For an ability of Tracer with the same name, see Recall.

Recall is an animated short released on the official Xbox channel on March 21, 2016.

"Recall" tells the story of Winston—a genetically engineered gorilla and brilliant scientist who longs for the days of heroism to return. In this episode, 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.

Video Transcript




  • Before Recall was released, subtle changes were made to Watchpoint: Gibraltar to tease it. Athena can be seen on a few screens in the first attacking spawn room, as well as the large hole in the window through which Winston threw a Talon agent.
  • During the opening, Winston is humming the Overwatch theme.
  • Winston has a Hearthstone stream open in another tab on his computer.
  • The news ticker shows a few current events:
    • "Protests continue in London"
    • "Lumérico completes first of new power plants in Dorado, Mexico"
    • "Numbani postpones annual Unity Festival after anonymous threats"
  • In his room on the Horizon Lunar Colony, Winston had a computer with Warcraft 2 open.
  • Reaper's hacking device is labelled "Lamprey".
  • The globe at the end shows the current locations of several Overwatch agents.
    • Tracer is in London.
    • Mercy is in Mesopotamia; probably Iraq or Kuwait.
    • Torbjörn is in Russia, near Moscow or Novgorod.
    • Reinhardt is near Nuuk, Greenland.
    • McCree is somewhere in the American Midwest, near Indiana or Kentucky.
    • Genji cannot be seen due to the angle of the globe, but is likely in northern Japan.
    • Three other unknown heroes are marked; one in Namibia/Botswana, one in southern Argentina, and one in Pará, Brazil.