Blizzard's "Overwatch" already has 25 characters on its roster, but that doesn't mean the studio is slowing down on its character production anytime soon. On the contrary, Blizzard recently opened up about the process, saying they already have a new "Hero 26" in the works. IGN reported that according to game director Jeff Kaplan, they're already working on this new character, but unfortunately isn't looking to release him or her anytime soon.

Jeff Kaplan hints at new character

In a recent conversation with IGN, "Overwatch" game director Jeff Kaplan admitted that the new "Hero 26" that the studio is already working on is "very playable and very fun internally" and is "already amazing." Not to burst the bubble of fans, however, but he did also say that "It's not coming out as soon as you think." The game director also shared that while they believe there's "no such thing as too many heroes," Blizzard also "[needs] to come out with heroes at a good pace."

Ana and Junkrat heading to 'Heroes of the Storm'

Blizzard recently released a new map for "Overwatch" called Junkertown, which is the homeland of Junkrat.

While fans of the game have more than enough time to explore that new map, they may be glad to know that Junkrat, along with Ana, are also heading to "Heroes of the Storm." According to Polygon, the two characters will be crossing over to Blizzard's multiplayer online battle arena video game. While the studio hasn't released further details about how the two characters will be featured in the game, they did take to Twitter to share that Junkrat and Ana "making their Nexus debut along with a brand new Battleground."

Blizzard holding free weekend next week

In other "Overwatch" news, players who haven't gotten a chance to purchase the game will be able to play it for free for a limited amount of time next weekend.

Blizzard will hold a free weekend beginning Friday, September 22, during which players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC may be able to get their hands on the game, as long as they have accounts on, PlayStation Plus, or Xbox Live Gold.

The free weekend will launch at 11 a.m. PT on Friday and will run through Monday at 11:59 p.m.

PT. As with other free weekends, players who end up purchasing the game will be able to save their progress and resume once the game is purchased. The upcoming free weekend will grant access to all 25 characters, as well as the game's 16 maps. To learn more, head over to