Mercy wants to speak to your manager
In the past few years, Overwatch’s attraction has been largely stagnant. Since the Blizzard released Overwatch in 2016, the Winston’s been trying to get the gang back together but most of the story’s been set in the past, a way to establish the game’s characters and to build out its world.
Blizzard announced Overwatch 2, on Nov. 1, that is a new Overwatch experience the developer promised, that he will put story into the game.
“Overwatch 2” will add story missions, wherein the world’s heroes are reunited to take on the present-day bad guys that threaten humanity. Clearly, time’s passed between Overwatch and Overwatch 2, something explicit in the visual changes to the game’s heroes. Genji now wears clothes. Reinhardt’s embracing his grey hair. Lúcio’s hair now glows, apparently changing along with his abilities. And Mercy? Well, she got a haircut.
The fans of Overwatch online immediately noticed that Mercy’s new ’do, a short cut that’s not unlike “The Karen.” Look, it’s clear Mercy wants to speak with your manager.
The character Mercy used to sport a “ponytail” that now appears to be chopped off. The Blizzard didn’t show a back view of Mercy’s hair, but there’s a short piece in the back seen from the front that gives the appearance of The Karen. But maybe it’s actually a bob! Perhaps there’s a short ponytail back there.
Most disturbing thing is the “Overwatch 2” cinematic, as Mercy is wearing her old uniform and it clearly has a ponytail that is somewhere between there and the gameplay trailer she debuted the new cut, or something else.