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Animator creates amazing new Overwatch highlight intros

Published: 15/Nov/2019 22:49

by Bill Cooney


A set of official-looking Overwatch highlight intros are making the rounds and they give some of the game’s heroes great new animations that look good enough to be in-game.

Highlight intros play before highlights (of course) and Play of the Games at the end of each match.

Players got two new intros for McCree and Ashe during the 2019 Halloween Terror event, and now a set of official-looking unofficial animations that look almost real.

Intros definitely add some personality to the game’s heroes and the “new” ones that have been recently discovered do a great job of it.

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The highlight intros were created by animator @Lamb_sp “some time ago” they said, but age hasn’t done anything to take away from how cool they look.

Overwatch insider Naeri assembled the clips together into one video and the whole thing is pretty awesome to watch.

Genji’s begins with the cyborg ninja deflecting a Widowmaker headshot and Junkrat’s has him attempts to ride his RIP Tire before everything goes wrong.

The Widowmaker and Reinhardt animations are both so smooth you could be forgiven if you thought they were actual leaks of upcoming intros.

Lucio’s smooth highlight into shows him participating in one of the most popular Lucio main activities around: booping enemies into the Ilios Well.

Tracer is doing Tracer things with her Pulse Bomb of course, but the star of the show might just be D.Va and her Mech.

The little gremlin watches her MEKA bust out a dab, before throwing on some shades, finally giving fans the dabbing Overwatch hero no one has been asking for.

When could we see actual new highlight intros?

The next event up on the Overwatch schedule is Winter Wonderland, which Blizzard hasn’t given an official starting date for yet.

Even though we don’t have official dates for the event yet, it usually starts sometime around the second week of December. This would mean a Dec. 10 or 12 start date this year (Tuesday and Thursday being regular Overwatch update days).

New events usually bring brand new cosmetics for players to collect, but Blizzard has their word cut out for them this year to top Lamb’s awesome highlight intro animations.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.