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Overwatch easter egg found in World of Warcraft

Published: 21/Oct/2019 23:11 Updated: 21/Oct/2019 23:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An eagle-eyed World of Warcraft player found a homage to Overwatch in the online multiplayer RPG, and it’s pretty charming.

Released way back in 2004, World of Warcraft is one of the top online games of all time, and grossed a gigantic $9.23 billion in revenue by 2017. 

Blizzard Entertainment has since made many other titles since WoW, so it should come as no surprise that the developer has included references to its other games in the MMORPG.

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An attentive Overwatch fan found a homage to two much-loved characters in the multiplayer RPG, and shared his findings to Reddit.

User ‘Owlero’ uploaded a video captioned “Today I learned there’s Junkrat and Roadhog easter egg in World of Warcraft” and showed off their findings.

In the clip, two non-playable characters can be seen standing around: one named Junkbrat, and one named Roadtrogg – an obvious reference to the DPS and Tank characters.

(Mobile viewers, click here for the clip.)

The Junkrat character is a little gnome with a blonde mohawk, a bomb, and dynamite strapped to his chest, and he holds a flamethrower – a close resemblance to the anarchist from Overwatch.

Roadtrogg is a trogg and sports a gas mask, much like the real hero in the FPS. He doesn’t look as much like the actual character as the Junkrat homage does, but it’s still a clear reference.

The two WoW characters can be found in Bondo’s Yard on Mechagon Island, and are tied to a quest named ‘WANTED: Junkbrat and Roadtrogg.

In the mission, players must eliminate the pair as they’ve been causing havoc and “consuming Improbable Mechano-Chicken Wings without payment.” The quest has a recommend party size of three, meaning that it’s best not to take them on alone if you’d like to try your hand at facing off against them in battle.

In terms of WoW coming to Overwatch, the FPS is actually getting two MMORPG-themed skins: Illidan Genji, and Tyrande Symmetra.

In order to unlock them, players must purchase a BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket, which can be found on Blizzard’s official web shop for $49.99.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.