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“Hidden” D.Va dance emote discovered in Overwatch

Published: 10/Aug/2019 19:13 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 19:41

by Bill Cooney


A new YouTube video claims to have uncovered a “hidden” D.Va dance emote tucked away in Overwatch’s game files, but isn’t available in the game itself.

D.Va already has a dance for her Mech, but she only has one emote she can pull off when outside of it – but based on this new video, that could change.

YouTuber GRZ NGT uploaded a video of D.Va’s secret dance and it’s definitely unlike anything she has available right now.

Credit to Tactical Knight on YouTube for the D.Va dance video below.

Why are we just now finding out about this?

GRZ NGT said in the video that D.Va’s out of mech dance was added sometime between the 2018 and 2019 anniversary events.

“But for some mysterious reason they did not add it into the game,” the YouTuber said. “It is in the files, but not accessible during gameplay.”

Blizzard EntertainmentD.Va has an out of mech dance in Heroes of the Storm, but not Overwatch for some reason.

The YouTuber was able to bring D.Va’s hidden dance to life by assembling the code outside of the game, and the results are incredible.

There definitely seems to be a K-POP influence working in the new dance, which makes sense, since D.Va is a pop star as well as a famous pro gamer and MEKA pilot.

Baby D.Va’s hidden dance would be a huge upgrade from the current “Heart” emote, which as we said, is the only emote available to her out of mech in Overwatch.

Why the heck is this not in Overwatch yet?

According to GRZ NGT the emote was added sometime between the last two anniversary events, which begs the question: why wasn’t it included for Anniversary 2019?

Blizzard does like to take their sweet time before releasing new content in any of their games, but the new D.Va dance looks ready to roll, so why it hasn’t been released to Overwatch remains a mystery.

Blizzard EntertainmentAt least D.Va mains got a great new skin this year, but it would go great with the hidden dance.

After all the hardship and nerfs D.Va players have gone through in the last year, they definitely deserve this awesome new dance emote to become available for their favorite hero.


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.