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Overwatch 2 Gamestop listing suggests game will have physical release

Published: 10/Jun/2020 17:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A newly-spotted listing for Overwatch 2 on the German Gamestop website has potentially provided new information on the upcoming Blizzard title.

While the listing does not have a release date set, the website does, and it also states the those who pre-order can choose to either have the game delivered to their home or pick it up at a store.

The site lists pre-orders for all previously-announced platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

This is a major deal considering Overwatch 2 is somewhere in-between an expansion and a completely new game.

As previously announced, the sequel will consist of a co-op campaign story mode along with several “hero missions” in which players can upgrade their abilities – something not found in the standard game.

GameStop lets players pick up Overwatch 2 or have it delivered.

Speaking of which, Overwatch’s standard PvP gameplay, along with new heroes and maps, will still be available for players regardless of whether they’re playing on the sequel version or the original.

With all this speculation about the game’s identity as a sequel or glorified expansion, the fact that it’s getting a physical release should quell worries about its size and scope.

Additionally, the pre-order lists the game as being €70.77 which translates to around $80 USD. For comparison, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is listed as costing €69.99.

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Sweden will finally be getting a map in Overwatch 2.

Unfortunately, the listing has no major news about the game, and whatever screenshots it features were already on the Blizzard Press Center website, so it’s possible that the page is just a glorified placeholder.

There have been rumors swirling about when fans will be getting more news about Overwatch 2 and whether or not there will be a beta released so players can try it early.

Blizzard is scheduled to have some sort of presence at both IGN’s Summer of Gaming and Summer Games Fest, not to mention an online BlizzCon special, so we could see more news revealed at either or both of those events.

Hopefully, we get some more details about the game sooner than later as fans wait with bated breath for a release date and more information.


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.