Winston from Overwatch

Winston  is one of the playable Heroes in Overwatch (2016) and classified as a Tang character in the game. He is also a speaking Gorilla that uses a Tesla Cannon as his weapon and can also create a Barrier Projector Field that will absorb attacks until it is destroyed.


Winston from the Overwatch Games: an Overview

Charactername: Winston   Developed /Created by  Blizzard Entertainment
Gameseries:  Overwatch   First seen on:  PC, PS4, Xbox One 
First Game: Overwatch   Year first seen:  2016 
Last Game:  “”   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  MOBA Character   Weapons: Tesla Cannon 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Winston from Overwatch


Winston Overwatch Official Game Art Render

Winston Render Art from Overwatch

Winston Overwatch Wallpaper

Winston from Overwatch Wallpaper


The Lore and Backgroundstory of Winston in Overwatch: 

A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity’s potential.

The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity’s renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.

One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists’ experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.

But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.

Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.


Winston in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Winston is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Winston


Winston from Overwatch by Picolo-kun


by Picolo-kun



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