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Overwatch • May 22, 2019

Overwatch fans discover Star Wars Easter egg in new Genji Anniversary voiceline

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Overwatch fans discover Star Wars Easter egg in new Genji Anniversary voiceline
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Clever Overwatch players have discovered that one of Genji’s new voice lines for the 2019 Anniversary event pays tribute to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Overwatch’s Anniversary event started on May 21 and brings a ton of new skins and other cosmetics for players to collect.

Even though Genji didn’t get a fancy new skin for this year’s event, but he did get a great new voice line that’s actually a Star Wars Easter Egg.

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A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

Genji’s new Anniversary voice line says “The sword is an elegant weapon for a more civilized age” which is a line spoken by old Ben Kenobi as he introduces Luke Sywalker to the legendary weapon of the Jedi, the lightsaber.

A side by side clip of Genji’s new voice line and Kenobi’s “The lightsaber is an elegant weapon... for a more, civilized age,” was posted by Reddit user DxmagEE that leaves no doubt about the new line’s inspiration.

Genji’s isn’t the first Star Wars quote to make an appearance in Overwatch either—Zenyatta says a “hidden” Star Wars easter egg line when he looks through the telescope on Horizon Lunar Colony.

Another Star Wars line that could work great in Overwatch is when Han Solo tells Luke “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

Just replace “blaster” with “revolver” and it would be perfect for McCree. You can thank us later, Blizzard.

Coincidence? Probably not, knowing Blizzard.

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Overwatch Anniversary 2019

Overwatch's Anniversary event brings 11 new skins for players to collect, two of the most popular skins: Winston and D.Va even had some pretty long development histories.

Besides new skins, Ashe, Hammond and Baptiste all got their own dance emotes, so they can finally break it down with the rest of the team in spawn.

All of the new cosmetics, dances and Genji's voice line will be available until the Anniversary event ends on June 10.