Overwatch players are already discovering easter eggs on the new Paris map - Dexerto

Overwatch players are already discovering easter eggs on the new Paris map

Published: 31/Jan/2019 2:28 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 2:41

by Bill Cooney


It didn’t take long after the release of the latest Assault/2CP map added to the game.

As the name suggests, the map takes players to Overwatch’s version of The City of Lights, and offers several different areas to explore, like a cabaret and a police station that features mugshots of Roadhog and Junkrat, just to name a few.


A few rooms on the map have pianos that are 100% playable, for example whatever note players shoot, that note will actually play.

Obviously heroes with more accuracy, like Widow or Hanzo, would have an easier time playing than say, Reinhardt.

Overwatch streamer ‘MaCsPatatin’ even busted out “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” which sets the bar and officially makes Zarya the best piano player in Overwatch.

There are multiple playable pianos spread throughout the map, there’s one just off of Point A in a green room with stairs, and another outside of the defender’s spawn by Point B opposite the complimentary buffet.

Another feature is the Omnic singer Luna, who serenades the attacking team as they wait in the attacking spawn, which is also the Cabaret building.

No word has been given on when the map will make it to the main game, but stick with Dexerto and follow us on Twitter @OverwatchTXT for all the latest Overwatch news and updates.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.