A group of Overwatch fans have created some hilarious real-life imitations of in-game highlight intros.
The highlight intros are the short videos that play ahead of a Play of the Game or highlight, and they’re designed to show off the character of each hero in an appropriately epic, amusing, or endearing way.
In many cases, the highlight intros involve elements that aren’t directly replicable, such as explosions or unrealistic physics, but that hasn’t stopped these fans from trying their best – and coming up with some very creative work-arounds.
This also isn’t the first time this group have created their own highlight intros. Their previous collection included imitations of Ana, Soldier: 76, Genji, Reinhardt, and Widowmaker.
In this set, the group do a hilarious take on D.Va’s “Selfie” intro, an impressive imitation of the perspective flip in Zenyatta’s appropriately-named “Perspective”, blast off for Junkrat’s “I’m Flying!”, and even take on one of the intros for new hero Ashe.
According to u/Emcochingo, who originally posted the video to the Overwatch subreddit, the group includes stunt actors and parkour athletes, which explains the setting and their ability to tackle some of the more acrobatic intros – although that skill set was perhaps more on display in their first set of intros.
Though they haven’t said whether or not they’ll be taking on any more of the intros, given the enormously positive response to both videos it wouldn’t be surprising to see this group create some more real-life highlights in the future.