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Overwatch’s comics are even better in motion

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These animated stories are worth a watch, and a rewatch, and another rewatch

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Overwatch is known best as a multiplayer hero shooter, but its biggest fans love it most for the wealth of lore Blizzard Entertainment has shared outside of the game itself. Among alternate reality games and animated shorts are a series of comics, the most recent of which revealed a pretty big thing about one team member.

What players may not know about these comics, however, is that there’s more than one way to read them. In fact, there’s a way to not actually read them at all, but to instead watch them with full sound effects and graphical accoutrements. Each of the illustrated Overwatch side stories is available in animated form through Battle.net, and Reddit members have collected the links to make them easier to find.

From the first story, “Trainhopper,” to the holiday-themed “Reflections,” Overwatch fans can watch their favorite heroes come to life by viewing the motion book editions of the comics, produced by Madefire Studios. There’s still some clicking required, but the sound effects and movement make these far more lively reads than the static comics.

“Reflections” is especially nice when animated, since its score features some nice holiday flourishes. They’ll sound familiar to players of the recent Winter Wonderland update, kicking off Overwatch’s latest seasonal event.

A popular post on the Overwatch subreddit collects all 10, but they can also be found by browsing through Madefire Studios’ Deviantart account. The digital arts group has also created motion comics based on other series, like Injustice: Gods Among Us and World of Warcraft: Legion.