Widowmaker


Trivia

  • 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.

Trivia

  • Voiced by Chloe Hollings

Summary

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 overwatch hero, staking out choke-points and picking off any target that stands still for too long.

Videos

  
  • Overwatch Animated Short | “Alive” (Set your sights on the second )
  • I played Widowmaker in Quickplay and everyone thought I was Cheating - Overwatch (I was warming up in quickplay )

Story

Icon-widowmaker.png
"One shot, one kill."

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

Abilities

Widow`s Kiss: Sniper

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-widowmaker1.png

Type
Single shot hitscan
Damage
12 uncharged
120 fully charged
Movement speed
1.9 meters per second
Rate of fire
0.5 seconds uncharged
1.25 seconds fully charged
Ammo
30
Ammo usage
3 per shot
Reload time
1.5 seconds
Casting time
0.75 seconds charging
0.33 seconds scoping in/out
Headshot
✓ (2.5x multiplier)


Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets.

Details

  • The charge multiplies the base damage of the weapon, for example 50% charge will do 60 damage.
  • Minimum damage is always 12.
  • Damage boosts multiply the charge value by 10 (e.g. 50% charge is 500% damage multiplied).

Video

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Widow`s Kiss: Assault

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-widowmaker1.png

Type
Rapid fire hitscan
Damage
13
Rate of fire
10 rounds per second
Ammo
30
Reload time
1.5 seconds
Headshot


Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.

Details

Video


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 overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-widowmaker2.png

Type
Linear projectile
Movement speed
16 meters per second (pulling speed)
Maximum range
20 meters
Cooldown
12 seconds


Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.

Details

Video


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 overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-widowmaker3.png

Type
Arcing projectile
Damage
15 per second
75 total
Projectile speed
19 meters per second
Area of effect
3 meters
Duration
5 seconds after detonation
Cooldown
15 seconds
Headshot


Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.

Details

  • Widowmaker cannot damage herself with the mine.

Video


Infra-Sight

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-widowmaker4.png

Area of effect
Map-wide
Casting time
0.5 seconds
Duration
15.5 seconds
Charge required
1375 points


Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

Details

Video


Info

Widowmaker
Widowmaker-portrait.png
"One shot, one kill."

Real Name
Am⃩lie Lacroix
Age
33
Nationality
FranceFrench
Occupation
Assassin
Base
Annecy, France
Affiliation
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 overwatch
Relations
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 overwatch (husband, deceased)
Voice
Chloe Hollings (English and French)

Francesca Perilli (Italian)
Shizuka It⃴ (Japanese)
Flavia Saddy (Brazilian Portuguese)
Erica Edwards (American Spanish)
Conchi L⃳pez (European Spanish)

Cosmetics
Cosmetic page Contents 1 Gallery description 2 Skins 2.1 Skin descriptions 3 Victory Poses 4 Emotes 5 Sprays 6 Highlight Intros Gallery description edit | edit source] Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer overwatch
Quotes
Quotation page This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. Contents 1 Abilities 2 Chatter 3 Call-Outs 4 Mission-Specific 5 Eliminations 6 Communication 7 Voice Lines 8 Interactions 9 Map-Specific 10 Skin-Specific 11 overwatch
Role
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 overwatch
Health
200
Character Video

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 overwatch 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 overwatch 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 overwatch .

Strategy

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.

Official tips

  • 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

General Strategies

  • 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.

Background

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 overwatch . 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 overwatch , 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 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 overwatch 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.

Legacy

AmℂⅠlie, now known as Widowmaker

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 overwatch 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 overwatch , 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.

Alive

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
Widowmaker in King`s Row

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 overwatch 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 overwatch , 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 overwatch 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 overwatch 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 overwatch . 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 lines up her sights

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 overwatch 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 overwatch `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 overwatch 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 overwatch 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.

Infiltration

⃢₀ₜ I am in position. ⃢₀₞
~ Widowmaker
Widowmaker gets ready to make the shot

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 overwatch , 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 overwatch , 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 overwatch . 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.

Reflections

Widowmaker visits her husband`s grave.

During Christmas, Widowmaker took a visit to GℂⅠrard`s resting place. She left a rose on her husbands grave.

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Did That Sting?
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 overwatch during a single Quick or Competitive play game.
Pixel
Smooth As Silk
Kill an enemy with a scoped headshot while airborne as Widowmaker in Quick or Competitive play.
Cute

Development

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.

Official

Curse

Abilities

Widow`s Kiss (Assault)
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
M1
Damage:
Ammo:
Reload Time:
Fire Rate:
₠13
₠30
₠1.5 Seconds
₠10 Rounds per Second
Widow`s Kiss (Sniper)
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
M2
Damage:
Headshot Multiplier:
Charge Time:
Ammo:
Reload Time:
Fire Rate:
₠12-120
₠2.5x
₠1 Second
₠30 (3 used per shot)
₠1.5 Seconds
₠1 Round per Second
Grappling Hook
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.
SHIFT
12 seconds
Venom Mine
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.
E
15 seconds
Damage:
Duration:
Stackable:
₠75
₠5 seconds
₠No
Infra-Sight
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Self
Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.
Q

General Tips

  • Widowmaker is a deadly sniper hero that focuses on scoping in and eliminating key targets from a long distance.
  • Widowmaker has many abilities to help her get that perfect spot for aiming.
  • Make sure you change your position often, or you will be found out and easily eliminated.
  • Practice aiming with Widowmaker`s sniper rifle so you can learn to get your shots.
  • Try to keep your crosshair ahead of where your target might be going, so you can more easily snipe them.

Widow`s Kiss (Assault)

  • This mode of her weapon makes a decent alternative for when enemies try to get close to her.
  • It is hard to kill tanks with this mode, as it could require multiple mags to take down.

Widow`s Kiss (Sniper)

  • There are three arrows just below the crosshair. Reaching one arrow can kill 150 health heroes, such as Zenyatta and Tracer. Reaching two can kill 200-250 health heroes. Finally, reaching three deals 450 damage, which can take down most heroes in one shot.
  • If your target is low on health, it might be better to kill them with a bodyshot.
  • Shooting with this weapon leaves tracer shots behind, revealing your position, so don`t spam with this mode.
  • This ability does no damage so don`t waste it by randomly shooting it at enemies.

Grappling Hook

  • This ability is great for quickly reaching sniper spots and normally inaccessible areas to snipe from.
  • The ability doesn`t go on cooldown until you hook onto something.
  • You can use this as an ability to get away from trouble and to a safe spot to run.

Venom Mine

  • Put your mine in places where flankers might you get from, so you can have a small safety precaution on whether you`ve been found.
  • Don`t use this ability by shooting it in the fray. It deals lackluster damage overall and can be easily seen and destroyed.
  • You will have a marker where your venom mine is and will alert you when it`s been triggered or destroyed

Ultimate: Infra-Sight

  • Use this ultimate almost whenever you can. Having knowledge of enemy positions is crucial for your team.
  • If you notice the enemy team might be preparing for a push, use this to find where they could be pushing from.
  • Your team can see enemy players during this ultimate, making it useful for anyone.

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