Learn More About Deadlock Gang with the Newest Overwatch Novel

it's all about the dynamic duo.
it's all about the dynamic duo. Scholastic

Overwatch fans know that before becoming an agent of the organization, Jesse McCree was with Elizabeth Ashe as part of the Deadlock Gang. Indeed, while the two may now be at odds with each other, there was a time when they worked together and rose to infamy.

We finally have the chance to learn more about this story with the latest Overwatch Novel. Written by Lyndsay Ely, Deadlock Rebels takes a look into how everything started.

The story is set years after the Omnic Crisis. For those not familiar, this was a time when the omnics, artificially intelligent robots, rebelled against their human creators.

In the American Southwest, the Crisis has resulted in a lot of unsavory characters looking to earn a little something from the chaos. Ripe for the taking, Ashe makes the decision to ensure that her name is etched in history.

In particular, Ashe has been arrested again just as she is about to graduate from high school. Having had enough, her parents make the decision to disinherit her from the family fortune. To get back what she believes is rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with B.O.B., her omnic butler, and a rogue by the name of Jesse McCree. The trio engages in a series of heists and into some fast money as well as dangerous alliances.

On their road to notoriety, Ashe learns that family isn’t just about blood but the people who have your back, especially when you need them.

Deadlock Rebels is the second Overwatch original novel to be released after The Hero of Numbani, which is about Efi Oladele and her beginnings.

Learn more about Deadlock Rebels below:

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer released in 2016 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Teams are divided into two with six players each. Each player chooses from a roster of characters where one has unique abilities. Overwatch has been considered by many as one of the greatest video games of all time.

An official sequel, Overwatch 2, was revealed in 2019. It’s set to introduce new PvE cooperative multiplayer modes. It’s going to be sold as a separate game.

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