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Overwatch Developer Jeff Kaplan hints at new update coming soon

Published: 2/Apr/2019 19:53 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 20:12

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s Developer updates have become few and far between in recent months, but the game’s Director Jeff Kaplan reassured fans that there would be a new update from the team soon.

Developer updates have been the Overwatch team’s way of communicating, through Jeff, the changes that were coming into the game with each update and new hero.

Recently though, the updates have been fewer and more far between, with the last one coming out along with the release of Baptiste from the PTR to PC, Xbox and PS4.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste is the newest character in Overwatch, and is available for play in Competitive beginning April 2.

In a recent post to the Offical Overwatch forums, users wondered what had happened to Developer’s Updates, which used to come out pretty regularly.

In 2018, there had already been seven Developer updates released by April 2, but this year we’ve only gotten once since the start of 2019.

Responding to the original post, Jeff assured viewers that developers had more updates in the works for the rest of 2019.

“Sorry we haven’t been doing these as frequently,” Jeff wrote. “We do have more planned for this year. We recorded one last week that will go live next week (I think?)”


Just exactly what will be covered in next week’s potential update is still a complete mystery, but the Overwatch team has said they plan to introduce some major updates to Overwatch in 2019, possibly including some new social features.

The update could be about new features, or it could be for the upcoming Archives event, which according to leaks from the official Blizzard Overwatch site, should start on April 16 this year.

Whether its new social features or an introduction to the latest event, Overwatch fans should be happy to be hearing from Jeff once again.


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.