The next Overwatch animated short will debut next week


Blizzard released the first Overwatch animated short earlier this month, and it was really quite impressive. It shone a bit of light onto the origins of Winston, the brilliant, Beast-like scientist who packs a ferocious punch, and maybe—probably—possibly contained a few secrets, too. Soon, fans will be able to start digging for more, as Blizzard has announced that the next episode, “Alive,” will debut on April 3.

“'Alive' weaves a tale of Widowmaker, the peerless Talon assassin who stalks her prey with deadly efficiency,” Blizzard wrote. “In this episode, we spend a fateful night in London's King's Row—where you'll discover how one death can change everything.”

We were first introduced to Widowmaker last summer: She's a sniper, equipped with a proximity mine and a grappling hook, whose ultimate enables her to see through walls. She's also a member of Overwatch bad-guy outfit Talon, although not voluntarily, a fact that may well play a central role in her video.

Alive will premiere at 12 pm PT, exclusively at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.