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Overwatch players find bizarre Easter Egg on new map Paris

Published: 31/Jan/2019 18:00 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 18:06

by Joe O'Brien


Another easter egg has been found on new Overwatch Assault map Paris.

The new map dropped without warning with the Public Test Realm (PTR) update on January 30, which also introduced some changes to the way shields, armor, and health are prioritized by damage.


As with the previous new map, Busan – which most notably features a karaoke machine which an increasing number of heroes can sing at – Paris includes a number of easter eggs for players to enjoy in the down-time between fighting for the capture points.

The most obvious of these were identified immediately. The various pianos around the map are playable, for instance, while in the attacking spawn building players will find Omnic singer Luna, who will perform while they wait for the round to begin.


Blizzard EntertainmentLuna serenades players as they wait in the attacking spawn.

In the same building, however, there’s another apparent easter egg that’s a little less obvious, a little more unusual.

It turns out that players who go and jump behind the bar in one of the side rooms will be immediately teleported to the stage with their cooldowns reset, as Overwatch streamer mL7 discovered.

It’s not entirely clear whether this is a deliberate feature or a bug of some kind. While there’s no indication as to why exactly this bar would act as a teleporter, it’s also not something that affects gameplay as it only operates within the spawn area.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.


Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.


Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

Overwatch heroes 2020
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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.