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Winston

  • Tesla Cannon
  • Jump Pack
  • Barrier Projector
  • Primal Rage

Winston

Role

Tank

Difficulty

Winston wields impressive inventions—a jump pack, electricity-blasting Tesla Cannon, portable shield projector and more—with literal gorilla strength.


Keys displayed are defaults for PC. They are configurable in game.

Weapons

Tesla Cannon

Tesla Cannon

Electric frontal-cone weapon.

Abilities

Jump Pack

Jump Pack

Leap forward into the air. Landing on an enemy damages them.

Barrier Projector

Barrier Projector

Deploy a protective energy dome.

Primal Rage

Primal Rage

Gain immense health, but you can only leap and punch enemies.

Biography

  • Winston, Age: 29
  • Occupation: Scientist, Adventurer
  • Base of Operations: Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

“Imagination is the essence of discovery.”

A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity's potential.

The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity's renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.

One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists' experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.

But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.

Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.