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Winston's Journey to the West
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Blizzard Entertainment
Release date
January 24, 2017
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Winston's Journey to the West is an Overwatch tapestry.


From a very young age, Winston showed limitless curiosity for the universe around him. But even though he was fascinated by the wonders of science, he also had a fondness for stories, particularly the tales that were passed down from generation to generation.

One day, on Lunar New Year, Dr. Harold Winston, the lunar colony researcher who cared deeply for the young ape's education and training, challenged him to read an epic story that was centuries old but beloved by billions. Journey to the West is a sweeping tale that soars between a mythological Earth and the glorious heavens, portraying demons, gods, and heroes clashing in mighty battles.

The gorilla's imagination was captured by the heroic monk Tang Sanzang and his ragtag group of disciples' quest for redemption… like the banished marshal Zhu Bajie, the old general Shā Wùjìng, and of course, the mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong.

Every Lunar New Year, Winston is reminded of his younger days. Growing up in the lunar colony had its trials, but it also had its treasures. Exploring this story with his mentor will always be one of his most cherished memories.[1]

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  • Unlike previous tie-in media, this was presented as a single-page scrolling tapestry rather than a traditional comic.
  • The tapestry is based on the famed 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.


  1. 2017-1-24, Overwatch Tapestry: "Winston's Journey to the West" Battle.net, accessed on 2017-1-24