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NBA video producer makes an awesome Overwatch-style intro for the Dallas Mavericks

Published: 6/Dec/2018 1:42 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 2:04

by Bill Cooney

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Reddit user thankstowlie is a big Overwatch fan, they also happen to be in charge of in-game media for the Dallas Mavericks, and recently got the chance to make an awesome Overwatch video featuring NBA stars.

The Mavericks are no strangers to esports, being one of the first NBA teams to field a team in the NBA 2K league.

While we don’t know for sure whether the video will be used during a game, this is one of the first times any professional team outside of Overwatch League has produced such a great crossover video.

The video features the starting lineup of the Dallas Mavericks doing hilarious highlight intros, before cutting to in-game shots of the athletes, like power forward Dirk Nowitzki as Soldier: 41, complete with Overwatch special effects.

According to thankstowlie, Luka Dončić of the Mavericks is a big Overwatch fan and really wanted to do the Hanzo highlight intro for the video, but since Wesley Matthews does a bow action after he makes a basket, Dončić got stuck with Junkrat.

The name of the video: Maverwatch, fits perfectly and the branding throughout is spot on which really ties the whole thing together.

There are several Overwatch League franchises who share ownership with NBA teams, so we could see more hilarious crossover videos as Overwatch League Season Two draws ever closer.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.