'Overwatch': What Are Tracer And Soldier 76 Doing For Pride Month?

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Earlier in the year, Blizzard quietly began to reveal the backstory of one of the most iconic characters in hero shooter Overwatch.

This isn't anything new for the game: with plenty of lore and history but precious few in-game ways of telling it within the context of a competitive multiplayer shooter, Blizzard usually turns to comics, videos and trailers to flesh out the heroes that people have spent thousands of hours with. This piece of information was a bit more of a news story than most, however: Soldier 76, the hero from the game's tutorials and one of its more prominent characters, was gay or at least had a boyfriend. That meant he joined Tracer--who graces the game's retail cover--as the second confirmed LGBTQ character in the game.

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