The next Overwatch hero is a literal mad scientist named Sigma

Blizzard has confirmed that the new Overwatch hero is an eccentric astrophysicist named Sigma, whose groundbreaking work promises to change the universe as we know it—maybe by blowing it up!

The trailer doesn't say much about Sigma or how he ended up in that unfortunate state, but according to Shacknews, he was a brilliant, kind scientist who gained the power to manipulate gravity when an experiment went badly wrong. Unfortunately, he also sustained serious psychological damage and was locked away in a secret government facility. But now, courtesy of Talon, he's free.

Specifics about what he brings to the fight haven't been revealed yet, but no doubt will be very soon. We'll let you know when we know.

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.