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Overwatch Archives 2020 skins are packed with hilarious Easter Eggs

Published: 13/Mar/2020 19:10 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 20:48

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s 2020 Archives event didn’t bring a new story mission for players, but it does add eight new skins to collect that are filled with all kinds of Easter Eggs.

Brigitte’s “Katt” animation, which is one of the few Legendary emotes available in the game, finally adds Jetpack Cat who players were convinced at one time would be an upcoming hero to Overwatch after all these years.

This could mean that Jetpack Cat won’t be one of the new heroes we see in OW2 since player’s emotes will be transferred over according to Blizzard. But you never know, since developers obviously had to spend some time rendering the adorable furball.

Pharah is next on our list with an Easter Egg that pays homage to her backstory, which fans haven’t really gotten much lore for since Overwatch was released in 2016.

Scattered around Pharah’s armor is red and white crests with “The Arab Republic of Egypt” written in Arabic underneath, which confirms the hero was in the Egyptian Air Force, something that was always suspected by players but never outright confirmed by Blizzard.

Finally we come to Junkrat, who’s “King Jamison” skin is filled with just as many Easter Eggs and jokes as there is treasure in the bag on his back.

In his sack of loot is one particularly interesting piece of booty, a silver shield with the Crest of Lordaeron on it from the lore of Warcraft, another Blizzard franchise. Credit goes to Overwatch tinkerer Owlero for discovering this one, how they managed to find it though, is unknown.

I noticed something interesting in Junkrat’s bundle of treasure. from Overwatch

Junkrat’s treasure bag also brings an in-game interaction he’s had with Hanzo for years full circle in one of the funniest ways possible.

Before some matches, where Hanzo and Junkrat are both on the field, Hanzo pop the question “Where did you hide your treasure? You could hardly have it on your person.”

“Treasure? Uh, sure I don’t know anything you’re talking about,” the Aussie replies. With any other Junkrat skin it seems like a random conversation, but with King Jamison, the whole back and forth turns into a pretty good gag.

The in-game interaction between Hanzo and Junkrat has finally come full circle. from Overwatch

Players have until April 2 to collect all of the new Overwatch skins for Archives 2020 and the Easter Eggs that come with them, but if you don’t get all the skins you want – don’t worry.

Overwatch’s Anniversary event usually begins sometime in May, and it gives players the opportunity to unlock any skin, emote, or cosmetic from past events, which would include this year’s Archives too.

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How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.