Widowmaker from Overwatch

Widowmaker is one of the initially playable 21 characters in Overwatch (2016). She did not appear in any other video games yet.

Widowmaker is equipped with a versatile sniper rifle that can be turned into automatic to work against enemies in short distances as well, but strength is her speed and her enhanced mobility through her Grappling Hook.

Her real name is Amélie Lacroix, she is affiliated with Talon and works as an Assassin.


Widowmaker from Overwatch: an Overview

Charactername: Widowmaker / Amélie Lacroix   Developed /Created by Blizzard Entertainment
Gameseries:  Overwatch   First seen on:  PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
First Game:  Overwatch   Year first seen:  2016
Last Game: “”   Birthplace: France 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Multiplayer Character   Weapons:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Widowmaker from Overwatch


Widowmaker Overwatch Official Wallpaper

Official Wallpaper of Widowmaker

Widowmaker Overwatch Official Game Art Render

Official Render of Widowmaker



Widowmaker in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


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


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Widowmaker

Widowmaker Ovewatch by Ry-Spirit


by Ry-Spirit

Sexy Widowmaker Overwatch Portrait by Guzzardi

This is no place for children.

by Guzzardi


Dark Widowmaker Art

by Hidrico


Faire Mouche

by Julia Lichty

Widowmaker Portrait

by Ariel Flores




Widowmakers Official Story / Lore in Overwatch:

“One shot, one kill.”

Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.

It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife, Amélie. 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 Gérard in his sleep.

Her mission complete, Amélie 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. Amélie was gone.

Now, Widowmaker is Talon’s most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.


Updates and Additions for the Widowmaker Gallery

10.12.2016 – More Widowmaker Fan Art added

01.10.2016 – Dark Widowmaker fan art by Hidrico added

11.07.2016 – Widowmaker fan art by Guzzardi added