Overwatch 2 unleashes Illari origin story and lore cover image

Overwatch 2 unleashes Illari origin story and lore

“I am the last Child of the Sun.”

Overwatch 2 just revealed some brand-new Illari lore! The "Illari Origin Story" video features Illari lore, how she got her powers, and what she's up to now. Read on for details.

The Inti Warriors or Children of the Sun in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Inti Warriors or Children of the Sun in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Illari origin story

TThe Overwatch 2 Illari cinematic began with the hero recalling the days when solar energy fueled all of her people's needs. However, only select individuals had the ability to wield the sun's power. These were the Inti Warriors. Illari called them the Children of the Sun. They were providers, healers, and protectors who harnessed solar energy.

Overwatch 2 Illari origin story screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Illari origin story screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"I was always told I would become a warrior," Illari said. "A big responsibility. But I had a gift that could help my people, so I trained."

When the day of initiation arrived, Illari was ready to embrace the sun. Power flowed into her before a sudden explosion occurred.

Illari becoming an Inti Warrior (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Illari becoming an Inti Warrior (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

After the dust settled, Illari had glowing eyes and symbols on her body and face. These symbols dimmed after Illari realized that the explosion wiped out all of the other Inti Warriors.

"Was it my fault that no one knew the true extent of my power?" Illari asked. "To this day, I still don't understand what I did wrong."

The explosion eliminated the Inti Warriors (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The explosion eliminated the Inti Warriors (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The Illari origin story ended with the character wishing to redeem herself. "Because I am Illari," she said. "And I am the last Child of the Sun."

That's all for now. Are you ready to wield Illari's solar powers and jump into the fray? Stick around on esports.gg for more Overwatch 2 news and updates.