A comprehensive look into Venture and their role in the Overwatch 2 story.

Blizzard has revealed some new Venture lore. Read on for everything to know about the Overwatch 2 Venture Adventures hero trailer and how Venture relates to the overall Overwatch 2 story! We go over how Venture is possibly connected to Anubis as well.

Overwatch 2 Venture's story screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Venture's story screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Venture lore

According to the Overwatch 2 Venture Adventures hero trailer, Venture is an archaeologist who has been researching an artifact last seen in Cairo. This thirst for knowledge leads them all the way to the Shambali.

There, Venture works with the Shambali to uncover information about the artifact's whereabouts. Their investigation eventually points to Talon. Although Talon members escape with the artifact, Venture uses their abilities to locate Talon's base and successfully recovers the artifact. This artifact resembles a miniature version of Anubis.

Venture Adventures hero trailer features some lore and an Anubis artifact (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Venture Adventures hero trailer features some lore and an Anubis artifact (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Who is Venture in Overwatch 2?

In addition to being an archaeologist, Venture is a member of the Wayfinder Society. When a fight between Talon and Overwatch interrupts their work, Venture helps out the latter team.

The Anubis artifact from another Overwatch 2 trailer (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Anubis artifact from another Overwatch 2 trailer (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Then, Venture returns to their excavation. The result of the their excavation? An artifact resembling Anubis. It's likely that this artifact is the same one as the one in Venture's newest hero trailer.

Venture encounters Anubis in another trailer (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Venture encounters Anubis in another trailer (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Anubis

In Overwatch and Overwatch 2 lore, Anubis is a God program. After the fall of Omnica Corp, the company behind the creation of omnics, a lot of Omnica Corp's automated production lines were abandoned. This allowed Anubis to hijack these production lines, create warbots, and attack humans across the globe. This became the Omnic Crisis.

Anubis from an animated short (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Anubis from an animated short (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

In response, teams around the world formed Overwatch to protect humanity. However, the omnics learned and adapted quickly. The turning point of the Omnic Crisis occurred when Aurora, the first sentient omnic, returned to her creator Dr. Mina Liao. This happened after Aurora's own journey that involved exploring the world.

Aurora and Dr. Mina Liao (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Aurora and Dr. Mina Liao (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Aurora and Liao entered a lab area before Aurora's faceplate was removed. This resulted in an explosive signal that reached every omnic in the world. Every omnics' lights changed from red to blue, signifying the Awakening event.

The Awakening in Overwatch lore (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Awakening in Overwatch lore (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch then used the Awakening to quarantine Anubis in Cairo and win the battle.

Reinhardt Wilhelm, Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison, Ana Amari, Torbjorn Lindholm, and Dr. Liao (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Reinhardt Wilhelm, Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison, Ana Amari, Torbjorn Lindholm, and Dr. Liao (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

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