Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities.
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace:
It ended the war and kept the world safe in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But as the years passed, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.
Overwatch may be gone... but the world still needs heroes.
Overwatch Original Music Soundtrack
Scoring the Future
Overwatch is Blizzard's first new franchise in nearly twenty years, so when we set about searching for its musical identity, we wanted to get to the core of what Overwatch is. Since the game brings together heroes and villains from across the globe, we sought to draw upon an expansive range of sounds and instruments that represent the diversity of Earth. Our heroes needed timeless melodies. Our locations needed distinctive themes. And most of all, our music needed to stir players to action, to embody the sense of heroism that infuses the Overwatch world.
Blizzard's games make use of live orchestras, and Overwatch is no exception. Our new world is populated by more than just humans; there are a great many omnics—robots—struggling to live in harmony with them, and our music reflects that. Overwatch's soundtrack pairs the electronic with the acoustic, synthesized sounds with the orchestral, the robotic with the organic.
We've only started our musical exploration of this world, and it has been our pleasure to play in it. We hope you enjoy the music of Overwatch as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
Composers: Derek Duke, Neal Acree, Sam Cardon, Cris Velasco
Composers Assistant:Adam Burgess
Conducted by: Eímear Noone
Orchestration: M.W Alexander, Penka Kouneva
Score Copy and Prep Services: Robert Puff, RPM Seattle Music Preparation
Live Sessions and Orchestration Produced By: Edo Guidotti
Scoring Mixer: John Kurlander
Additional Mixing: John Rodd
Soundtrack Mastering: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
Production Support: Caroline Hernandez, Joel Taubel
Talent Relations: Andrea Toyias, Michael Roache
Soundtrack Producer: Derek Duke
Special Thanks: Yulia, Jasper, and Esme Sylvanas Duke, Margarita Kravets, Joellyn Acree and in loving memory of David Acree, Erin Collins and Koyo Sonae, Bonnie Colgate, Damian, Lee, and Danielle Burgess, Erika Sayre-Smith, Kevin Crook, Lynda Do, Caroline Hernandez, Joel Taubel, Jay Maguire, Jason Hayes, Glenn Stafford, Clint Bajakian, Lucas Merino, Bucky Fisk, Doug Gregory, Russell Brower, David Seeholzer, Chris Metzen, Michael Chu, Jeff Chamberlain, Jeff Kaplan, Mike Ryder, Frank Pearce, Mike Morhaime, Gio Hunt, and the entire Blizzard Entertainment Sound Department.