A feminine figure with short unnaturally coloured hair flexes her bicepts. The portraits of other character overlay her.
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Shooter
  • Platform/s: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Overwatch features a number of heroes whose gender presentation is varied and unique. Women feature as attractive and lycra-suited, but also feature in heavy armour; there are many larger-bodied women among the typically thin representations, with some curvy and others muscular. Men also have a variety of presentations, and there is also diversity in other areas represented within the game. Every character is capable and balanced, with each bringing necessary skills to the challenges they face. The diversity of gender presentation in Overwatch helps players' ability to find a representation that they identify with.

In December 2016, an in-universe comic confirmed that Tracer is canonically queer, including scenes of her with her girlfriend. An update published by IGN specified that Tracer is a lesbian. This was also confirmed by Overwatch's head writer on Twitter (see screenshot below).

In January 2019, an in-universe short story revealed that Soldier: 76 (Jack Morrison) is also queer, showing a a reflection on a past relationship he had with a man, Vincent. Head writer Michael Chu once again clarified in a tweet, saying that Jack and Vincent 'both identify as gay'.