Blizzard has just confirmed the first LGBTQ character in Overwatch. It’s Tracer! That’s right, everyone’s favorite lightning rod for sexual controversy has a girlfriend according to Reflections, the latest installment of the official online comic. Tracer’s partner, Emily, doesn’t seem to be affiliated with the team in any way other than her relationship with Tracer, but her lore role may expand in further stories. At BlizzCon 2015, developers had mentioned that the Overwatch cast would feature sexually diverse backgrounds. That sound you hear is countless Overwatch fan artists gearing up for mischief.
There’s no word yet on Roadhog’s sexuality, but we can all hold out hope that the Roadhog and Junkrat stories are true.