai
15. Handpainted Roadhog and Junkrat converse by Heysasoo
16. Zenyatta by ChasingArtwork
17. Zarya by Serafleur
18. Bastion Overwatch by Estivador
19. Doomfist by VVernacatola
20. Moira by Nomnomroko
21. Efi and Orisa by ChupiArt
22. Let’s Drop the Beat! by Quirkilicious
23. Brigitte by Raikoart
Wheew…..that’s a lot of characters @__@