If you don't know what Overwatch is, well we just have one question for you: What rock have you been living under for almost two years? In any case, here's a brief description: Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in May 2016. However, regardless of its "young age" Overwatch is one of the most popular video games on the streaming website Twitch and even has an entire eSports league dedicated just to it. But what does make this game so popular? What makes it so different from all of the other games that came before it for players to become so engrossed in it? Well, it can be argued that a great deal of its appeal comes from the game's characters.
Overwatch currently features 26 playable characters divided into four classes -- Offense, Defense, Tank and Support. Each and every character has a unique look, personality and set of abilities. What's more, the creators have given every character an interesting backstory, motivation and a goal. This beautiful and incredibly well-thought-out video game spawned tones of fanart and we found 17 amazing pieces of Overwatch fan art made mature by a deviant community.
Love, D.Va, indeed. This cute little mech pilot is one of the most popular Overwatch heroes mostly due to her sheer adorableness. Recently, D.Va got a cute new skin called Black Cat D.Va and already there’s tons of cool fan art featuring her awesome new look. The cool artwork you see above is inspired by yet another D.Va skin called Cruiser, created for the Overwatch Anniversary event.
D.Va’s style is clearly based of the infamous Pin-Up style and it suits her surprisingly well. The artist behind this piece of fan art is OlchaS, a very talented artist from Russia. If you are a huge Overwatch fan, you might wanna check out her gallery, because it’s filled with awesome fan art featuring characters like Ana, Tracer, Mercy and plenty more.
It is believed that this deadly assassin was once the wife of former Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix. Amélie Lacroix was kidnapped and subjected to an intense program of neural reconditioning by the terrorist organization Talon. After being returned as a sleeper agent, she killed her husband in his sleep. Upon completing her mission, Amélie returned to Talon where she received extensive training and a physiological make-over. By slowing her heart, which turned her skin blue and cold, her ability to experience human emotion was numbed. Just like that, her transformation into Widowmaker was complete.
The befitting piece of fan art you see above was created by the artist jiuge. Her Widowmaker looks very seductive and deadly, but also calm and collected, reflecting her personality perfectly. Not to mention, she's also deadly attractive.
Today, Sombra is one of the world’s most notorious hackers. However, prior to adopting her alias, Olivia Colomar was one of the thousands of children left orphaned after the Omnic Crisis. After being taken by the Los Muertos gang she aided their revolution against the government. Upon uncovering a massive conspiracy, she was forced into hiding. Emerging from the ashes, stronger than ever, Sombra launched another string of hacks which caught the attention of Talon. Sombra joined Talon’s ranks in hopes of using their resources to unravel the conspiracy and use it to her advantage.
The cool artwork featured above was created by the talented Mexican artist nell-fallcard and it really captures Sombra's personality. Nell’s gallery is filled with amazing fan art featuring characters from movies, TV shows and video games.
With the ability to literally bend reality, Symmetra manipulates hard-light constructs in order to craft the world the way she wants it to be. Satya Vaswani, as is her real name, believes that the biggest enemy of the human race is disorder and hopes to one day create a perfect society. While living in poverty in her home city of Utopaea, India, Symmetra was taken by the Vishkar Corporation and trained to become one of its most distinguished architects.
The sultry piece of fan art you see above was created by the Australian artist who goes by the name fainxel. For some reason, it almost looks like she's on stage ready to sing the newest hits. Perhaps, the idea was to make Symmetra a pop star.
Armed with two pulse pistols, energy-based time bombs, and most importantly rapid-fire banter, Tracer blinks through space rewinding her personal timeline while fighting for what’s right. After an accident turned her into a living ghost, Lena Oxton was given a chronal accelerator, a device that keeps her anchored in the present. Tracer's desire to right the wrongs motivated her to keep fighting the good fight even after Overwatch ended.
Cute as a button, Tracer is often portrayed on Overwatch fan art pieces. In this case, the artist AyyaSAP re-imagine Tracer in Pin-Up style attire relaxing with an ice cream cup after a hard day’s work. Her goggles look very steampunkish and stylish and make for an awesome accessory to go with her hot dress. Cheers, Love!
The older of the Shimada brothers, Hanzo is a skilled bowman and assassin intent on proving himself as a warrior without peer. After the death of his father, as the eldest son, Hanzo succeeded his father as the ruler of the Shimada empire. Instructed by the clan elders to straighten his mischievous younger brother Genji, Hanzo entered into a conflict with his brother and ended up taking his life. Unable to cope with what he’s done Hanzo abandoned the clan and set out to restore his honor. You can check out this heartbreaking story in the animated short Dragons.
The beautiful piece of fan art you see above was created by the DeviantArt member jiuge. Her fan art images look surreal and if you’re a fan of video games, anime or comics you should definitely visit her gallery.
D.Va is most definitely one of the most popular Overwatch characters and much of that popularity is due to her design and personality. One could argue that D.Va was designed precisely to cater to the needs and expectations of the great majority of the game’s players. So, it’s not surprising that there’s just so much fan art depicting this fierce hero. And although D.Va is technically still a teenager, a great deal of these fan art pieces are indeed very saucy.
The one featured above shows us how the ex-pro gamer/mech pilot likes to spend her free time. This swimsuit D.Va fan art was drawn by the Chinese artist Liang-Xing, who’s got a bunch of other Overwatch fan art pieces you're probably gonna wanna see if you enjoyed this one.
The playful Sombra is a very deceptive and clever character, using her extensive hacking expertise to further her personal goals. She has shown to be very calculating and manipulative when circumstances require. In the animated short Infiltration, Sombra outright lies to her allies about failing the mission in order to pursue her personal agenda. She never loses her cool and marches on unafraid of what may come her way.
Her smug personality and sarcastic remarks made Sombra a very popular character. And soon enough tons of Sombra fan art images were available on various social networks for artists. The fan art you see above was based on the Sombra Cyberspace skin and it was created by phamoz, an artist based in Hong Kong. The artist also has a lot of other fan art related to video games, comics and anime.
9 MCCREE, GENJI, LUCIO, SOLDIER: 76, REAPER AND HANZO
This list is brimming with hot women, so it’s only fair we threw some hot men in the mix to satisfy everyone’s interests. Thankfully, we got a great deal -- six for the price of one. From left to right we present to you: the outlaw McCree, the humanized cyborg Genji, the DJ and freedom fighter Lucio, the vigilante Soldier: 76, the black-robed terrorist Reaper, and the ultimate bowman Hanzo. And all we have to say is: wow.
The artist behind this piece is maorenc, who apparently enjoys drawing incredibly hot men. So, if that is something you find interesting, you might wanna pay his gallery a visit. This Malaysian artist has created a few similar pieces, including genderbent Overwatch characters as well as for One Piece.
As a scientist and peerless climatologist, Mei-Ling Zhou was one of the scientists assigned to a monitoring station at Watchpoint: Antarctica when a catastrophic polar storm cut them off from the outside world. Being the only survivor, Mei decided to continue her work on her own. After awakening from a decade-long cryostasis sleep, she took the fight to preserve the environment into her own hands. Equipped with her trusty climate-manipulation technology, Mei is able to shoot deadly icicles and frost streams, as well as create an Ice Wall to obstruct the enemy’s movement.
The artist behind this amazing piece of fan art is the talented Nindei, whose work is absolutely stunning. Her Mei looks as adorable as ever, cozy and beautiful. For more Overwatch heroes like this, visit Nindei’s gallery.
Because the Omnic Crisis took a great toll on Egypt, the country’s weakened security forces relied on elite snipers for support, among which was Ana Amari. In fact, with her superior marksmanship, instincts and decision-making, she was widely considered to be the world’s best sniper. Ana became one of the founding members of Overwatch, serving as the second in-command on the Overwatch strike team that was formed to end the war. Equipped with her biotic rifle, Ana fights to protect her home and her loved ones.
The gorgeous younger version of Ana you see above is based on the Captain Amari skin and she was drawn by the Italian artist Sciamano240. One can definitely see where Pharah gets her good looks from.
Out of all the Overwatch women, Widowmaker has to be the most seductive one. While the likes of Mercy and Pharah do look absolutely gorgeous and characters such as Mei and D.Va possess unparalleled adorableness, Widowmaker is much more sensual. The French accent is undeniably a contributing factor. Naturally, most fan art featuring this lethal assassin is quite sexy, much like the one you see above.
This gorgeous Widowmaker was drawn by the incredibly talented Russian artist renaillusion. The Tracer goggles hanging from Widowmaker's right hand caught our attention, making us wonder if it was meant as a battle trophy or a shipping reference. Rena’s gallery is absolutely packed with loads of awesome fan art of anime, movie and video game characters, worthy of your attention.
The former professional gamer, Hana Song, better known as D.Va, was drafted by the South Korean government as one of the candidates to pilot the mechs developed to protect the country from the Omnic threat. Due to her gaming experience, D.Va had the reflexes and the instincts necessary to operate the MEKA unit. A gamer at heart, D.Va sees her new mission as a game and charges fearlessly into battle with the support of her adoring fans.
This piece of fan art was created by a talented Australian artist who goes by the name Hoobamon, and has made a bunch of other fan art pieces for Overwatch heroes, as well as other popular video games. A word to the wise, you might not want to open it at work.
4 TRACER AND WIDOWMAKER
Shipping is an increasingly popular activity among fans of television series, movies, anime as well as video games. The Overwatch fandom seems to be particularly obsessed with so-called femslash ships, including but not limited to Widowtracer. This ship garnered attention very early with the release of the animated short Alive, in which Tracer tries to stop Widowmaker from assassinating the Omnic Mondatta.
The fans immediately started shipping the two characters, enjoying the dynamic of good vs. evil, since Tracer is a former Overwatch agent and Widowmaker an operative of the antagonistic terrorist organization Talon. This incredibly realistic artwork featuring a make-out session between Tracer and Widowmaker was created by the Australian artist Firolian, who has tons of other Overwatch fan art pieces you might enjoy.
The doctor is in. One of the most played -- if not the most played -- Overwatch characters, Mercy, is a brilliant scientist, nanobiologist and field medic who doesn’t shy away from the battlefield when it comes to healing the wounded. In order to be able to take her technology to the battlefield, Dr. Angela Ziegler developed the Valkyrie swift-response suit. The beautiful and kind-hearted Mercy is a true guardian angel for anyone who comes under her watch as well as a devote advocate for peace.
However, Mercy is still first and foremost a doctor, so there is a lot of fan art depicting Dr. Ziegler in traditional and less traditional doctor attire. The Italian artist Sciamano240 created this cool piece of Mercy fan art dressed as a very seductive doctor.
Soaring the skies in her combat armor equipped with a high-explosive rocket launcher, Fareeha Amari, aka Pharah, truly is a force to be reckoned with. Pharah comes from a long line of highly decorated soldiers. Ever since she was a child she dreamed of following in her mother Ana’s footsteps and joining Overwatch. She quickly rose up through officer ranks in the Egyptian Army and was well placed to join the global peacekeeping force, but before she got the chance, Overwatch was disbanded.
Pharah is also a very beautiful woman and fans of the game love drawing fan art of this Overwatch hero. This saucy Pharah was drawn by the Japanese artist AyyaSAP. The talented Ayya has a bunch of other Overwatch and superhero fan art creations you should definitely check out.
1 PHARAH AND MERCY
The Overwatch fandom seems to be obsess with shipping various characters from the game. One of the absolute most popular ships is The Pharmercy, which -- you guessed it -- ships the good doctor Angela Ziegler with the Egyptian beauty Fareeha Amari. This ship first gained attention due to the characters' ability to cooperate incredibly well in battle, so it was only natural that the two women would work well together off-duty as well.
Over time, a crazy amount of fan art, fanfiction, AMVs and all kinds of stuff dedicated to this ship emerged on the internet. The beautiful image you see above was created by the talented Ukrainian artist Shmagomolova for Valentine’s Day in 2017. And it's an unbelievably detailed piece of fan art with lots of easter eggs, such as Pharah's phone showing that her mom is calling.