A new Overwatch comic has just released that aims to dive deeper into Doomfist and his mercenary organization Talon. Since Overwatch’s launch last year, this group has been shrouded in mystery with most of their operations only receiving vague details. Some of this changed with the introduction of Sombra during 2016’s BlizzCon, but a new comic titled “Masquerade” aims to tell the events directly after Doomfist’s escape from prison.
One of the most intriguing parts of this issue is seeing how villains like Reaper, Sombra, Widowmaker, and Doomfist all interact with one another. Their in-game dialogue is rather brief, so getting a better understanding of their relationships and how they view one another helps deepen these characters. While Doomfist is clearly the main character of this story, we do get introduced to an Omnic named Maximilien that acts as another head of Talon. It’s clear that this new character is not a fan of Widowmaker causing relations between humans and Omnics to spiral out of control.
There are also some cool references to various animated shorts such as Infiltration, Alive, and Recall. We also get a glimpse at our four villains in Carnival costumes which could hint at some new outfits that are on the way. However, given the Carnival of Venice actually takes place in January it would be surprising to see these skins show up anytime soon. While we are fairly certain the Summer Games will make their return, these stunning outfits may never actually see the light of day.
We also recently learned that Doomfist will be officially released on July 27 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There was no news given on any additional changes, but given how heavily Blizzard has been experimenting with characters like Zarya and McCree one should expect some changes for them. While Masquerade doesn’t deliver any huge story revelations, the villain centric comic is a nice change of pace for a game typically more focused on the protagonists.