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Overwatch officially announces dates for 2020 Anniversary event

Published: 14/May/2020 20:17 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:43

by Michael Gwilliam


After a series of leaks, even one by Blizzard themselves, Overwatch has finally officially revealed when its 2020 Anniversary Event will begin and when it will conclude.

In a post on the game’s social media accounts, it was revealed that Anniversary will begin on May 19 and run until June 9, giving players 21 days to stock up on unique skins and game modes.

“Earn new rewards and relive your favorite seasonal brawls in the Overwatch Anniversary event,” the post stated in a video featuring off-tank Roadhog showing off his numerous skins from the Halloween, Archives, Summer Games and Lunar New Year events.

In prior years, Anniversary not only came packed with its own unique skins and cosmetics but made every skin from past events available as well either for purchase or in special loot boxes.

That said, don’t expect to see Legendary skins released from between the 2019 and 2020 Anniversary Events for any less than the standard 3,000 coins, based on last year’s pricing.

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This could be your chance to get old event skins.

Skins released before then, however, could be priced at a super affordable 1000 coins. So, if there’s a skin you’ve really wanted, but missed out on, this is your chance at retribution.

Speaking of Retribution, event-exclusive game modes such as Junkenstein’s Revenge, Uprising, Lucio Ball, and more will be available in the arcade.

While the short teaser didn’t show off any new skins, some were already leaked by Blizzard themselves in an early post on the official forums.

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Ready for some Lucio Ball?

Most notably, one of the skins in the leak was titled Masquerade Reaper, possibly a reference to an outfit the hero wore in the Overwatch comic of the same name.

Other skins in the leak were “Dragoon” Mercy and “Little Red” Ashe, both of which sound like they could be fantasy-themed with the latter being a reference to Little Red Riding Hood or even the unlicensed NES game “Little Red Hood.”

Luckily, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out as the event goes live on Tuesday, May 19.


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.