In a recent Reddit post from Joy_ow, the Redditor found new voice lines and hero interactions in the recently released beta for Overwatch 2.
Blizzard is no stranger to incorporating lore into their voice lines and interactions during the pregame phases of matches. The original Overwatch had plenty of these small character moments that help build the world of Overwatch, and flesh out the relationships the characters have with each other.
Some of the headlining moments from the first game, are the interactions between Tracer and Winston, Genji and Hanzo, D.Va and Sombra, and Reinhardt and Lucio. Interactions like these really help make Overwatch feel like it is in its own unique world with deep history and complex characters.
The June 28 beta continued this trend, with interactions between Ana and Pharah, Reinhardt and Ana, and Zenyatta and Reaper. These interactions however were less light-hearted and more somber. One of the interactions between Ana and Reinhardt goes as:
Ana: "You answered Winston's recall? Even after all you went through..."
Reinhardt: "If I am called, and I do not answer... What is left, Ana?"
With a more somber setting, it does align more with the current time period of Overwatch, seeing the broken team slowly regain their former status, but still dealing with the repercussions of the past.
Overwatch 2 is set to release on Oct. 4, with a lot more lore and backstory most likely on the way.