Sojourn

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Sojourn

Sojourn-ow2.jpg


Status
Alive
Nationality
Canada Canadian
Occupation
Overwatch captain
Affiliation
Overwatch
Voice
Cherise Boothe (English)

Soyoung Lee (korean)

Sojourn is a former captain of Overwatch. She is an upcoming hero to be released with Overwatch 2.[1]

Story[edit | edit source]

Sojourn was a member of Overwatch, joining at some point in the organization's Golden Age and staying with them into their twilight years. At some point, she received cybernetic brain upgrades.[2] She once stated that she's at peace with her enhancements.[3]

Post-Omnic Crisis[edit | edit source]

A young Sojourn (far right) with other Overwatch agents.[4]

Sojourn featured in the Overwatch cartoon that aired before the group was disbanded. In one episode, Sojourn led her fighters in a battle against Talon. Even though they were heavily outnumbered, Sojourn and her crew didn't rest until every Talon agent was eliminated.[2]

Storm Rising[edit | edit source]

Tracer. Status report.
Target in sight captain.
We've waited a long time for Maximilien to show his face. It's now or never.
No pressure then.
~ Tracer and Sojourn during the operation
Sojourn during the Havana mission

After Overwatch struggled to arrest Doomfist following the King's Row Uprising, Sojourn suggested to Strike-Commander Jack Morrison that the organization change tactics by instead arresting Doomfist's accountant, Maximilien. She soothed Jack's anxieties about sending the strike team out after an in-field incident with Reinhardt, and she believed that Jack would agree with her that Tracer has grown as a leader since the King's Row Uprising. She assigned Tracer to lead a strike team of Mercy, Winston, and Genji in the mission to track Maximilien.[5] In the operation, she supported the team via radio, and they successfully apprehended Maximilien.[3]

Post-Overwatch[edit | edit source]

Sojourn is recalled by Winston

After Overwatch's disbandment, Sojourn laid low in Canada.[6] Years later, she was one of the group's former members recalled by Winston.[4] She ended up rejoining the organization at some point after Null Sector's attack on Paris.[7] She fought against Null Sector in Toronto, when the omnics besieged the city.[8]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Sojourn concept art
  • Her name is a possible reference to the African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
  • Sojourn wields a railgun in Overwatch 2 gameplay. Gameplay footage indicates that it can be fired either as an automatic weapon, or as a single-charge shot (a counter is displayed going up to 100, reverting to 0 after each shot).[8]
  • Sojourn is said to be "right at the center" of the overall plotline of Overwatch 2.[9]

Development[edit | edit source]

Development of Sojourn started in 2015, or possibly as early as 2014, with different iterations of the character appearing in both Winston's Recall animated short and Ana's Origin Story.[10] When designing Sojourn, the developers looked back at Overwatch and considered what archtypes were missing. They concluded that a railgun-type hero was missing.[8]

Leaked screenshots from Overwatch 2 show Sojourn with a maple leaf logo on her left shoulder.[11] During the BlizzCon 2019 Overwatch: What's Next panel, Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Sojourn was Overwatch's first Canadian hero.

References[edit | edit source]