- Widowmaker`s name and her spider themes are a reference to the black widow spider.
- "Widowmaker" essentially describes her past, as she made herself a widow by killing her husband.
- Widowmaker bears resemblance to the ghosts of Blizzard Entertainment`s StarCraft series, in terms of equipment and the use of mental conditioning.
- One of Nova`s skins in Heroes of the Storm is Widowmaker. Her face can also be found on a color variant of Tychus Tychus`s armor. The lead hero designer has said that it`s unlikely that Widowmaker will be a hero in the game.
- Widowmaker is voiced by Chloe Hollings in both English and French version of the game, making her the only hero in the game to have the same voice in different language versions.
- Her voiceline "let them eat cake" is a famous French saying misattributed to Queen Marie Antoinette in response to the peasant`s cry in regards to the bread shortage.
- A Funko Pop Widowmaker figurine was released on Jul. 18th, 2016.
- The tattoo on her right forearm reads "araignℂⅠe du soir, Cauchemar", which is the French for "spider in the evening, Nightmare". It`s a play on an old French superstition that goes "AraignℂⅠe du matin, chagrin; araignℂⅠe du soir, espoir". Directly translated it means, "Spider in the morning, grief; spider in the evening, hope." A more literal translation is "If you see a spider in the morning, it`s bad luck. If you see a spider in the evening, it`s good luck."
- By far, her assault mode is the only assault hitscan type that doesn`t suffer from damage falloff.
- A 13.5" statue of Widowmaker was announced and made available for pre-order on Mar. 28, 2017.
- Widowmaker bears some resemblance to Valve`s Team Fortress 2 character, Sniper. Both have done something to their family (Sniper abandoned his family to be an assasin, Widowmaker killed her husband), both have sniper rifles and sub-machine guns (Be that as it may, Widowmaker`s rifle is both a sniper rifle and a sub-machine gun, while Sniper`s SMG is a separate weapon), both fire tracing shots from their rifles (Be that as it may, Sniper`s normal rifle doesn`t fire tracing bullets. It`s when he equips The Machina that his bullets will start to leave tracers behind), and both can charge their shots while scoped to deal more damage.
A cold-blooded assassin, Widowmaker is the archetypal sniper, grappling up to vantage points and lining up the perfect kill shot. Her sniper rifle and sticky mines make her a strong Defense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which hero, staking out choke-points and picking off any target that stands still for too long.
Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.
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Widowmaker is a Defense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which hero See playable characters. For the animated short, see Hero. All of the heroes, as of 2015 There are currently 24 playable hero characters in Overwatch. Each fits into one of four roles in Overwatch See the game. For the titular organization, see Overwatch (group). Overwatch Developer Blizzard Entertainment Team 4 1] Publisher Blizzard Entertainment Release date May 24, 2016 Platforms Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface Overwatch .
Widowmaker is the archetypical sniper of Overwatch. Equipped with a powerful scoped rifle, she is capable of taking down the majority of the game`s heroes with a single fully-charged headshot, and is still able to deal serious damage with bodyshots. Her Infra-Sight and Venom Mine give her and her team considerable information on enemy movements, allowing them to easily counter ambushes and coordinated pushes. She is, be that as it may, relatively weak in close-range combat, and her immobility while scoped makes her an easy target; Widowmaker`s biggest threat is often another, better Widowmaker on the enemy team.
- Widowmaker has an extremely long range with her sniper rifle.
- Use her grappling hook to reach vantage points or to escape from danger.
- Infra-Sight allows her entire team to see enemies through walls.
Weapons & Abilities
- Widow`s Kiss Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô : Widowmaker`s primary weapon. Widow`s Kiss has two firing modes, which are switched between with the secondary fire button. The standard firing mode is a submachine gun, similar to Soldier: 76`s Heavy Pulse Rifle The article focuses on the lore behind the weapon. For a Soldier: 76 ability, see here. Heavy Pulse Rifle Type Assault rifle Designer Overwatch Owner Jack Morrison A prototype for a heavy pulse rifle weapon , though with less accuracy and a larger magazine. The secondary firing mode is a sniper rifle that zooms in Widowmaker`s vision and reduces the firing rate to single shots. A charge meter is visible while scoped that fills over time, with the damage of the shot increasing the more the meter is filled.
- The secondary firing mode is Widowmaker`s main source of damage. It allows her to hit opponents at very long distances.
- Critical hits with Widowmaker`s secondary fire deal 2.5x critical damage as opposed to the normal 2x. As a result, a fully charged critical hit deals 300 damage.
- An uncharged shot from the sniper rifle deals miniscule damage. Aim to have your shot at least 60-70% charged before firing.
- Though not especially accurate, the submachine gun is usually a better option than the sniper rifle when fighting at short range. Aim for your opponent`s head to deal increased damage.
- Grappling Hook Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô : When activated, Widowmaker shoots out a wrist-mounted grappling hook. If the hook impacts a solid surface, Widowmaker will pull herself to the hook. She maintains some of the pull momentum after arriving at the hook`s location. If the hook does not impact a solid surface, it will return to Widowmaker and not be put on cooldown.
- Grappling Hook allows Widowmaker to get to almost any vertical area that she can see. Use this mobility to get to places your enemies least expect, such as on catwalks or high walls.
- Grappling Hook can be used to escape from enemies who get too close to Widowmaker. Fire it at a distant wall to gain some distance from flankers like Genji Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal .
- Since Widowmaker still maintains some momentum after arriving at the hook`s location, she can use it as a sort of "high jump" to use her sniper rifle on targets normally out of her line of fire while midair. This is very challenging to do, be that as it may, and is not normally recommended.
- Venom Mine Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô : When activated, Widowmaker fires out a small mine that attaches to the first solid surface it impacts, arming itself after it lands. If an enemy walks near to the mine while it`s armed, it will detonate, poisoning them and any nearby enemies with a toxic gas that deals damage over time. The mine has a Health pool, and will be destroyed if it takes enough damage, preventing the detonation.
- Use Venom Mine to protect yourself from flankers. Place it around a corner leading to your sniping spot so that you`re alerted if an enemy tries to make their way through there. You will see a small alert on your HUD if it is either destroyed or triggered.
- Since Venom Mine travels a fair distance when activated, Widowmaker can use it somewhat like a grenade by shooting it into a group of enemies that she`s flanking. This will help to soften up weaker enemies for the kill with her sniper rifle.
- Infra-Sight (Ultimate): Widowmaker`s Ultimate Ultimate abilities (Commonly referred to by players as Ults ) are powerful abilities only available to a hero once their Ultimate Meter has filled. Progress towards an Ultimate persists through death. The Ultimate Meter fills by ability. When activated, Widowmaker and her team temporarily gain infravision, showing them the location of all enemies by highlighting their silhouettes with a red glow when they are behind walls or other solid surfaces. Widowmaker can see the remaining duration of Infra-Sight on her UI.
- While Infra-Sight has little direct combat power in comparison to something like Bastion`s Bastion Real Name SST Laboratories Siege Automaton E54 Age 30 Occupation Battle automaton Base Black Forest, Germany (formerly) Affiliation None Voice Chris Metzen 1] Cosmetics Cosmetic page Quotes Quotation page Role Defense Health 200 Armor Configuration: Tank, it provides a massive amount of information to Widowmaker`s entire team. Use this information to set up ambushes, avoid flankers, and counter other Widowmakers attempting to snipe you.
- Use Infra-Vision to set up headshots more easily by waiting for enemies to come around corners. The knowledge of their position makes it much easier to get a headshot successfully.
- Widowmaker has the potential to be an absolute menace to the enemy team when played well. She is best used on maps with lots of long corridors and open areas with little cover that she can shoot down on, picking off her opponents one by one. She works less well on maps with lots of small rooms and side routes that her enemies can travel through to avoid her. She also has a lot of trouble dealing with tanks like Reinhardt Reinhardt "Justice will be done." Real Name Reinhardt Wilhelm Age 61 Nationality German Occupation Adventurer Base Stuttgart, Germany Affiliation Crusaders (formerly) Overwatch (formerly) Voice Darin De Paul 1] (English) Patrice Mellenec (French) Paolo Mar.ese (Italian) , whose powerful barrier can stop her shots dead.
- Widowmaker should never stay in one place for very long. Your sniper rifle shots, whether they hit or miss, have long, visible tracers that tell the enemy team where you`re firing from. As soon as your enemies know where you are, they`ll start to take steps to either avoid you (by traveling a different way) or counter you (such as with a mobile tank like Winston Winston "Imagination is the essence of discovery." Real Name Winston Age 29 Occupation Test subject (formerly)Scientist Adventurer Base Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly) Watchpoint: Gibraltar Affiliation Lucheng Interstellar (formerly) Overwatch Relations Harold Winston (father figure) Voice ). Constantly remain on the move to keep your enemies guessing and to get better angles on vulnerable targets like Mercy Mercy "I ll be watching over you." Real Name Angela Ziegler Age 37 Nationality Swiss Occupation Field Medic First Responder Base Zürich, Switzerland Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Voice Lucie Pohl (English) Sybille Tureau (French)Chiara Francese (Italian)Sayaka Ohara or Zenyatta Zenyatta "True self is without form." Real Name Tekhartha Zenyatta Age 20 Occupation Wandering Guru Adventurer Base Shambali Monastery, Nepal (formerly) Affiliation Shambali (formerly) Voice Feodor Chin 1] (English) Marc Perez (French)Frank Schaff (German)Gabriele Calindri .
- Avoid using your sniper scope when standing in a wide open area, especially if the rest of your team is not surrounding you. A lone Widowmaker standing without cover is an easy target for Pharah Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel or another Widowmaker.
- Avoid the temptation of only aiming for headshots. While headshots are preferable, they are hard to get on moving targets who are aware of your location, especially if you don`t have a good angle of fire. Go for a headshot if you can catch an enemy unaware, or if they are moving in a predictable way. Else, go for bodyshots.
- When fighting enemies up close, use Venom Mine and switch to your submachine gun to fight them. Venom Mine does a surprising amount of damage, as does Widowmaker`s submachine gun. While most skilled flankers will be able to kill you if they get that close to you, you can sometimes do enough damage to drive them away, especially if you aren`t caught off-guard by them.
- In general, you want to maintain distance from your opponents, as you`re vulnerable in close combat. If you`re presented the opportunity to safely flank your opponents at closer ranges, do so, as it makes lining up sniper rifle shots and dealing damage with Venom Mine much easier. Be ready to quickly escape with Grappling Hook once the enemy team turns their attention to you.
- Use Infra-Sight strategically. If your team is making a push onto an objective (or the enemy team is making a push onto your objective), use it to give your team significant information about enemy positions and their movement. Knowing where critical enemy heroes like Mercy Mercy "I ll be watching over you." Real Name Angela Ziegler Age 37 Nationality Swiss Occupation Field Medic First Responder Base Zürich, Switzerland Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Voice Lucie Pohl (English) Sybille Tureau (French)Chiara Francese (Italian)Sayaka Ohara are can make it a lot easier for allied heroes like Roadhog Roadhog "I m a one-man apocalypse." Real Name Mako Rutledge Age 48 Nationality New Zealand (assumed as being an Australian) Occupation Enforcer (formerly)Bodyguard Base Junkertown, Australia (formerly) Affiliation Australian Liberation Front (formerly)Junkers (formerly) Voice Josh Petersdorf or Tracer Tracer "Cheers, love! The cavalry s here!" Real Name Lena Oxton Age 26 Nationality English Occupation AdventurerPilot (Formerly)Overwatch Agent (Formerly) Base London, England Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Relations Emily (girlfriend) Voice Cara Theobold 1] 2] (English) Dorothee to pick them off, giving your team a big advantage.
- Widowmaker`s primary targets should be low-health support like Zenyatta and Mercy, followed by stationary defenses like Bastion and Torbjorn`s turrets. Other targets should be picked according to threat and team composition, such as rival snipers like another Widowmaker, Hanzo or Mei, or McCree in the midst of using Deadeye. She should only target Tanks like Winston, Roadhog, Zarya or Reinhardt if it is to her advantage, such as weakening them enough for teammates to pick off, or gaining Ultimate level for another Infra-Sight use. D.Va is a decent target in either form, as her MEKA`s Critical spot is easy to strike and D.Va herself has very low health, but the aforementioned priority targets should come first.
For much of her life, Am⃩lie was known as an accomplished ballet dancer in Paris Paris Location France Paris is the capital city of France. It was a site of civil unrest during the Omnic Crisis. 1] At some point in the decades that followed, Paris was identified as a . She married G⃩rard Lacroix Gérard Lacroix Gérard s grave Status Deceased Nationality French Affiliation Overwatch Relations Amélie Lacroix (wife) Gérard Lacroix was an Overwatch agent who spearheaded operations against Talon. 1] Talon made several unsuccessful attempts to assassinate him, before , an Overwatch See the game. For the titular organization, see Overwatch (group). Overwatch Developer Blizzard Entertainment Team 4 1] Publisher Blizzard Entertainment Release date May 24, 2016 Platforms Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon Talon Type Terrorist group Standing Active Talon is a terrorist organization. Contents 1 History 1.1 Early Actions 1.2 The Train Job 1.3 Recall 1.4 Alive 1.5 Ilios 1.6 Volskaya Industries 2 Known Members 3 Videos terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate G⃩rard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.
Two weeks later she killed G⃩rard in his sleep.
Her mission complete, Am⃩lie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. The slowing of her heart rate allowed her to become an exceptional sniper. Thanks to Talon`s experiments Am⃩lie was gone, replaced by "Widowmaker," Talon`s most effective assassin, and feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done. As far as Overwatch knew, she had been kidnapped.
Widowmaker was present in an anti-Talon operation conducted by Overwatch, as a force led by Jack Morrison Soldier: 76 "We re all soldiers now." Real Name Jack Morrison Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Soldier (formerly)Overwatch commander (formerly)Vigilante Base Bloomington, Indiana, United States (birth place) 1] Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly) Voice rescued a number of scientists that Talon had taken hostage. While Overwatch was successful in this regard, Widowmaker was able to take out a number of agents. The operation led to a sniper duel between her and Ana Amari Ana "Never stop fighting for what you believe in." Real Name Ana Amari Other Names HorusShrike Status Active Age 60 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Sharpshooter (formerly)Overwatch second-in-command (formerly)Bounty hunter Base Cairo, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian security forces , as they made their way throughout the urban terrain. Ana was able to temporarily incapacitate Widowmaker, hitting her in her helmet. But upon seeing Widowmaker`s face, she froze, recognizing her as AmℂⅠlie. It was all the time Widowmaker needed to take her own shot, shooting Ana through the scope of her rifle and into her eye.
|“||When I was a girl, I had a fear of spiders. I was told they felt no emotion. That their hearts never beat. But I know the truth. At the moment of the kill, they are never more alive.||„|
Widowmaker was sent to King`s Row King s Row Type Hybrid (Assault, then Escort) Location England Terrain Narrow, cobblestone streets King s Row is a Hybrid map, starting with Assault and leading into Escort. It is a map set at night in winding to assassinate Tekhartha Mondatta “ Human. Machine. We are all one within the Iris. „ ~ Mondatta Tekhartha Mondatta Status Deceased Occupation Monk, preacher Affiliation Shambali Voice Sendhil Ramamurthy 1] Tekhartha Mondatta was an omnic, and leader of the , the Shambali Shambali Leader Tekhartha Mondatta (deceased) Headquarters Nepal Type Religious order Standing Active The Shambali are a clandestine order of omnics that were led by Tekhartha Mondatta. 1] Story edit | edit source] The Shambali were leader, as he made a speech. As she made her way to her vantage point, she reflected upon how she had been frightened of spiders as a child, drawing an implicit comparison to Widowmaker herself -- neither one felt emotion or had a beating heart. She lowered herself, upside-down, off the side of a building using her grappling hook and began to line up her shot. Be that as it may, unbeknownst to her, Tracer Tracer "Cheers, love! The cavalry s here!" Real Name Lena Oxton Age 26 Nationality English Occupation AdventurerPilot (Formerly)Overwatch Agent (Formerly) Base London, England Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Relations Emily (girlfriend) Voice Cara Theobold 1] 2] (English) Dorothee was also at the speech. Just before she could press the trigger, she was distracted by Tracer blinking through the air towards her, pistols firing. The two engaged in a rooftop chase as Mondatta was ushered away, having been warned by Tracer. In the end, Tracer`s pulsebomb backfired and blew both of them into the air. As she fell, Widowmaker took careful aim, and fired a single bullet at the center of Tracer`s chronal accelerator Chronal Accelerator Type Life support device Designer Winston Owner Lena Oxton The chronal accelerator 1] (a.k.a. chronal harness) 2] is a device created by Winston for Tracer. It counteracts the effects of the chronal disassociation . Tracer blinked forward, and the bullet sped on -- straight into Mondatta, killing him moments before he entered his limousine. Tracer tackled her to the ground, demanding to know why she would do such a thing, but Widowmaker just chuckled, whispered, "Adieu, ch⃩rie," ("Farewell, darling,") and slammed her into the side of a building. As Widowmaker flew away on a Talon aircraft, she completed her internal dialogue: Despite what people said, spiders do feel -- when they kill.
Day at the Museum
|⃢₀ₜ||There you are.||⃢₀|
|~ Widowmaker, after seeing Doomfist`s gauntlet|
Widowmaker teamed up with Reaper Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta as part of an attempt to recover Doomfist “ Oh man. They say he could level a skyscraper. „ ~ Timmy Doomfist s posters in Numbani The moniker of "Doomfist" has been carried by at least three individuals, referred to as "the Savior," "the `s gauntlet. She was hindered in this by Winston Winston "Imagination is the essence of discovery." Real Name Winston Age 29 Occupation Test subject (formerly)Scientist Adventurer Base Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly) Watchpoint: Gibraltar Affiliation Lucheng Interstellar (formerly) Overwatch Relations Harold Winston (father figure) Voice and Tracer Tracer "Cheers, love! The cavalry s here!" Real Name Lena Oxton Age 26 Nationality English Occupation AdventurerPilot (Formerly)Overwatch Agent (Formerly) Base London, England Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Relations Emily (girlfriend) Voice Cara Theobold 1] 2] (English) Dorothee however. The mission was further complicated by a child stealing the gauntlet, and using it against her. After Tracer disarmed her, she made an escape with Reaper using her grapple, though both agents engaged in pursuit.
|⃢₀ₜ||I am in position.||⃢₀|
Alongside Reaper and Sombra Sombra "Everything can be hacked... and everyone." Real Name ░░░░░░ Status Active Age 30 Nationality Mexican 1] Occupation Hacker Base Dorado, Mexico Affiliation Los Muertos (formerly)Talon Voice Carolina Ravassa (English) Emmanuelle Rivière (French)Chiwa Saitō (Japanese)Carol , Widowmaker was assigned to assassinate Katya Volskaya “ Katya is a hero to my people. We must protect what she has built. „ ~ Zarya Katya Volskaya Status Active Nationality Russian Occupation CEOChief Executive Officer Affiliation Volskaya Industries Relations One daughter Katya Volskaya is , the CEO of Volskaya Industries This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. Volskaya Industries Type Assault Location Russia Terrain Machine construction zone Volskaya Industries is an Assault map in Overwatch. Contents 1 Official Description 2 . Sombra was able to take down the facility`s security system, allowing Widowmaker and Reaper access to the site. Widowmaker lined up her sights from a vantage point, and waited for Katya to enter her field of fire. She almost did, but an alarm sounded, sending the base into high alert and Katya to her fortified office. Widowmaker fired but narrowly missed the CEO, instead shattering the lower half of her hanging right earring. Reaper ordered her to stay put while he took her out, but he was waylaid by a mech. Sombra engaged in pursuit, but reported that Katya had escaped. Reaper ordered that the operatives return to their ship.
During Christmas, Widowmaker took a visit to GℂⅠrard`s resting place. She left a rose on her husbands grave.
|Kill 4 enemies using Widowmaker`s Venom Mine Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô during a single Quick or Competitive play game.|
|Kill an enemy with a scoped headshot while airborne as Widowmaker in Quick or Competitive play.|
The first concept for Widowmaker was to create a ranged sniper character. She was one of the easiest characters to animate in the game, and was one of the first three characters designed for Overwatch, alongside Tracer and Reaper.