Mauga Overwatch made his first ever appearance in the short story Blizzard released Monday titled "What You Left Behind." The Talon agent has fans theorizing that he may be the game's next hero.
Mauga Overwatch: Hero 31 Potentially Teased in Comic
In "What You Left Behind," Mauga is Baptiste's old friend from his Talon days. The two met during training, with Mauga attracting Baptiste with his outsized personality, and since then they became close. When Baptiste attempts to flee Talon, it's Mauga who lets him leave by pretending not to have seen him.
It's also Mauga who tracks Baptiste down and tries to get him to rejoin Talon. The two go on a mission together in which Mauga acts much like a tank, using barriers to protect Baptiste. He's described as wielding two massive machine guns, each as tall as a man.
That description, plus drawings of Mauga and the strength of his personality have fans theorizing that he could be Hero 31. If so, he would answer the longstanding call among fans for Blizzard to release a Talon-affiliated tank.
For now, Hero 31 remains a mystery.
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