Lucio’s new look in Overwatch 2 explained by developers - Dexerto

Lucio’s new look in Overwatch 2 explained by developers

Published: 27/Nov/2019 23:32

by Bill Cooney


Aaron Keller, Overwatch 2’s assistant game director, and Michael Chu, the lead writer for Overwatch, shared details on what will happen to heroes going into the new game.

The pair answered questions about Overwatch 2 in an interview for Playstation Blog published on November 27.

New maps and details on the missions and story were also brought up, with Keller revealing that Overwatch 2 maps will be two times the size of the original game.

Keller said it was still too early to reveal exactly what was coming cosmetic-wise, but he reassured fans that the Overwatch team wouldn’t stop making cosmetics for heroes.

“We love all of our heroes and will continue to make cosmetic items for all of them with the release of Overwatch 2,” he told PlayStation.Blog. “We can say we’ll have many options for cosmetics in Overwatch 2.”

We know from BlizzCon that all of our skins and cosmetics will transfer over from Overwatch 1 to 2, so it will be interesting to see what new options are added as well.

Keller also revealed details about Lucio’s “dynamic” updated look that some fans might have missed so far.

“Lucio’s new look is dynamic to which song he plays. His hair and the visual effects on his suit change in color and beat he plays,” he said. “His hair also glows in the dark.”

“Pay special attention to gameplay footage of his suit changing between his Speed song and Healing song and whenever he drops the beat with his Sound Barrier.”

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Finally, the pair revealed that new looks were coming for all of Overwatch’s heroes and would be revealed as we get closer to Overwatch 2.

“We’re continuing to update almost all the heroes with new looks for Overwatch 2,” Keller told PlayStation.Blog. “So, we’ll have plenty more cool changes to each of our heroes in the roster.”

It seems that the new hero looks revealed at BlizzCon were only the tip of the iceberg for Overwatch 2, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.


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.