New Overwatch easter egg spotted in World of WarCraft’s Mechagon

Published: 22/Apr/2019 22:13 Updated: 22/Apr/2019 22:32

by Bill Cooney


World of WarCraft players have discovered a hilarious reference to Overwatch, another Blizzard game, in a recent update for the popular MMO.

World of Warcraft and Overwatch are both made by Blizzard Entertainment, and both games have several references to each other hidden throughout.

Overwatch obviously has an entire section of its Blizzard World map dedicated to WarCraft, but Blizzard’s MMO has some less obvious Overwatch references as well, including a new one added during a recent update.

Blizzard EntertainmentMechagon island is one of World of Warcraft’s newest areas.

Junkrat and Roadhog in Azeroth?

The reference was discovered by players on WoW’s PTR server in the new “Mechagon” area coming in patch 8.2.0.

Two NPCs named “RoadTrogg” and “Junkbrat” were found in the ruined city by players exploring the new area before the patch goes live.

The cheekily named NPC’s even resemble their Overwatch counterparts. Roadtrogg has a gas mask on his head and carries around a big hook, while Junkbrat had the necessary hair and what looks like a grenade launcher.

Exactly what role the pair of NPCs will play in the new area is still unknown, but Roadtrogg and Junkbrat are just the latest Overwatch references in WoW.


Other Overwatch references in World of Warcraft

Junkbrat and Roadtrogg aren’t the only NPCs made with a nod towards Overwatch, there’s an entire Brawler’s Guild fight filled with Overwatch heroes including NPC’s based on Junkrat, Winston and McCree.

Another one of the Brawler’s Guilds fights is even called “Ogrewatch” and some of the unused assets were NPC models for Blinker (Tracer), Boargut (Roadhog), Render (Reaper) and Steingardt (Reinhardt).

There are also a number of Overwatch themed items in WoW as well, Mei’s Endothermic blaster was a toy during the Winterveil event and there’s even a young Winston available to players as a pet.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.