Gaming Gets a Lesbian Character in Overwatch

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Blizzard Entertainment has introduced a lesbian character to the video game Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer shooter game made for Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Playstation4.

The game’s character, Tracer, has been introduced as Overwatch’s very first lesbian character, and she created quite a buzz in the gaming (and gayming) world.  In a statement Blizzard released to IGN:

“Tracer is a lesbian on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. As in real life, having variety in our characters and their identities and backgrounds helps create a richer and deeper overall fictional universe. From the beginning, we’ve wanted the universe of Overwatch to feel welcoming and inclusive, and to reflect the diversity of our players around the world. As with any aspect of our characters’ backgrounds, their sexuality is just one part of what makes our heroes who they are.”

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In the new digital comic short, Reflections, we meet Tracer’s girlfriend, Emily. You can read more about the game and watch the trailer HERE.

Tracer is described on the game’s website as “Toting twin pulse pistols, energy-based time bombs, and rapid-fire banter, Tracer is able to “blink” through space and rewind her personal timeline as she battles to right wrongs the world over.”

She sounds like a pretty cool chick. Thanks, Blizzard Entertainment!

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