Despite speculation that Alexei Stukov would be the next hero coming to the Nexus – after infested Terran eggs were spotted in the ‘Where’s Valeera’ image shared at the end of January – the HotS team has confirmed that we will instead be receiving the first Support hero from the Overwatch universe: Lucio, the Brazilian DJ and resistance icon.
We see Lucio wall-riding (what advantage will it give?), buffing allies with his shielding ultimate and an AoE heal centered around himself, and duelling a Thrall with his knock-back alternate fire. Interestingly, it seems that – like Tracer – he’ll be able to move and shoot at the same time.
The addition of Lucio completes the triumvirate of DPS, tank and healer. Will we get an Overwatch Specialist next (oh god, please be Junkrat)?