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:*[[Roadhog|Mako "Roadhog" Rutledge]] is born.<ref name="roadhog" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/roadhog/ Roadhog's story]</ref>
 
:*[[Roadhog|Mako "Roadhog" Rutledge]] is born.<ref name="roadhog" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/roadhog/ Roadhog's story]</ref>
   
'''Between 40 to 38 years ago:'''
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'''45 years ago:'''
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:*[[Doomfist|Akande "Doomfist" Ogundimu]] is born.<ref name="doomfist" group="story">https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/doomfist/ Doomfist's story]</ref>
:*[[Mei|Mei-Ling Zhou]] is born.<ref name="mei" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/mei/ Mei's story]</ref><ref name="mei age">2016-11-11, [http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20751985037?page=2#post-30 "Mei's age on the website (31) is her apparent/biological age, not chronological. It does not include the amount of time she spent in cryostasis."] Michael Chu, ''Overwatch Forums.''</ref><ref name="ptr antarctica"/> <sup>''{{tooltip|why?|Mei's "age" of 31 does not count how many years she spent in cryostasis, which was nearly a decade. I have put her time in cryostasis as 7-9 years.}}''</sup>
 
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'''40 years ago:'''
 
:*[[Mei|Mei-Ling Zhou]] is born.<ref name="mei" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/mei/ Mei's story]</ref><ref name="mei age">2016-11-11, [http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20751985037?page=2#post-30 "Mei's age on the website (31) is her apparent/biological age, not chronological. It does not include the amount of time she spent in cryostasis."] Michael Chu, ''Overwatch Forums.''</ref><ref name="ptr antarctica"/><ref name="rise and shine"/><sup>''{{tooltip|why?|Mei's age of 31 does not count the 9 years she spent in cryostasis.}}''</sup>
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'''39 years ago:'''
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:*[[Ashe|Elizabeth Ashe]] is born.<ref name="ashe" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ashe/ Ashe's story]</ref>
   
 
'''38 years ago:'''
 
'''38 years ago:'''
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'''33 years ago:'''
 
'''33 years ago:'''
:*[[Widowmaker|Amélie "Widowmaker" Lacroix]] is born.<ref name="widowmaker" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/widowmaker/ Widowmaker's story]</ref> ''<small>(Maiden name unknown, if different.)</small>''
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:*[[Widowmaker|Amélie "Widowmaker" Lacroix]] is born.<ref name="widowmaker" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/widowmaker/ Widowmaker's story]</ref>
   
 
'''32 years ago:'''
 
'''32 years ago:'''
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'''30 years ago:'''
 
'''30 years ago:'''
 
:*[[Bastion]] is made.<ref name="bastion" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/bastion/ Bastion's story]</ref>
 
:*[[Bastion]] is made.<ref name="bastion" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/bastion/ Bastion's story]</ref>
:*[[Sombra|░░░░░░]] is born.<ref name="sombra" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/sombra/ Sombra's story]</ref>
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:*[[Sombra|Olivia "Sombra" Colomar]] is born.<ref name="sombra" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/sombra/ Sombra's story]</ref><ref name="searching comic"/>
   
 
'''Between 30 to 25 years ago:'''
 
'''Between 30 to 25 years ago:'''
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'''28 years ago:'''
 
'''28 years ago:'''
 
:*[[Symmetra|Satya "Symmetra" Vaswani]] is born.<ref name="symmetra" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/symmetra/ Symmetra's story]</ref>
 
:*[[Symmetra|Satya "Symmetra" Vaswani]] is born.<ref name="symmetra" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/symmetra/ Symmetra's story]</ref>
:*[[Zarya|Aleksandra Zaryanova]] is born.<ref name="zarya" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/zarya/ Zarya's story]</ref>
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:*[[Zarya|Aleksandra "Zarya" Zaryanova]] is born.<ref name="zarya" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/zarya/ Zarya's story]</ref>
   
 
'''26 years ago:'''
 
'''26 years ago:'''
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'''25 years ago:'''
 
'''25 years ago:'''
 
:*[[Junkrat|Jamison "Junkrat" Fawkes]] is born.<ref name="junkrat" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/junkrat/ Junkrat's story]</ref>
 
:*[[Junkrat|Jamison "Junkrat" Fawkes]] is born.<ref name="junkrat" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/junkrat/ Junkrat's story]</ref>
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'''23 years ago:'''
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:*[[Brigitte|Brigette Lindholm]] is born.<ref name="brigette" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/junkrat/brigette/ Brigette's story]</ref>
   
 
'''Between 23 and 19 years ago:'''
 
'''Between 23 and 19 years ago:'''
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:*[[:File:Ana Overwatch photo.png|This photo]] is taken.<ref name="sdcc 2016">2016-07-21, [http://smolqrow.tumblr.com/post/147799289833/okay-so-i-just-attended-the-overwatch-panel-at "The photo was taken 20 years from when the game takes place,"] San Diego Comic-Con, ''Tumblr''.</ref>
 
:*[[:File:Ana Overwatch photo.png|This photo]] is taken.<ref name="sdcc 2016">2016-07-21, [http://smolqrow.tumblr.com/post/147799289833/okay-so-i-just-attended-the-overwatch-panel-at "The photo was taken 20 years from when the game takes place,"] San Diego Comic-Con, ''Tumblr''.</ref>
   
'''Less than 20 years ago:'''
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'''Between 20 and 8 years ago:'''
:*Mercy joins Overwatch.<ref name="mercy and tracer age"/>
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:*Mercy joins Overwatch.<ref name="mercy and tracer age"/><ref name="retribution comic"/>
   
 
'''19 years ago:'''
 
'''19 years ago:'''
 
:*[[D.Va|Hana "D.Va" Song]] is born.<ref name="d.va" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/dva/ D.Va's story]</ref>
 
:*[[D.Va|Hana "D.Va" Song]] is born.<ref name="d.va" group="story">[https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/dva/ D.Va's story]</ref>
   
'''Less than 16 years ago:'''
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'''14 years ago:'''
  +
:*[[Wrecking Ball|Hammond]] is born.<ref name="wrecking ball" group="story">https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/wrecking-ball/ Wrecking Ball's story]</ref>
:*A polar storm hits [[Ecopoint: Antarctica]] and Mei and her team are forced into cryostasis.<ref name="ptr antarctica">2016-11-07, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20335231 "Bundle up for a journey to Ecopoint: Antarctica, the former Overwatch installation where climatologist Mei-Ling Zhou was once stationed. While researching severe weather anomalies in the region, the station was hit by an intense polar storm. Running out of options and low on supplies, the team decided to cryogenically freeze themselves until the storm passed. They believed that it would only be for a few months, but Mei awoke nearly a decade later."] ''Play Overwatch''.</ref>
 
   
'''Less than 10 years ago:'''
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'''Between 10 to 7 years ago:'''
 
:*Allegations against Overwatch are made.<ref name="fading glory">2015-07-06, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/19809396/ Fading Glory: On the Trail of Jack Morrison], Olympia Shaw from ''Atlas News''.</ref><ref name="uprising comic">[[Tracer: Uprising]]</ref>
:*Ana is shot by Widowmaker and presumed dead.<ref name="ana" group="story"/><ref name="legacy">''[[Ana: Legacy]]'', digital comic.</ref>
 
   
'''Between 10 to 5 years ago:'''
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'''9 years ago:'''
 
:*A polar storm hits [[Ecopoint: Antarctica]] and Mei and her team are forced into cryostasis.<ref name="ptr antarctica">2016-11-07, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20335231 "Bundle up for a journey to Ecopoint: Antarctica, the former Overwatch installation where climatologist Mei-Ling Zhou was once stationed. While researching severe weather anomalies in the region, the station was hit by an intense polar storm. Running out of options and low on supplies, the team decided to cryogenically freeze themselves until the storm passed. They believed that it would only be for a few months, but Mei awoke nearly a decade later."] ''Blizzard Entertainment''.</ref><ref name="rise and shine"/>
:*Allegations against Overwatch are made.<ref name="fading glory">2015-07-06, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/19809396/ Fading Glory: On the Trail of Jack Morrison], Olympia Shaw from Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref>
 
   
'''Between 10 to 5 years ago:'''
+
'''More than 8 years ago:'''
  +
:*After their father's death, Genji is nearly killed by Hanzo. He is rescued by and joins Overwatch.<ref name="retribution comic"/>
:*[[Blackwatch]] revealed to the public.<ref name="overwatch is back">2016-05-27, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20130523 Overwatch is Back: Uncertainty and Hope After UN Confirms Vigilante Activity], Olympia Shaw from Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref> ''(Possibly 10 to 6? "In the final '''years''' of Overwatch's existence, a top secret division called "Blackwatch" was revealed.")''
 
  +
:*McCree is caught doing illegal activities with the Deadlock Gang and joins Overwatch, rather than spend his life in a maximum security prison.<ref name="retribution comic"/>
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:*Moira joins Overwatch.<ref name="retribution comic"/>
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'''8 years ago:'''
  +
:*Talon attacks Overwatch facilities in Oslo, Norway.<ref name="retribution comic">[[Retribution (comic)|Retribution]]</ref><ref name="oslo norway">04/03/2018, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/news/21658542 [ARCHIVE] Overwatch officials respond to attack on Oslo facility], ''Atlas News''.</ref>
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:*[[Retribution (comic)|Retribution]] takes place.
 
:*After assassinating Talon leader [[Antonio]], [[Blackwatch]] is revealed to the public.<ref name="retribution cinematics">2018-04-10, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oB6PP12WKA Retribution Cinematics - Overwatch Archives Event], ''Youtube''.</ref><ref name="overwatch is back">2016-05-27, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20130523 Overwatch is Back: Uncertainty and Hope After UN Confirms Vigilante Activity], Olympia Shaw from ''Atlas News''.</ref><ref name="rise and shine"/>
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  +
'''Between 8 and 7 years ago:'''
  +
:*Blackwatch is suspended.<ref name="uprising comic"/>
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'''Between 8 and ??? years ago:'''
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:*Akande Ogundimu kills [[Akinjide Adeyemi]] and takes up the mantle of Doomfist.<ref name="retribution cinematics"/>
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'''Less than 8 years ago:'''
  +
:*Amélie Lacroix is kidnapped and brainwashed by Talon. Two weeks later, she assassinates her husband, [[Gérard Lacroix]].<ref name="retribution comic"/><ref name="widowmaker" group="story"/>
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  +
'''7 years ago:'''
  +
:*An unnamed Overwatch official is murdered.<ref name="uprising comic"/>
  +
:*[[Null Sector]] holds a hundred citizens captive in King's Row.<ref name="uprising comic article">2017-04-05, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/news/20586180 "In "Uprising," readers travel seven years into Overwatch's past, witnessing a flashpoint in the conflict between omnics and humans."] ''Blizzard Entertainment''.</ref>
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:*''[[Uprising]]'' takes place. Tracer goes on her first mission as an Overwatch agent.<ref name="uprising comic article"/>
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  +
'''Between 7 and 6 years ago:'''
 
:*Ana is shot by Widowmaker and presumed dead.<ref name="ana" group="story"/><ref name="legacy">''[[Ana: Legacy]]'', digital comic.</ref>
  +
:*Doomfist is caught by Genji, Tracer, and Winston.<ref name="doomfist origin">2017-07-06, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaZfZFNuOpI Doomfist Origin Story], ''Youtube''.</ref><sup>''{{tooltip|why?|Genji is wearing his modern chassis when fighting Doomfist, placing it after Uprising.}}''</sup>
  +
:*McCree leaves Overwatch.
  +
:*Genji leaves Overwatch.
   
 
'''6 years ago:'''
 
'''6 years ago:'''
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===Post-Overwatch===
 
===Post-Overwatch===
 
 
'''Less than 6 years ago:'''
 
'''Less than 6 years ago:'''
:*Mei is discovered in cryostasis.
 
:*Mei saves a nest of endangered arctic wildlife.<ref name="overwatch is back"/>
 
 
:*Lúcio leads an uprising that drives [[Vishkar Corporation]] out of the Rio de Janeiro favelas.<ref name="overwatch is back"/> Vishkar has not developed anywhere since.<ref name="lumerico scandal"/>
 
:*Lúcio leads an uprising that drives [[Vishkar Corporation]] out of the Rio de Janeiro favelas.<ref name="overwatch is back"/> Vishkar has not developed anywhere since.<ref name="lumerico scandal"/>
   
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==Current Day==
 
==Current Day==
 
The following sections are not necessarily in chronological order. Lists within sections are chronological to the best of the editors' knowledge.
 
The following sections are not necessarily in chronological order. Lists within sections are chronological to the best of the editors' knowledge.
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'''Day that Overwatch is recalled (more than 1 month ago):'''
 
:*Full moon.
 
:*''Before daybreak:'' Reaper attempts to hack Athena, and Winston recalls Overwatch agents.<ref name="recall">''[[Recall]]'', animated short.</ref>
  +
:*''5:05pm to 5:15pm GMT:'' Mondatta is assassinated by Widowmaker.<ref name="alive">''[[Alive]]'', animated short.</ref><ref name="recall mondatta">''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4daw8d/recall_hours_before_alive/]] 2016-04-04, "in PT-BR the presenter says something like: "Renowned Omnic Spiritual Leader Mondatta will speak in London tonight"." ''Reddit''.</ref> <sup>''{{tooltip|why?|A clock can be seen at the beginning and end of Alive.}}''</sup>
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  +
:*LumériCo completes first of new power plants in Dorado.<ref name="recall"/>
 
:*Winston films ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwFu8kEsUW4 Are You With Us?]'' and broadcasts it on the Overwatch emergency frequency.
  +
:*Winston's message triggers Mei's cryostasis to end.<ref name="rise and shine">''[[Rise and Shine]]'', animated short.</ref>
  +
 
'''After Overwatch's Reformation:'''
 
:*Mei saves a nest of endangered arctic wildlife from a collapsing glacier.<ref name="overwatch is back"/>
  +
 
:*On a full moon, and the anniversary of Hanzo and Genji's near-fatal fight, Genji [[Dragons|confronts]] Hanzo.<ref name="dragons">''[[Dragons]]'', animated short.</ref>
  +
  +
'''More than 1 month ago:'''
  +
:*''A Monday:'' Reaper and Widowmaker attempt to recover Doomfist's gauntlet from a [[Overwatch Museum|museum]] and are stopped by Tracer and Winston.<ref name="overwatch is back"/><ref name="cinematic trailer">''[[Cinematic Trailer]], animated short.</ref>
 
:*''Before November 2:''<ref name="portero steps down"/> Volskaya Industries is breached and an assassination attempt is made on [[Katya Volskaya]] by [[Widowmaker]].<ref name="infiltration">''[[Infiltration]]'', animated short.</ref>
  +
:*LumériCo plans to expand their power network.<ref name="doomfist origin"/>
  +
:*Doomfist breaks out of prison.<ref name="doomfist" group="story"/><ref name="doomfist origin"/>
  +
:*Doomfist intercepts his gauntlet on its way to the [[Numbani Heritage Museum]], destroying the city's OR15 robots in the process.<ref name="orisa" group="story"/><ref name="doomfist" group="story"/>
  +
  +
'''1 month ago:'''
  +
:*Orisa is made.<ref name="orisa" group="story">https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/orisa/ Orisa's story]</ref>
   
 
'''Soldier: 76's attacks:'''
 
'''Soldier: 76's attacks:'''
:*Soldier: 76 makes his first attack on a former Overwatch base, and attacks at least one other base within a week.<ref name="grand mesa">2015-06-30, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/19809235/ Experimental Weapon Stolen from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa], Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref>
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:*Soldier: 76 makes his first attack on a former Overwatch base, and attacks at least one other base within a week.<ref name="grand mesa">2015-06-30, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/19809235/ Experimental Weapon Stolen from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa], ''Atlas News''.</ref>
 
:*''A Monday at 4am:'' Soldier: 76 steals a [[heavy pulse rifle]] from [[Watchpoint: Grand Mesa]], roughly a week after his first attack.<ref name="grand mesa"/>
 
:*''A Monday at 4am:'' Soldier: 76 steals a [[heavy pulse rifle]] from [[Watchpoint: Grand Mesa]], roughly a week after his first attack.<ref name="grand mesa"/>
:*''(not chronological)'' Soldier: 76 [https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/615565469190258688 attacks] former Overwatch base in Colorado and [https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/616652828359012352 breaks into an Overwatch armory].<ref name="fading glory"/> Soldier: 76's last attack before being sighted in Dorado was in the USA.<ref name="dorado plant complete">2016-05-18, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20119620 LumériCo Vision for Mexico Unveiled, but Threats to Safety and Security Remain], Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref>
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:*''(not chronological)'' Soldier: 76 [https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/615565469190258688 attacks] former Overwatch base in Colorado and [https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/616652828359012352 breaks into an Overwatch armory].<ref name="fading glory"/> Soldier: 76's last attack before being sighted in Dorado was in the USA.<ref name="dorado plant complete">2016-05-18, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20119620 LumériCo Vision for Mexico Unveiled, but Threats to Safety and Security Remain], ''Atlas News''.</ref>
 
:*Soldier: 76 is sighted in Dorado, likely around the time of ''[[Hero]]''.<ref name="dorado plant complete"/>
 
:*Soldier: 76 is sighted in Dorado, likely around the time of ''[[Hero]]''.<ref name="dorado plant complete"/>
 
:*[[LumériCo]] finishes its nuclear plant located in [[Dorado]].<ref name="dorado plant complete"/>
 
:*[[LumériCo]] finishes its nuclear plant located in [[Dorado]].<ref name="dorado plant complete"/>
 
'''Volskaya Industries:'''
 
:*''Before November 2:''<ref name="portero steps down"/> Volskaya Industries is breached and an assassination attempt is made on [[Katya Volskaya]] by [[Widowmaker]].<ref name="infiltration">''[[Infiltration]]'', animated short.</ref>
 
:*At some point afterward, Zarya meets with Katya Volskaya.<ref name="infiltration"/>
 
   
 
'''LumériCo scandal:'''
 
'''LumériCo scandal:'''
 
:*LumériCo plans to begin service in Dorado on November 1 and host an event to commemorate the completion of their network across Mexico.<ref name="lumerico site news">[https://lumerico.mx/news LumériCo News], ''lumerico.mx''.</ref>
 
:*LumériCo plans to begin service in Dorado on November 1 and host an event to commemorate the completion of their network across Mexico.<ref name="lumerico site news">[https://lumerico.mx/news LumériCo News], ''lumerico.mx''.</ref>
:*''Roughly October 19 (or earlier):''<ref name="portero steps down"/> Sombra leaks documents about LumériCo's CEO, [[Guillermo Portero]]. A protest is organized for November 1.<ref name="lumerico scandal">2016-10-28, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20353652 LumériCo Revelations: CEO Guillermo Portero Under Fire], Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref> <sup>''{{tooltip|why?|An article written Nov 2 said that "public opinion [has] turned against LumériCo in recent weeks", implying that the first leak was at least two weeks ago.}}''</sup>
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:*''Roughly October 19 (or earlier):''<ref name="portero steps down"/> Sombra leaks documents about LumériCo's CEO, [[Guillermo Portero]]. A protest is organized for November 1.<ref name="lumerico scandal">2016-10-28, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20353652 LumériCo Revelations: CEO Guillermo Portero Under Fire], ''Atlas News''.</ref> <sup>''{{tooltip|why?|An article written Nov 2 said that "public opinion [has] turned against LumériCo in recent weeks", implying that the first leak was at least two weeks ago.}}''</sup>
 
:*November 1:'' LumériCo's grand opening of its Dorado plant is met with unprecedented protests and widespread civil unrest.<ref name="portero steps down"/>
 
:*November 1:'' LumériCo's grand opening of its Dorado plant is met with unprecedented protests and widespread civil unrest.<ref name="portero steps down"/>
:*''November 2:'' Guillermo Portero temporarily steps down as CEO of LumériCo.<ref name="portero steps down">2016-11-03, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20356130 LUMÉRICO CEO STEPS DOWN], Atlas News, ''Play Overwatch''.</ref>
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:*''November 2:'' Guillermo Portero temporarily steps down as CEO of LumériCo.<ref name="portero steps down">2016-11-03, [https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20356130 LUMÉRICO CEO STEPS DOWN], ''Atlas News''.</ref>
   
 
:*Zarya meets with Katya Volskaya.<ref name="infiltration"/>
'''Day that Overwatch is recalled:'''
 
  +
:*[[Zarya: Searching]] takes place.<ref name="searching comic">[[Zarya: Searching]]</ref>
:*Full moon.
 
:*''Before daybreak:'' Reaper attempts to hack Athena, and Winston recalls Overwatch agents.<ref name="recall">''[[Recall]]'', animated short.</ref>
 
:*''5:05pm to 5:15pm GMT:'' Mondatta is assassinated by Widowmaker.<ref name="alive">''[[Alive]]'', animated short.</ref> <sup>''{{tooltip|why?|A clock can be seen at the beginning and end of the short. Holding a speech at 5am does not make much sense.}}''</sup>
 
 
:*Winston films ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwFu8kEsUW4 Are You With Us?]''.
 
 
'''After Overwatch's Reformation:'''
 
:*''A Monday:'' Widowmaker and Reaper [[Cinematic Trailer|attempt]] to take the [[Doomfist]] and are stopped by Tracer and Winston.<ref name="overwatch is back"/>
 
:*On a full moon, and the anniversary of Hanzo and Genji's near-fatal fight, Genji [[Dragons|confronts]] Hanzo.<ref name="dragons">''[[Dragons]]'', animated short.</ref>
 
   
   

Revision as of 03:29, 6 November 2018

This is a timeline for the events within the world of Overwatch, working backwards from the game's present day.

When Overwatch Takes Place

Overwatch takes place roughly sixty years in the future, likely somewhere around the year 2075.[1][2] Team 4 wanted a setting that would be far enough in the future to allow futuristic technology, but near enough that it would still have recognizable landmarks and cities, allowing players to connect to the world.[2]

The Omnic Crisis was one of the greatest threats to humanity's survival since the Cold War of the 20th century.[3]

Timeline

Before Overwatch

61 years ago:

60 years ago:

57 years ago:

More than 50 years ago:

Between ~57 to 48 years ago:

48 years ago:

45 years ago:

40 years ago:

39 years ago:

38 years ago:

37 years ago:

35 years ago:

The Omnic Crisis

Between ~34 and 30 years ago:

Between ~34 and 30 years ago:

  • Overwatch was founded, enlisting Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison, Ana Amari, Reinhardt Wilhelm, Torbjörn Lindholm, and Liao.[7][story 1]

33 years ago:

32 years ago:

30 years ago:

Between 30 to 25 years ago:

After the Omnic Crisis

29 years ago:

28 years ago:

26 years ago:

25 years ago:

23 years ago:

Between 23 and 19 years ago:

20 or more years ago:

20 years ago:

Between 20 and 8 years ago:

19 years ago:

14 years ago:

Between 10 to 7 years ago:

  • Allegations against Overwatch are made.[3][14]

9 years ago:

More than 8 years ago:

  • After their father's death, Genji is nearly killed by Hanzo. He is rescued by and joins Overwatch.[13]
  • McCree is caught doing illegal activities with the Deadlock Gang and joins Overwatch, rather than spend his life in a maximum security prison.[13]
  • Moira joins Overwatch.[13]

8 years ago:

Between 8 and 7 years ago:

  • Blackwatch is suspended.[14]

Between 8 and ??? years ago:

Less than 8 years ago:

7 years ago:

  • An unnamed Overwatch official is murdered.[14]
  • Null Sector holds a hundred citizens captive in King's Row.[18]
  • Uprising takes place. Tracer goes on her first mission as an Overwatch agent.[18]

Between 7 and 6 years ago:

  • Ana is shot by Widowmaker and presumed dead.[story 2][19]
  • Doomfist is caught by Genji, Tracer, and Winston.[20]why?
  • McCree leaves Overwatch.
  • Genji leaves Overwatch.

6 years ago:

  • Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes are caught in the explosion at the Switzerland Overwatch headquarters, presumed dead.[3]

Between 6 and 5 years ago:

Post-Overwatch

Less than 6 years ago:

  • Lúcio leads an uprising that drives Vishkar Corporation out of the Rio de Janeiro favelas.[17] Vishkar has not developed anywhere since.[22]

3 years ago:

1 or less years ago:

Current Day

The following sections are not necessarily in chronological order. Lists within sections are chronological to the best of the editors' knowledge.

Day that Overwatch is recalled (more than 1 month ago):

  • Full moon.
  • Before daybreak: Reaper attempts to hack Athena, and Winston recalls Overwatch agents.[24]
  • 5:05pm to 5:15pm GMT: Mondatta is assassinated by Widowmaker.[25][26] why?
  • LumériCo completes first of new power plants in Dorado.[24]
  • Winston films Are You With Us? and broadcasts it on the Overwatch emergency frequency.
  • Winston's message triggers Mei's cryostasis to end.[6]

After Overwatch's Reformation:

  • Mei saves a nest of endangered arctic wildlife from a collapsing glacier.[17]
  • On a full moon, and the anniversary of Hanzo and Genji's near-fatal fight, Genji confronts Hanzo.[27]

More than 1 month ago:

1 month ago:

Soldier: 76's attacks:

LumériCo scandal:

  • LumériCo plans to begin service in Dorado on November 1 and host an event to commemorate the completion of their network across Mexico.[33]
  • Roughly October 19 (or earlier):[29] Sombra leaks documents about LumériCo's CEO, Guillermo Portero. A protest is organized for November 1.[22] why?
  • November 1: LumériCo's grand opening of its Dorado plant is met with unprecedented protests and widespread civil unrest.[29]
  • November 2: Guillermo Portero temporarily steps down as CEO of LumériCo.[29]


Notes

  1. Morrison's age:
    Morrison joined the army when he was eighteen years old, and before long was put in the soldier enhancement program. Shortly after that, the Omnic Crisis started. Morrison was one of the founding members of Overwatch over thirty years ago. Thus, Morrison must be at bare minimum 49 (18 + time between joining and Crisis starting + time between Crisis starting and formation of Overwatch + 31).
    Sources:
    • "At eighteen, Morrison packed his bags and joined the military. [...] Before long, he earned a coveted position in the government's controversial and still-classified (but widely acknowledged) "soldier enhancement program." [...] Morrison and his fellow augmented soldiers would soon put their abilities to use with the advent of the Omnic Crisis." Fading Glory: On the Trail of Jack Morrison
    • "Over thirty years ago, Overwatch was founded to counter the threat of the robot uprisings around the world." Reinhardt's story

  2. 2.0 2.1 Global stability and the end of the Omnic Crisis:
    Bastion participated in the Omnic Crisis, meaning it have ended sometime after Bastion's manufacturing 30 years ago. After the Omnic Crisis came to an end, Overwatch made global stability their mission for "decades" -- which must have started at least 25 years ago, when accounting for Overwatch's shutdown.
    Sources:

References

General References:

  1. 2016-08-17, "The game takes place around 60 years in the future. The Omnic Crisis was about 25 years before that. (Give or take a few years.)" Michael Chu, Overwatch Forums.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2014-10-07, BlizzCon 2014 - Overwatch Unveiled Panel, Youtube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 2015-07-06, Fading Glory: On the Trail of Jack Morrison, Olympia Shaw from Atlas News.
  4. 2016-11-11, "Mei's age on the website (31) is her apparent/biological age, not chronological. It does not include the amount of time she spent in cryostasis." Michael Chu, Overwatch Forums.
  5. 5.0 5.1 2016-11-07, "Bundle up for a journey to Ecopoint: Antarctica, the former Overwatch installation where climatologist Mei-Ling Zhou was once stationed. While researching severe weather anomalies in the region, the station was hit by an intense polar storm. Running out of options and low on supplies, the team decided to cryogenically freeze themselves until the storm passed. They believed that it would only be for a few months, but Mei awoke nearly a decade later." Blizzard Entertainment.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Rise and Shine, animated short.
  7. 7.0 7.1 2016-05-02, Are You With Us? Youtube.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Zarya: Searching
  9. 9.0 9.1 2016-08-17, Confirmation that Mercy and Tracer age, and that Mercy was not an Overwatch member when she was 17, Michael Chu, Overwatch Forums.
  10. 2016-11-04, Sombra Origin Story, Youtube.
  11. 2017-02-02, "I'll let you draw your own conclusions, but the wording on Reaper's bio is intentional." Michael Chu, Twitter.
  12. 2016-07-21, "The photo was taken 20 years from when the game takes place," San Diego Comic-Con, Tumblr.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Retribution
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Tracer: Uprising
  15. 04/03/2018, [ARCHIVE Overwatch officials respond to attack on Oslo facility], Atlas News.
  16. 16.0 16.1 2018-04-10, Retribution Cinematics - Overwatch Archives Event, Youtube.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 2016-05-27, Overwatch is Back: Uncertainty and Hope After UN Confirms Vigilante Activity, Olympia Shaw from Atlas News.
  18. 18.0 18.1 2017-04-05, "In "Uprising," readers travel seven years into Overwatch's past, witnessing a flashpoint in the conflict between omnics and humans." Blizzard Entertainment.
  19. Ana: Legacy, digital comic.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 2017-07-06, Doomfist Origin Story, Youtube.
  21. 2016-01-31, "Overwatch was disbanded around five years ago." Michael Chu, Twitter.
  22. 22.0 22.1 2016-10-28, LumériCo Revelations: CEO Guillermo Portero Under Fire, Atlas News.
  23. 23.0 23.1 2015-10-30, D.Va’s Starcraft player profile, Battle.net.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Recall, animated short.
  25. Alive, animated short.
  26. [[1]] 2016-04-04, "in PT-BR the presenter says something like: "Renowned Omnic Spiritual Leader Mondatta will speak in London tonight"." Reddit.
  27. Dragons, animated short.
  28. Cinematic Trailer, animated short.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 2016-11-03, LUMÉRICO CEO STEPS DOWN, Atlas News.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Infiltration, animated short.
  31. 31.0 31.1 2015-06-30, Experimental Weapon Stolen from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa, Atlas News.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 2016-05-18, LumériCo Vision for Mexico Unveiled, but Threats to Safety and Security Remain, Atlas News.
  33. LumériCo News, lumerico.mx.

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