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Behind the scenes of developing Sigma, Overwatch’s latest hero

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Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was very nearly a different character altogether. Fans of the game’s lore might remember the Baptiste short story Reunion, where the formerly Talon-affiliated medic is cornered by some of his old coworkers. One of those coworkers is a charismatic man, and powerful presence, named Mauga.

Mauga, a Talon Heavy Assault, has a long history with Baptiste — and so, Overwatch’s developers reasoned, he would make for an excellent Hero 31.

There was just one problem. The Overwatch team wanted to introduce another anchor tank, which is a specific kind of role in the game.

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