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Overwatch 2 reportedly has four unannounced heroes in the works

Published: 5/Nov/2019 22:48 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 22:59

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard is reportedly developing at least four new heroes for Overwatch 2, in addition to Sojourn and Echo, who were confirmed at BlizzCon 2019.

Jeff Kaplan and other Overwatch developers confirmed that “multiple” new heroes including Sojourn would be arriving with Overwatch 2 at a panel during Blizzcon 2019.

Now, Game Informer Executive Editor Andrew Reiner reportedly saw the silhouettes of four still-unannounced during a visit to Blizzard in October 2019.

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Who are the four unannounced heroes?

Reiner said while he was at Blizzard, Kaplan quickly showed him a powerpoint presentation about Overwatch 2’s new content.

On the slide for “new heroes” were four silhouettes, none of which were recognizable as anything we’ve seen from concept art or previews, Reiner claimed.

Blizzard EntertainmentSojourn is confirmed to be coming to Overwatch 2.

“From what I could make out, three of the forms were female,” Reiner wrote for Game Informer. “This is just a guess, mind you, as the garments they wore made it difficult to know for sure.”

He also picked up on some of the equipment from the silhouettes, which could give us just enough to make some way-too-early speculations on the hero’s identities. 

“The character I believed to be male held a crooked staff, looking somewhat like a wizard, warlock, or voodoo priest,” Reiner wrote. “The hero that stood out the most, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of, appeared to be a female with short hair.”

He explained this hero appeared to have a giant, four-sided weapon that seemed to be intended for melee, “but given Overwatch is a science-fiction universe, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being thrown like a boomerang,” he speculated.

There was also an animal silhouette featured prominently along with this character in the art, but exactly how it would be used remains unknown.

Blizzard EntertainmentShort spiky hair, an Australian weapon, this reminds us of a certain Junkertown royal.
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What did Jeff have to say about the new heroes?

When asked by Reiner if he could provide any additional details on the upcoming heroes, Kaplan simply answered “no”, and moved on.

The Overwatch Director called out leakers during the BlizzCon opening ceremonies and said during a panel that the team would be “going dark” to work on the upcoming content.

With Jeff on the lookout for any and all OW2 leaks, this report of a glimpse of some silhouettes could be all the info we’re going to get for a while, but only time will tell.

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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.