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Overwatch 2 confirmed to carry over skins and unlocks

Published: 1/Nov/2019 20:12 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 21:02

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Overwatch 2 was finally unveiled at BlizzCon 2019 on November 1, and one of the most hoped for features for the sequel has been confirmed – much to the delight of fans.

A major part of Overwatch is the collection of the first-person shooter’s unlocks, such as hero skins, character sprays, and player icons.

Players were concerned that all that collecting would be for nothing and that hundreds of dollars and hours would be wasted once a sequel released. Worry not though – we’ve got good news.

Overwatch 2 will carry over progression

The second instalment in the first-person franchise was debuted at Blizzard’s annual event with a cinematic short and the first glimpse at gameplay.

After the announcement, the official Overwatch website was updated to reflect the sequel news, and also contained a crucial piece of information that fans have been dying to hear – unlocks will carry over from the first game.

PlayOverwatch.comOW1 unlocks will be making their way to the sequel.

“Your accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2,” the ‘What’s Next’ section reads. “That means you’ll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more!”

This is an excellent piece of news for players who have poured their heart and soul into getting every available skin and unlock from the various events in OW1, as well as the limited-time skins such as the 2019 All-Star duo, and the charity released Pink Mercy.

Blizzard EntertainmentNo worries about waving goodbye to your limited-time skins – they’re here to stay.

The section also confirms that Overwatch players will be getting access to OW2’s PvP multiplayer for free. “Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer,” it reads. “They’ll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps.”

This means that the sequel’s exclusive content will most probably be just the new story missions and single-player levels, making it what is essentially a standalone expansion pack.

Unlocks are some of the most important things to Overwatch fans, so the confirmation of a carry-over system no doubt allows them to breathe a massive sigh of relief.

There’s no current release date or window for OW2, so players will have to hold on for more news for now.


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.