Torbjörn

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Torbjörn
Torbjorn-portrait.png
"Build 'em up, Break 'em down."

Real Name
Torbjörn Lindholm
Age
57
Nationality
SwedenSwedish
Occupation
Weapons designer
Base
Gothenburg, Sweden
Affiliation
Ironclad Guild (formerly)
Overwatch (formerly)
Relations
Brigitte Lindholm (daughter)
Ingrid Lindholm (wife)
Unnamed children and grandchildren[1]
Voice
Keith Silverstein (English)

José Luccioni (French)
Stefan Gossler (German)
Mario Scarabelli (Italian)
Binbin Takaoka (Japanese)
Mauricio Berger (Brazilian Portuguese)
Arturo Mercado (American Spanish)
Carlos Ysbert (European Spanish)

Cosmetics
Cosmetic page
Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Defense
Health
200
Character Video

Torbjörn is a Defense hero in Overwatch.

Overview

Torbjörn’s extensive arsenal includes a rivet gun and hammer, as well as a personal forge that he can use to build upgradeable turrets and dole out protective armor packs.

Abilities

Scrap Collector

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
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Ammo
200 scrap
1 scrap every 0.5 seconds
Gains 15 scrap from fallen heroes.


Collect scrap to gain resources.

Details

  • Torbjorn can obtain scrap from the deaths of enemies, teammates, or his own death.


Rivet Gun

Weapon (Primary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
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Type
Arcing projectile
Damage
70 per shot
Projectile speed
57 meters per second
Rate of fire
0.6 seconds per round, or 1.67 rounds per second
Ammo
18
Reload time
2 seconds
Headshot


Torbjörn fires rivets at long range.

Details

  • Automatically reloaded if Torbjörn has his Forge Hammer equipped for about 2.1 seconds.

Video


Rivet Gun

Weapon (Secondary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-torbjorn1.png

Type
Shotgun projectile
Damage
6 - 15 per pellet
Falloff range
7 to 20 meters
Projectile speed
80 meters per second
Num. of pellets
10 per shot
Rate of fire
0.8 seconds per round, or 1.25 rounds per second
Ammo
18
Ammo usage
3 per shot
Reload time
2 seconds
Headshot


Torbjörn ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.

Details

  • Automatically reloaded if Torbjörn has his Forge Hammer equipped for about 2.1 seconds.

Video


Forge Hammer

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-torbjorn2.png

Type
Melee
Damage
55
Healing
50 per hit (Turret)
Rate of fire
1.25 swings per second
Headshot


Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.

Details

Video


Build Turret

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
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Type
Hitscan (basic fire)
Linear Projectile (rockets)
Health
150/300/800 health
Damage
14 per round, 14 per rocket
Maximum range
40/40/40 meters
Rate of fire
2/4/5 rounds per second
0/0/4 rockets per second
Duration
Until destroyed
Cooldown
8 seconds
Headshot


Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use his Forge Hammer to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel.

Details

  • The turret automatically fires at nearby enemies, filling Torbjörn's Ultimate as it does so.
  • The turret has three upgrade levels:
    • A Level 1 turret has 150 health and one gun barrel. Five hits from the Forge Hammer will upgrade it to Level 2.
    • A Level 2 turret has 300 health and two gun barrels.
    • A Level 3 turret has 800 health, two gun barrels and a rocket launcher. This upgrade is only active during Molten Core.
  • The turret's HP must be full for it to be upgraded. If it takes damage, it must be repaired first.

Video


Armor Pack

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-torbjorn4.png

Health
+75 armor
Projectile speed
12 meters per second
Ammo
200 scrap
Ammo usage
50 scrap


Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to absorb some damage.

Details

  • A player can only pick up another armor pack once they have taken damage (excluding any shield damage) since picking up their last pack, which resets their total bonus armor to 75. When someone other than Torbjörn picks up a pack, they and Torbjörn receive an on-screen notification.
  • Torbjörn can have a maximum of 10 armor packs out at any one time. Crafting an eleventh will make the oldest despawn.

Video


Molten Core

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-torbjorn5.png

Health
+300 armor
Rate of fire
+50%
Duration
12 seconds
Charge required
1625 points


After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Details

  • Torbjorn passively generates 1% Ult Charge every 3.25 seconds.
  • An existing Level 2 Turret will automatically upgrade to level 3 when Molten Core is activated.
  • An existing Level 1 Turret will automatically upgrade to level 3 when upgraded to Level 2 if Molten Core is activated.
  • When Molten Core expires, the Turret will automatically downgrade to level 2.
  • The ability name is a reference to a raid in one of Blizzard's other games, "World of Warcraft".

Video


Console Differences

Built Turret:

  • Damage: 12 per round, 12 per rocket

Strategy

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Weapons & Abilities

  • Scrap Collector (Passive): Torbjörn's passive ability. (This article is stub and need more detail)
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  • Rivet Gun: Torbjörn's primary weapon. (This article is stub and need more detail)
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  • Molten Core (Ultimate): Torbjörn's Ultimate ability. (This article is stub and need more detail)
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General strategies

  • Players are advised to know the map well, in order to deploy his gear the most effectively.[2]
  • Torbjörn is most commonly used on Defense because of his ability to cover choke-points so effectively. One option on Attack is to deploy your turrets on top of a payload, effectively creating a mobile turret.
  • While many players focus on Torbjörn's turret, it should be noted that Torbjörn himself deals a considerable amount of damage - his shotgun alt-fire does massive damage at close range, and his ordinary fire has solid range and does a not-inconsiderable amount of damage, especially with a headshot. It is important to make full use of both Torbjörn himself as well as his turret; focusing too much on using your turret will result in a lesser contribution to the team.
  • Scrap is not always easy to come by. As such, give armor packs to allies with the lowest maximum health first, as they will obtain the most relative benefit compared to tank classes. If only resilient allies are present, consider giving the armor pack to yourself instead.
  • Because armor from armor packs applies underneath shields, it may be worth giving armor packs to heroes with inherent shields like Zarya, Zenyatta, and Symmetra first since the armor will survive light damage and will last much longer while still providing extra survivability in emergencies.
  • When using Molten Core, the tank stats and the attack speed make you a formidable opponent, capable of easily killing low-health heroes and posing danger even towards Tanks. Therefore, when using the ultimate, don't be afraid to go to the front lines and start shooting. Ideally, you should try to use it when both you and your turret are engaged in combat. However, don't be afraid to ult just to upgrade your turret when you are not around or when you need the survivability and attack speed. Be wary that there is a slight delay when you use Molten Core before the turret upgrades. In a pinch, the ultimate can also be used to quickly upgrade a turret to level 2 and subsequently 3, though this is less than ideal.

Story

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"Build 'em Up, Break 'em Down."

Torbjörn Lindholm (called "Torby" by his friends)[3] is one of the greatest weaponsmiths and engineers in the world.[4] He has a low opinion of omnics, believing them to be incapable of empathy, instead acting purely on logic,[3] and disagrees with giving them the same rights as humans.[5]

Background

Torbjörn during the Omnic Crisis

Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjörn had gained notoriety for designing weapons systems used by countries around the world. However, his belief that technology must serve a better vision for humanity put him at odds with his employers, who desired to control his weapons using networked computer intelligence.[6] At some point he worked with the Ironclad Guild, where he worked in R&D.

Torbjörn had a deep mistrust of sentient robotic intelligence, and while many of his peers wrote this off as paranoia, his worst fears were realized when the robot populations of the world turned against their human creators during the Omnic Crisis. Because of his engineering genius, he was recruited to join the original Overwatch strike team, and his many inventions proved integral to ending the conflict.[6]

Overwatch

Torbjörn in a viking costume with Mercy on Halloween

In the years that followed, Overwatch became an international peacekeeping force, and Torbjörn remained a critical resource for all of its technological needs and signature weapons systems. At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to Torbjörn's work.[6] This included the development of biotic technology, including the biotic rifle, which was intended to heal Overwatch medics in the field. This device led to some disagreement with Angela Ziegler, who warned that the rifle was setting Overwatch on a dangerous path to weaponizing biotic technology.[7]

During his Overwatch years, he once dressed as a viking for Halloween.[8]

Uprising

Torbjörn en-route to London during the King's Row Uprising

Seven years before the present day, Torbjörn was part of an unsanctioned mission authorized by Strike Commander Jack Morrison to end the King's Row Uprising in London, England. While preparing to board an aircraft, Torbjörn gruffly remarked that "the cavalry's here" after seeing Cadet Lena Oxton blink in front of him. Tracer liked the phrase, and decided to keep it.[9]

Some time after that, Reinhardt, whose Crusader armor Torbjörn maintained and got along well with, was faced with mandatory retirement from combat operations, having served into his late fifties. Torbjörn, only four years younger than him, was particularly incensed that the organization simply "pushed Reinhardt out" after giving everything of himself in years of service. The Swede would not forget the incident, and related the unfairness of it all to one of his older daughters, Brigitte.[10]

The End of Overwatch

In the aftermath of Overwatch's fall, many of Torbjörn's weapons were stolen or stashed away around the world. Feeling responsible for his creations, Torbjörn was determined to stop them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc on the innocent.[6]

Destroyer

What I've done, old friend... is topple the destroyer of worlds.
~ Torbjörn to Sven
Torbjörn deals with the Titan's internal security

Torbjörn received word that a single omnic had attacked the city of Boklovo. He thought little of it at the time, but when he arrived the following day, he saw that it was nothing to scoff at. The omnic was a Titan; one that was rampaging through the city, and shrugging off everything the Kurjikstani military threw at it. He was bitterly reminded that the Titan was a device he had originally designed to aid in city construction, before it had been hijacked by the omnics during the Omnic Crisis and turned into a city-destroyer. But despite the alterations, it was still his design, and that allowed him to bypass its infrared detection systems and gain access to the walker's interior. Once inside, it was revealed that Sven, an old friend of his, was piloting the mech. The two verbally sparred as Torbjörn fought his way up to the walker's cockpit. Sven presented himself as some kind of arbiter of justice, but Torbjorn claimed that he was nothing but a war profiteer. Upon reaching the cockpit, he easily incapacitated him. He subsequently shut down the mech.[3]

Recall

When Winston issued a recall of Overwatch agents, Torbjörn was in northwestern Russia.[11]

Binary

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Reflections

Torbjörn's family at Christmas

Torbjör spent Christmas with his family and Reinhardt.[12][13]

Blizzard World

Alongside Bastion, Winston, and Tracer, Torbjörn watched an ad for Blizzard World. After Tracer rushed off (presumably to visit the park), Torbjörn let out a "for the Horde" exclamation.[14]

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Armor Up!
Ability-torbjorn4.png Have one of Torbjörn's Armor Packs on 5 allies at the same time in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Torbjörn Pixel.png
Pixel
Raid Wipe
Ability-torbjorn5.png Kill 4 enemies during a single use of Torbjörn's Molten Core in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Torbjörn Cute.png
Cute

Trivia

  • "Torbjörn" is a modern Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of the Old Norse name Þórbjörn, meaning "thunder" (from the name Thor) and "bear". Similarly, Lindholm is a Swedish surname meaning "Tiny Linden Island". Torbjörn is also the name of a model of chair in the Swedish shop IKEA.
  • Torbjörn bears resemblance to dwarves as they're usually portrayed in Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe, in terms of appearance and mechanical proficiency. Other similarities include Rory Swann from StarCraft (appearance, abilities, mechanical proficiency) and the Lost Vikings in their cybernetic forms. His Viking costume in Junkenstein specifically harkens to the character of Baleog.
  • The achievement "Raid Wipe" that involves eliminating 4 players with the Molten Core ultimate could be a reference to the Molten Core zone beneath the Blackrock Mountains, where a 40-man raid instance exists that involves defeating Ragnaros, a firelord elemental that rules the Molten Core zone. The term "wipe" involves a party or group being obliterated entirely, which is, though rare, used in terms of Player vs Player combat in the game of World of Warcraft. Given that Ragnaros is a highly powerful fire elemental and the raid involves a 40-man setup, the achievement bears many similarities with the game, effectively describing the scenario of the failure of the said raid. Ragnaros also rules over the Dark Iron Dwarves in this area.
  • Torbjörn's abilities and turret bear a resemblance to the Engineer from Valve's Team Fortress 2, with both of them revolving around building turrets and hitting them with their melee weapon to upgrade and repair them. Both their turrets gain double firing speed at level 2 and rockets at level 3.
  • In a video by Ars Technica Videos, Jeff Kaplan said that Torbjörn is listening to Survivor by Destiny's Child.[16]

Development

Concept art
  • Torbjörn's design originated from the playable Engineer class from the cancelled Project Titan, which wielded a nailgun and sledgehammer and had abilities named Large Sentry and Teleporter. Early in the development of Overwatch he was briefly named Ironclad and was invisioned with a Grav Hammer weapon and abilities named Slam and Bowling Ball, while his Teleporter would be given to Symmetra.[17]
  • Torbjörn was the first character modeled for the game.[18] He was implemented before Junkrat, where it was anticipated that Junkrat's grenade launcher would be a natural counter for Torbjörn's turrets.[19]

Videos

Official

Curse

References

  1. 2017-11-08, Michael Chu: "If you're referring to their appearance in Reflections, the younger ones are his grandchildren.". Twitter, accessed on 2017-11-26
  2. 2014-11-24, BlizzCon 2014 – Overwatch Unveiled Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-03-07
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Overwatch: Torbjörn: Destroyer
  4. 2014-11-24, BlizzCon 2014 – Overwatch Unveiled Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-03-08
  5. Overwatch, Torbjörn Quotes
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Torbjörn, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-03-09
  7. 2016-07-06, Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security Classification: CONFIDENTIAL. Twitter, accessed on 2016-07-07
  8. Recall
  9. 2017-04-05, Overwatch Digital Comic: "Uprising" PlayOverwatch. Accessed on 2017-04-05
  10. Honor and Glory
  11. Recall
  12. Tracer: Reflections
  13. 2016-12-20, Overwatch Twitter. Twitter, accessed on 2017-11-11
  14. 2017-11-03, Blizzard World | New Hybrid Map | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-11-04
  15. Overwatch Visual Source Book, page 89
  16. 2017-06-26, Blizzard Answers Unsolved Mysteries of the Overwatch Universe | Ars Technica. YouTube, accessed on 2017-06-28
  17. Blizzcon 2017, Overwatch: Archives
  18. 2015-05-27, BlizzCon 2014 – Overwatch Origins Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-05-29
  19. 2016-04-22, The Story of Overwatch: Return of the 90s Shooter. YouTube, accessed on 2016-09-08

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