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Creative Overwatch player makes an aimbot just to play the Paris pianos

Published: 4/Apr/2019 22:56 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 23:01

by Bill Cooney

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Aimbotters and hackers are rightly hated by the Paris went live in Overwatch on February 19, and the first thing players did was discover that you could actually play the pianos on the map.

Since then, players have tried to one up each other with better and better piano performances, but now one player has taken it to another level.

Emma Casey“Who cares about the point? We have music to make.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1frnjIOLy0

A YouTuber named durkhaz uploaded a video on April 3 where they demonstrated the program, which allowed them to play Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and a number of other songs.

The Super Mario theme also popped up, along with House of the Rising Sun and, thanks to the TAS (tool assisted) program, the songs sound probably as good as they ever will – in-game, at least.

A fair warning though, this type of program breaks the Overwatch/Blizzard EULA, so durkhaz took a risk to make his art and a bigger one by even putting it on YouTube.

Durkhaz said they only used the program in custom games for about two weeks, but still warned anyone else that it could, indeed, get your account banned.

Hopefully durkhaz doesn’t get banned just for using the program to make music, but ultimately, that decision is up to Blizzard.

Paris will be making its Overwatch League debut, along with the game’s newest hero Baptiste, in Stage 2, which begins on Thursday, April 4.

It will be interesting to see how teams play the newest Overwatch map, but there probably won’t be any spontaneous piano solos happening.

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

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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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.