Blizzard published a very intriguing piece of lore to the official Overwatch website on Tuesday, a Spotlight on Numbani. This article featured an interview with 11-year-old inventor, Efi Oladele—a brand new character in the game’s universe. While there were no announcements made in this post, fans took the young girl’s comment that she has “an idea” of the next robot she will be working on to be a hint at the competitive shooter’s next playable character.
While Efi herself might not be an obvious choice to join the game’s cast of soldiers and war heroes, her invention may. Fans dug up a piece of concept art that appeared during Blizzcon, and resurfaced recently at the company’s DICE Summit featuring a large robot spider.
The creature is shown alongside playable characters like Tracer and Winston, in what seems intended to be gameplay, based on the first-person view.
However, there seem to be a group of smaller creatures around this character as well. Whether this is one of the hero’s abilities or indication that it might be a naturally occurring map hazard instead of a playable character remains to be seen.