The Overwatch Twitter account released a short video that features Reaper -- formerly known as Gabriel Reyes -- explaining his thought process on apprehending Talon agents in response to their attacks on Overwatch.
Decryption status: COMPLETE— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 6, 2018
Accessing file: RETRIBUTION DEBRIEF – REYES pic.twitter.com/YUL134u5Yz
The video reveals Reaper's agent ID, previous affiliation, real name, and age. Reaper was 50-years-old eight years ago, where this year's event is based, which of course makes him 58 in the current Overwatch universe.
So reaper is 58 now. Nice.— very nice guy (@IdoPlays1) April 6, 2018
Game director Jeff Kaplan promised a new skin for Reaper available during Overwatch Archives. The skin will be what Gabriel Reyes wore when he was Soldier 24, a commanding officer in Overwatch.
Not to be dramatic but I would die for Gabe.— rae (@raenbou) April 6, 2018
The latest Overwatch digital comic "Retribution" will shed some light on the video released today, and all will be revealed Tuesday when Overwatch Archives goes live.
Blizzard announced through a teaser Overwatch Uprising would return for a second year. It released another teaser last week, and they included hints have made it seem that this year's event might have a Blackwatch theme -- which they definitely should!
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