Overwatch 2 Leak Confirms Fox Hero Kiriko

The fox teasers appear to have been confirmed.
The fox teasers appear to have been confirmed. / Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2's long-rumored fox girl hero has been confirmed as coming to the game, per a recent leak.

Prominent Overwatch influencer and leaker Naeri has shared a screenshot of Overwatch 2 information that refers to the game's "latest hero Kiriko." Naeri says this is the fox hero Blizzard has been teasing for several months, throughout the Overwatch 2 beta. She will release alongside a Legendary skin called Hinotori Kiriko. Hinotori is Japanese for "phoenix," so the skin will likely be themed after the mythical firebird.

Kiriko's appearance and abilities remain under wraps. She will be one of three new heroes in Overwatch 2's release, alongside the Junker Queen and Sojourn.

The screenshot also includes information about Overwatch 2's first battle pass.

"With the Season One Premium Battle Pass you can unlock over 80 tiers of rewards including Mythic Cyber Demon Genji, Legendary Hinotori Kiriko, and more. In addition, as a Season One Premium Battle Pass owner you will automatically receive access to overwatch's latest hero Kiriko!"

Blizzard vice president and Overwatch's commercial leader Jon Spector clarified that all the heroes released in Overwatch 2 will be available to unlock through the free battle pass track.

"Addressing some incomplete info posted early about our Overwatch 2 Battle Pass," he tweeted Wednesday, "we'll be sharing all details ahead of launch, but want to confirm that new Overwatch 2 heroes will be available on the free track of the Battle Pass."

Overwatch 2 is scheduled for release Oct. 4.