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Overwatch 2 release date: Jeff Kaplan explains why Blizzard has “no idea”

Published: 3/Nov/2019 15:28 Updated: 3/Nov/2019 16:55

by Andy Williams


Following the reveal of Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, fans are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the sequel. However, Blizzard has revealed that they have “don’t know” about an official release date.

Blizzard has teased an abundance of new content coming to Overwatch 2, which they hope will revitalize the franchise. From a brand new, competitive game mode to adding to the existing roster of heroes, the developers have taken no shortcuts in ensuring that the sequel ticks all of the boxes for their faithful following. 

However, while debuting the game to the masses at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Vice President, Jeff Kaplan, reminded fans that the game is still in the early stages of development and that everything being showcased over the course of the weekend is subject to change.

BlizzardOverwatch 2 will bring new maps, new heroes and a PvE mode.

During a panel that addressed many burning questions, Kaplan revealed that fans eager to get stuck into Overwatch 2 will have to wait longer than perhaps anticipated. 

Blizzard’s VP addressed the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue, the release date, by stating: “I have no idea. Like, just let us make it great… We don’t have a date in mind.”

Reveal presentation starts at 2:50.

“Like I mentioned, Overwatch 2 is still in development, and we have a long ways to go before this game is fully ready,” Kaplan explains.

Moreover, he went on to discuss the progression system: “So we’re only showing you a part of the progression system right now and it’s also likely that progression could change a lot by the time that the game is released.”

Alongside discussing the release date, it was confirmed that Overwatch 2 is set to be launched on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. 

Before the curtains were drawn, it was confirmed that the team behind Overwatch 2 would “go dark” after BlizzCon to work on the feedback gained from those that sampled the alpha at the convention. 

Given the praise that Overwatch 2 has received thus far, fans will be keen to hear more as the game edges closer to its release. 

H/T: Comicbook


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.