So, Blizzard just confirmed that Tracer has a girlfriend. This canonical tidbit was made true in the Reflections online comic that the company published.
The free web comic is a cute slice of life look at Tracer and her girlfriend Emily. Naturally, the events brought out some reactions from the community, and they have largely been positive!
When Blizz officially confirms a gay character in their game pic.twitter.com/GfzYs3ZOfO— 「Mei-ry・Christmas」 (@Malkythera) December 20, 2016
TRACER BEING GAY WILL NOT CHANGE THE GAME YOU FUCKERS STILL IGNORE THE GOD DAMN PAYLOAD— Yule Cowards (@TheMarcStone) December 20, 2016
In a statement to IGN, Blizzard shared:
Tracer is a lesbian on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. As in real life, having variety in our characters and their identities and backgrounds helps create a richer and deeper overall fictional universe. From the beginning, we’ve wanted the universe of Overwatch to feel welcoming and inclusive, and to reflect the diversity of our players around the world. As with any aspect of our characters’ backgrounds, their sexuality is just one part of what makes our heroes who they are.
So there you have it! Tracer, the unofficial mascot of Overwatch, is a part of LGBTQ+ canon.
I love all things that are cute, magic-based, and easy going! My biggest obsessions of all time are Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Fairy Tail. Let's go shipping!
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