“Overwatch Elites are equipped with improved body armor, made apparent by the larger neck guard and the increased protection it offers. Their helmets are also drastically different from those of regular soldiers, which possibly improve senses, indicated by the two miniature domes located where the ears of the soldier would be. Given its helmet, the Elite may have only one eye left, changed with surgery, making it an artificial cyclops.”
Just to finish this stupid debate so someone can actually do this guy’s request. I got this off the Combine Overwiki and they’re a pretty reliable source of information. THis is from the Elite’s article and it clearly says that the Elite’s are altered Humans.