The team-based first person shooter video game Overwatch and its sequel Overwatch 2 , developed by Blizzard Entertainment , feature 31 playable characters known as heroes, and a number of supporting characters as part of the game's narrative, which is told through animated media and digital comics outside of the game. The story of Overwatch takes place on Earth in the "near future" in the years after the "Omnic Crisis," a period in which robots called "omnics" rose up in rebellion worldwide, and the United Nations formed an elite group called Overwatch to combat them. Overwatch continued to protect the peace until it was disbanded years later under a cloud of suspicion, but its former members have returned to the fore in light of new threats to humanity. Blizzard wanted to create a diverse set of characters to reflect a positive outlook on this near future, incorporating non-human characters and non-standard character traits. The game launched with 21 characters, with ten more added post-release. Overwatch is primarily an online team-oriented first-person shooter , and an example of a " hero shooter " where players select from one of several pre-designed hero characters with their own very unique abilities. Overwatch includes casual play modes, competitive ranked play modes, and various arcade modes where special rules apply.
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There are currently 31 playable heroes in Overwatch. Each hero offers a unique style of play, and is classified under one of three roles : Tank, Damage, or Support. Each team can only have 1 of each hero, although some Arcade game modes allow multiple.