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How to get across the Hanamura gap with any Overwatch hero

Published: 6/Sep/2019 21:29 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 22:03

by Bill Cooney


A new video shows that it is possible for any Overwatch hero to clear the Hanamura gap from defender’s spawn to Point A, but players do have to be careful.

The gap on the side of Hanamura is often used a shortcut for players coming from the defending spawn to Point A, but often it’s only heroes with higher mobility that make the jump.

This doesn’t mean they’re the only ones who can do it though, as a new video from Reddit user Tan-Man-182 shows making the jump is actually possible with every hero in the game.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe gap is often a faster route to Point A than going through the castle’s courtyard.

How to make the Hanamura leap of faith

Tan-Man uses less mobile heroes like Zenyatta, Orisa and Roadhog to show that the jump is doable with any hero in the game.

To pull it off, players need to stand at the very edge of the corner on the wooden side, before leaping off for the low ground on the stone side.

Quick Tip: Any hero can cross the gap on Hanamura while defending, even the very immobile heroes! from r/Overwatch

It honestly doesn’t seem like any of the heroes will make it during the jump, but somehow they come out unscathed on the other side.

While the move isn’t too complicated, it would probably be best to test it out in Quick Play, so you don’t fall off of the map during an important Point A fight.

Blizzard EntertainmentJust make sure the enemy Pharah is far away when you attempt the jump.

Could Overwatch on Switch mean cross-platform play?

In other Overwatch news, Nintendo recently announced that the game would be coming to the Switch in October.

The Switch version of Overwatch will include motion controls and it has a lot of people talking about the possibility of cross-platform play for the game as well.

nintendo / blizzardOverwatch on Switch means we can finally play anywhere we want.

So, practice those jumps before October and you could be one step closer to breaking into the top 500 on Switch.


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.