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Blizzard Entertainment
Release date
March 21, 2016
Next short
For Tracer's ability, see Tracer#Recall.

Recall is the first animated short for Overwatch. It features Winston and Reaper.

Description[edit | edit source]

"Imagination is the essence of discovery..."

Will Winston call back the agents of Overwatch when they're needed most?

Recall tells the story of Winston — a genetically engineered gorilla and brilliant scientist who longs for the days of heroism to return. We explore Winston’s thoughts and memories as he wrestles with the decision to recall the agents of Overwatch, all while the forces of Talon stage an attack on his laboratory in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar.[1]

Featured Characters[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Amongst the heroes seen recalled are a number of scrapped and unused concepts for Overwatch heroes, including a male hero with black hair and a blue visor named Helio, and a large red robot named Wildebeest, which was one of the early iterations of Reinhardt, as well as artwork of the Juggernaut class from the cancelled Project Titan.[2]
  • The respective timing of this short varies between sources. In the short itself, background lines indicate that it takes place shortly before Alive.[3] In Tracer—London Calling Issue 4 however, the events of Recall take place days after Alive.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2016-03-17, Animated Short Incoming: "Recall", Play Overwatch.
  2. Blizzcon 2017, Overwatch: Archives
  3. 2016-04-24, Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s ongoing story: "In the background of Recall, you can very faintly hear the news announcer mentioning that Tekhartha Mondatta will speak in London that evening," Blizzard Watch.