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"Overwatch" Hero Soldier: 76 Is Gay And The Reactions Are Just The Best

Move, he's gay.

Posted on January 8, 2019, at 12:09 p.m. ET

This is Soldier: 76, a gruff ex-soldier turned vigilante in the game Overwatch. And we've just learned that he's gay.

Blizzard

It all came to light this week after the official Overwatch account tweeted a short story called โ€œBastet.โ€

BASTET: A fierce protector arises from the shadows . . . ๐Ÿ”Ž https://t.co/YLLH1vb5XB

In it, Soldier, aka Jack Francis Morrison, talks about a man named Vincent โ€” an apparent old flame and touchy subject.

Blizzard

And in case you were still in doubt, Soldier's identity was confirmed by Overwatch's lead writer, Michael Chu.

Thanks for all the messages about โ€œBastetโ€! Jack and Vincent were in a romantic relationship many years ago. Both identify as gay. โค๏ธ

Cut to Overwatch fans losing their shit.

The fan art was fast and furious and fabulous.

And also adorable.

My contribution to the good news in the OW fandom today! #Overwatch #soldier76

The reveal means a whole lot to LGBT Overwatch players and their allies.

You have to understand that queer characters in video games are rare, especially in big titles.

This is actually the second LGBT Overwatch character, since we learned earlier that Tracer is a lesbian.

Come through, Blizzard!

For many players, this probably changes nothing. But for many others, this means so much.

It's just all so wholesome.

What a joyous time to be a gaymer.

Gays picking Soldier 76 in Overwatch after he got confirmed as LGBT

Also one of the best parts is that the short story was actually about Ana, another hero in the game.

As expected, some ~gamers~ were salty. Keep crying that river, boys.

MUHAHAHAHA. SOLDIER 76 IS GAY THE SEMEN DEMON AGENDA HAS FINALLY BEEN UNSHEATHED. IF YOURE PLAYING A GAY IN THE VIDEO GAME WORLD YOURE GAY IN REAL LIFE ENJOY YOUR LAST MOMENTS OF BEING A WOMAN KISSER FOOLS AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA [1/429]

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