Jeff Kaplan's latest Developer Update teased fans with some information on Hero 27, but he failed to go into specifics about who this new character would be.
The only information he disclosed was the hero was needed in the game. If you've been wondering who this hero might be, a supposed leak may give you the answers you've been looking for.
Possible Hero 27 leaks https://t.co/pGz9Ei2K0I— /r/CompetitiveOverwatch (@OWcompetitive) January 3, 2018
The post is written by someone who claims to be a visual designer at Blizzard. They reveal that the next hero is a tank, currently named "
In addition to this, the user also claims the next map will be a control map called Utopaea. Allegedly, Utopaea is a city designed by the Vishkar Corporation. The Junkertown Queen is also supposed to be released in July, and this year's Uprising event will take place during the Omnic Crisis.
You can read the rumor in its entirety here.
These rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt, of course. We'll only know for sure what is coming to Overwatch when Blizzard decides to dangle some more information over our heads.