Overwatch 2 has been teasing the launch of its upcoming PvE missions with an ARG that includes a mysterious hacker referred to as the Enigma, and sure – his title is, in truth, John Cena.
The reveal got here as a part of one other, properly, staged ‘hack’ of varied streamers, main as much as a reside motion video the place Cena, as Enigma, says “I must get a message out to our heroes. Null Sector’s forces are attacking Rio, Gothenburg, and Toronto. I want reinforcements in these places.” All that’s presumably setting the stage for the story missions set to launch with Invasion on August 10.
It is unclear what the extent of Cena’s position in Overwatch 2 can be, however in a press launch, Blizzard says gamers ought to count on to see an entire lot extra of him within the days main as much as Invasion. “It’s been enjoyable seeing the Overwatch neighborhood attempt to put a face to The Enigma,” Cena says in a press launch. “Generally a face you may’t see is simply what the world must sound the alarm of a looming, worldwide menace.”
If the thought of a wrestler-turned-actor displaying up as a brand new character in an enormous on-line recreation to advertise a significant occasion sounds acquainted, properly, the very same factor occurred with The Rock in Fortnite. Although that was a a lot longer-term teaser marketing campaign that appeared to really have the time to get the neighborhood invested within the reveal.
The fortunes of Overwatch 2 are a bit lower than sure today, with the looming menace of an finish to Overwatch League hanging over quite a lot of dialogue across the recreation proper now. That is on prime of ongoing disappointment within the dramatic discount in scope of the PvE mode the sport was presupposed to be constructed round. This is hoping Invasion is simply what the sport must construct slightly constructive momentum. In spite of everything, what different recreation with out ‘WWE’ within the title has a connection to John Cena?
Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam, and different Blizzard video games are set to observe.