Overwatch video showcases the deadly Reaper


Past Overwatch videos have mostly focused on support characters, with the notable exception of Tracer. Now it's time for another damage dealer: Reaper. He's, well, a reaper. Mysterious, dark, brooding and obsessed with death, and yet still better written and performed than the protagonist of Hatred.

Here's a six-and-a-bit minute video that's positively chock full of reapin'.

The twin shotguns are pretty overkill, which I imagine is the whole point. Abilities include turning into a shadow, shadow-stepping to a previously marked location and, as an ultimate, spinning around in a hail of bullets and shadow effects. Shadow stuff, basically.

Overwatch is due to enter beta later this year.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.