New Overwatch lore details for Sigma unearthed - Dexerto
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New Overwatch lore details for Sigma unearthed

Published: 24/Nov/2019 1:01

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan and Sigma fanatic went to great lengths to bring us more details on the shooter’s latest hero.

Sigma was first playable on the PTR on July 23, 2019, and the hero, along with his kit, quickly shook things up in Overwatch.

Besides his origin story video, and a few easter eggs found in-game by fans, we don’t have too much official backstory on Sigma from Blizzard.

As the newest hero in the game, a lack of lore for Sigma isn’t surprising since he doesn’t have his own short story and mini-event like Mercy, and other heroes yet.

Lore from the voice of Sigma himself

A fan running a blog dedicated to the hero on Tumblr shared an email exchange that they had with Boris Hiestand, the actor who voices Sigma in Overwatch.

In the email, she asked Heistand six questions about Sigma, his place in Overwatch, and a little about the hero himself.

Among the questions was Sigma’s opinion on Talon, whether he believed in extraterrestrial life or what some of his hobbies were.

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Hiestand revealed that Sigma didn’t necessarily approve of Talon, even though he’s supposed to be working with/for them, but would not confirm or deny whether Sigma believes in aliens or not.

“Sigma doesn’t care much for the members of Talon,” the voice actor said. “Even though he strongly believes in order, he doesn’t think that instituting a totalitarian regime is the answer to chaos.”

“The vastness of space means he thinks it’s pretty certain we’re not alone in the universe,” Hiestand said on the extraterrestrial issue. “A man of science first however, he won’t utter any opinion as fact until proof has been found. Unwinding with the odd silly sci fi film is a guilty pleasure though.”

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The man behind Sigma also revealed that in his spare time the hero liked to build model sailing ships, but hasn’t had time since losing his mind and all that.

Only time will tell whether or not we ever see a sailor skin for Sigma, but we do know he’s most likely getting a new Winter Wonderland skin when the event starts in December.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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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.