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Overwatch: Simple feature could really help out Zenyatta players

Published: 23/Jan/2019 23:07 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 23:41

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players would like to see a way for Zenyatta to keep track of the effectiveness of his healing and discord orbs.

Zenyatta’s orbs allow him to heal teammates and increase the amount of damage enemies take, but other than total healing and assists, there’s no exact way to tell how effective players are with either.

Unlike his orbs, players can tell exactly how much transcendence healing they’ve done during a match, and Reddit user Fractales said they would like to similar system put in place for orbs.

As a Zenyatta main, I’d really like a stat that shows how much extra damage was done because of my discord orb from r/Overwatch

The simple system would show how much healing has been done by healing orbs, and how much extra damage was done because of Discord orb.

“I realize this would take Blizzard a bit of work,” Fractales wrote. “But it would be so motivating/informative for me to know. I want to be able to quantify my team contribution.”

Users on Reddit seemed to agree and quickly brought the post to the front page of /r/Overwatch, with some users even expanding on the original idea.


User GuilRosmer suggested an “Orb uptime tracking” stat that would track the percentage of the game the Zenyatta player kept both orbs in play.

“Any sort of hero specific stats which could be used by a player to improve their game, if they wanted to do so, would be really nice,” GuilRosmer wrote in the comments. “Oh? I only kept Discord Orb up for 23% of that game? Definitely can work on that. Gotta start slinging that baby out more often!

Whether Blizzard will introduce more hero-specific stats to help players improve remains to be seen, but it has been something all players, not just Zenyatta mains have been asking about for awhile.


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.