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Michael Chu

Michael Chu was the senior designer for lore and story in Overwatch,[1] and the game's lead writer.[2] He is responsible for writing character backstories,[3] the majority of in-game dialogue,[4] and has worked on the production of the game's animated shorts.[5]

He has also written for Blizzard's Diablo and Warcraft universes.[6]

On the 11th of March, 2020 Michael Chu announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment; having worked for the company for 20 years.[7]

Overwatch Bibliography[]


Chu does poorly with damage-type heroes.[3]


  1. 2015-07-15, Reddit Q&A about Solider 76 | Overwatch. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-08-07
  2. 2016-12-02, BlizzCon 2016 Overwatch: What’s New Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-01-06
  3. 3.0 3.1 2018-11-23, BlizzCon 2018 Overwatch: What’s Next Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2018-11-25
  4. 2016-09-02, AMA Request - The Overwatch Sound design team Scott Lawlor, Reddit, accessed on 2016-09-23
  5. 2016-12-17, BlizzCon 2016 Overwatch Animated Shorts Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-01-07
  6. Michael Chu's website, accessed on 2016-10-10
  7. 2020-03-11, Overwatch lead writer leaves Blizzard after 20 years. Polygon, accessed on 2020-03-12