Overwatch Archives -- the new name for the previous Uprising event -- hits live servers in a week. One of the biggest takeaways from all of the hints and accidental leaks regarding the event is that it will most likely feature a new brawl mode focused on Blackwatch agents.
If you're new to Overwatch or never really cared to delve deeper into the lore, then you're in luck. Here's a list of the most important things you need to know about Blackwatch!
me, bursting out of hell: blackwatch's no. 1 fan is back— eli (@bIackwatch) April 3, 2018
Blackwatch is Overwatch's Covert Ops Division
Overwatch, the organization, was dedicated to heroism and nobility during the Omnic Crisis thirty years ago in the Overwatch universe. Blackwatch, on the other hand, was a covert ops division of Overwatch that used aggressive and often corrupt tactics. It was kept a secret from the public, but there were rumors that Overwatch carried out black ops missions.
Gabriel Reyes (Reaper) Led Blackwatch
Although Reyes had overall command of Overwatch in the beginning, Jack Morrison (Soldier: 76) shaped the organization to the Overwatch the public knew and loved. Morrison was promoted to Overwatch's first official commander, meaning the opportunity for Reyes to become commander was passed over. It is presumed that after this, Reyes was given leadership of Blackwatch.
HELLO BEAUTIFUL BLACKWATCH SYMBOL pic.twitter.com/Ao83hZSrez— ♠️ Struggle Futch ♠️ (@harmicist) March 29, 2018
Blackwatch Has Four Playable/Known Members
Because Overwatch had agents all over the world, Blackwatch most likely had more agents working in other places. However, the only known members are Gabriel Reyes, Jesse McCree, Genji Shimada, and Moira O'D
If we don’t get the blackwatch Moira skin we riot— Stormy (@Sttormyy) March 29, 2018
McCree also knows Moira was up to some shady stuff during her time at BW. This is likely the mission that makes him leave pre-Fall Overwatch. pic.twitter.com/ScU5Dq7j1K— TEAMMATE DOWN (@SegadorYSoldado) April 3, 2018