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Overwatch • Feb 01, 2019

Overwatch players show off their musical talents on the pianos in new map Paris

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Overwatch players show off their musical talents on the pianos in new map Paris

Overwatch players have wasted no time showing off their talents with everyone’s favorite new Easter Egg.

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The latest major addition to the game – new Assault map Paris – was released to the Overwatch Public Test Realm (PTR) on January 30, and several Easter Eggs have already been identified.

By far the most prevalent are the pianos found around the map, all of which are actually playable. Heroes with precise enough shots can hit individual keys, meaning that if you know how to play anything on the piano and have good enough aim, it’s possible to replicate it in-game.

Fans have of course immediately taken to performing some of their favorite tunes. While the game mechanics not exactly being ideally suited to piano playing means there are limits in what’s realistically possible, there have nevertheless been some rather impressive renditions.

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Mercy in her new Sugar Plum Fairy look.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky

Performed, of course, by Mercy – who got a Sugar Plum Fairy skin in the recent Winter Wonderland event – u/Drunken_Queen pulls off a clear recital of the classic tune from The Nutcracker.

Unfortunately, u/Drunken_Queen wasn’t able to equip the skin in question due to not having access to it on the PTR, so a more complete performance may have to wait until Paris hits the live servers.

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Sandstorm - Darude

What is that song? Whatever it is, it seems Mei’s Endothermic Blaster hits at the right rate to make the tune clearly recognizable, even if the transition between notes by u/Bonpy could be a bit more fluent.

We Are Number One - Lazy Town

Performed in tribute to Lazy Town actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson who passed away in August 2018, u/yes_im_late’s rendition of the show’s most recognizable musical number is also perhaps the most technically impressive performance so far, making use of Soldier: 76’s automatic fire to keep up with the pace of the tune.

National Anthem of the USSR

Playing to the internet’s somewhat odd fascination with the Soviet Union, u/dalek_56 gave a rousing rendition of the USSR’s national anthem -although they  did lose marks with some viewers for performing with Symmetra instead of Overwatch’s resident Russian, Zarya.

Crab Rave - Noisestorm

Another internet favorite, u/bugme143 even added a little extra production value by dropping into the real thing at the end, complete with bizarre music video.