A popular hero at the center of one of the hottest video games around was just revealed to be gay, and fans are freaking out

Business Insider | 1/7/2019 | Kevin Webb
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Solider 76 is one of the original heroes of "Overwatch," the massively popular first-person shooter that debuted in May 2016.

"Overwatch" creator Activision Blizzard recently released an official short story that describes a romantic relationship between Soldier 76 and a man named Vincent.

Revelation - Response

The revelation was largely met with an enthusiastic response.

Solider 76 is the second "Overwatch" character to be identified as queer. Tracer, a British hero, was confirmed to be a **** in an official comic book from 2016.

Story - Games - World - Game - Characters

A short story tie-in to one of the most popular games in the world revealed that one of the game's most recognizable characters is gay — generating an enthusiastic response from fans, many of whom had already suspected as much.

On Monday, "Overwatch" creator Activision-Blizzard released the short story titled "Bastet," which focuses on two of the game's heroes, Solider 76 and Ana. As the characters discuss their shared history, Ana comes across a picture of a young Soldier 76 alongside another man. It's revealed that the other man, Vincent, was once a love interest for Soldier 76, but they ultimately broke up.

Relationship - Anecdote - Story - Confirmation - Speculation

While the relationship is just a small anecdote in the larger story, it served as confirmation for long-held speculation about Solider 76's sexuality. Some fans were confident that the character was gay based on his relationships with the game's other heroes, while others felt that he...
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