Huge Diablo 3 easter egg finally uncovered in Overwatch's Blizzard World - Dexerto
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Huge Diablo 3 easter egg finally uncovered in Overwatch’s Blizzard World

Published: 16/May/2020 11:07 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:28

by Connor Bennett

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An Overwatch player has finally uncovered one of the game’s most sought after easter eggs in Blizzard World as a little nod to Diablo 3 makes an appearance. 

Like plenty of other games, Overwatch has got a ton of secrets just waiting to be found by players. In the past, fans have found that you can mess with the shark, but the Blizzard World map has always had uncovered secrets just been waiting to be found.

Despite finding a number of secrets and references to their favorite Blizzard titles like World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, just to name a couple, the hunt has always been on for bigger and better easter eggs.

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The map pays tribute to Blizzard franchises including WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo.

Now, one player has uncovered what might be the most secret easter egg of them all. Reddit user Owlero posted a clip of themselves running around the map with the caption “if you break the barrels in the final area of Blizzard World, you’ll rarely get a legendary drop.”

When it works and the barrels are smashed, a small golden light will shine for a few seconds just like it does in Diablo.

 

Now, obviously, the easter egg doesn’t give you a legendary cosmetic or power-up to your ultimate, but it is still a pretty cool nod to another Blizzard game.

If you break the barrels in the final area of Blizzard World, you’ll rarely get a "legendary drop" (Diablo 3 easter egg) from Overwatch

Fans who have been searching for hidden secrets on Blizzard World since it released quickly noted that Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan has hinted at something bigger and relating to a World of Warcraft quest still being unfound. 

Seeing that it took plenty of time and effort to finally unearth this Diablo easter egg, it might be some time before players are back in the saddle on the hunt for this secret World of Warcraft reference. Though, if it’s as big as teased, it should be worth the effort needed to find it.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.