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Hilarious Overwatch easter egg brutally roasts Torbjorn on Blizzard World

Published: 16/May/2020 20:10 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:25

by Theo Salaun

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No one is safe from Overwatch’s easter eggs, even their own characters, as Torbjorn gets hit with an easy roast by Blizzard World’s roller coaster announcer.

A Redditor, ‘Owlero,’ has been on an absolute mission—compiling every single easter egg that fans seem to have let slip by on Overwatch’s Blizzard World map.

And this latest one is hilarious, albeit at the expense of one of the game’s greatest heroes: the Swedish hammer, Torbjorn Lindholm.

 

Blizzard World is a cool map. It has rides, nods to Blizzard IPs and, apparently, a ton of easter eggs. Many of these had been spoken about before the map came out, but most of us hadn’t gotten the chance to witness them in action just yet.

In this particular gag, Torbjorn approaches the Diablo-themed rollercoaster near the map’s second point and is met by the announcer, Deckard Cain, poignantly roasting him through the speaker system: “You must be as tall as the bottom of the sign to ride…and you’re not.”

TIL the Blizzard World park announcer will make fun of Torb if you approach the roller coaster. from Overwatch

 

 

The roast most certainly fits, as Torbjorn stands at about 4’7” with shoes on. On a good day, and maybe if he hops onto his turret, the Dwarven Scandinavian can pop right into the 5’0”-plus ballpark. 

His character design may have been inspired by Warcraft’s Dwarves, but we won’t take this ableist slander. Overwatch is supposed to be a place for inclusivity and diversity. 

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Torb stands just a smidge taller than his trusty turret.

While there has yet to be a petition mounted or any protests planned, those must be on the horizon. If anything, Overwatch 2 can satiate the masses if the developers simply decide to enable a full rollercoaster ride for everyone’s favorite turret builder.

 

Fortunately, Torbjorn can still hear about the ride in the meantime. When Blizzard World isn’t hotly contested by teams jousting over the payload, his daughter Brigitte can hit the theme park and give her father all of the details.

In armor, Brigitte is believed to be about 6’0”. That puts her well within the range needed to bypass Cain’s restrictions and experience everything Blizzard’s virtual playground has to offer.

Still, if you’re feeling particularly unmotivated and want some fuel, feel free to walk around Blizzard World as Torb and earn an easy chip on your shoulder.

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Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.