Blizzard is one of those companies that nurture healthy connection with the fan base of the games they produce. In their hit first-person shooter offering, Overwatch, it is no different. Besides the Symmetra 2.0 update being released for a play-test, a popular fan theory about the Identity of Pharah’s parents is making its rounds on the internet.
The theory regarding Pharah’s parents is a big one, since it got the attention of most of the players, and is believable enough not to be shot down completely. Like most good theories, it originated from Reddit.
Pharah’s Parentage Revealed Through Rare Skin Themes?
u/Decibelle introduced the theory by pointing out that the four rare skins that each hero possesses in the game follow a theme. For example, d.Va has a “fruit flavor” theme going on with her rare skin names (Blueberry, Lemon Lime, Tangerine, Watermelon) and Genji has minerals (Azurite, Cinnabar, Malachit, Ochre).
Only Pharah does not follow this scheme, as her rare skin names consist of separate themes: metals and jewels (Amethyst, Emerald, Copper, Titanium). Following this line of thought, there are two separate heroes that have the “metals” and “jewels” theme running in their rare skin names: Reinhardt (Brass, Cobalt, Copper, Viridian) and Ana (Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Turquoise).
What is more, Reinhardt and Ana have been seen as flirting with each other in their dialogues. This was apparently enough to get the attention of the community and speculate that Reinhardt and Ana indeed are Pharah’s parents.
Symmetra 2.0 Update Available for Playtest on the Overwatch Public Test Region
Meanwhile, the Symmetra 2.0 update is confirmed and is, in fact, available for testing right now in the Overwatch Public Test Region (PTR). The update includes reworks to the hero’s Ultimate, as well as improvements to her shielding ability and primary weapon, among tons of other upgrades.
However, the update is still not “live,” but rather in the testing phase via the aforementioned PTR. The Region is a place where Blizzard can test new updates like the Symmetra 2.0 through play testing by the actual gamers.
Those who own Overwatch on PC can access PTR by opening their Battle.net client, then opening the “Region/Account” drop-down menu. Selecting “PTR” on this menu will download any available updates, after which the player will be able to test the new features in a risk-free environment.
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