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Overwatch fan creates epic workout song using Zarya's voice lines

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch fan has made a workout song using in-game voice lines from Russian hero Zarya.

Popular games frequently inspire creativity in players, and Overwatch has seen fans create everything from skin and hero concepts to brand-new game modes, and now Its_Xaro93 has reimagined Zarya as a music artist with an original song.

The song, titled “Get Pumped”, puts Zarya’s voice lines as lyrics over a hardbass track to create the perfect Overwatch-themed song to work out to.

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Zarya was a professional athlete before joining the defence forces.

Zarya – full name Alexandra Zaryanova – was a professional weightlifter and body builder prior to enlisting in the Russian Defense Forces. Not only is she a suitable choice thematically for a workout track, but many of her voice lines also related to exercise and training.

“I am the strongest woman in the world,” Zarya opens, before launching into a series of commands for listeners. “Let’s get physical, no pain, no gain. Sit ups, and pushups, and plenty of juice…get down, give me twenty.”

This isn’t the first time that Its_Xaro93 has created an original song using voice lines from a game character. His first such track was inspired by Apex Legends, using Lifeline’s voice to produce “Mozambique ‘ere”, and has since made several more with different Legends.

“Get Pumped” with Zarya is Its_Xaro93’s second time using an Overwatch character for a song, having previously created a track using Pharah’s voice lines, titled “I Need to Jet”.

With over 30 heroes to choose from, each with plenty of in-game voice lines to use, there are certainly a lot of options for Its_Xaro93 to create more songs, so fans of these tracks may well get to see further heroes turned into music artists in the future.