of all the ideas you have had Blizzard, this takes the cake. How could you even think for a second this would be a good idea?! You can not retire Heroes no matter how many new ones come.

Jeff Kaplan revealed that heroes in Overwatch could eventually be retired after more heroes are released.

"We would leave the door open to that. I think the fact that we chose the business model we did – that the game comes with all the heroes and we’re giving you everything [extra] for free so far – allows us to retire a hero without feeling bad about it. But I think we have a long way to go before heroes will need to be," he said.

Source: (link removed due to the website no longer existing)

We don't have any plans to retire any heroes. The interviewer asked if there was a possibility that this could ever happen and I "left the door open". The original poster in this thread did not even link to the original article but rather to an article quoting the article in question.

We're not even remotely thinking about retiring heroes right now or anytime in the foreseeable future.

I think this thread is making a mountain out of a molehill.


The website that originally posted the referenced interview is no longer operating.