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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball gets his very own mermaid skin

Published: 13/Jul/2019 21:02 Updated: 14/Jul/2019 0:11

by Bill Cooney


Pharah, Reinhardt, Ana and Widowmaker down.

Now, Wrecking Ball and Hammond join the party with an awesome skin inspired by the Little Mermaid that would be perfect for the Summer Games event as well.

Blizzard EntertainmentHammond pulls off being a mermaid surprisingly well.

The seaweed is always greener

Wrecking Ball, Hammond’s mech, looks ready to roll around under the sea in Toyso’s original skin with conch shells for his legs, and tridents where his cannons would normally be.

A coating of starfish, barnacles, and other underwater life all over Wrecking Ball make it look like it just came from 20,000 leagues under the sea.

Blizzard EntertainmentSmashing enemies as Mermaid Hammond would be pretty hilarious.

Of course Hammond wasn’t left out, in fact, he’s been transformed into the cutest little mermaid hamster we’ve ever seen.

He’s been given rainbow hair, a clam shell bra, and an adorable little tail that makes him look like a much cuter and cuddly version of the Fiji mermaid.

Even though it’s still just an idea, it doesn’t take much to imagine how much fun piledriving enemies would be in Hammond’s Mermaid skin.

ToysovoreEat your hearts out, Hammond mains.

Speaking of events, when is Summer Games?

According to Jeff Kaplan’s July 11 Developer Update, 2019’s Summer Games will get started earlier than in previous years.

This means that instead of starting sometime in August, as some fans had predicted, the event could begin before the end of July.

Blizzard EntertainmentLucioball is back, whether you like it or not.

There will also be a new way for players to earn skins for Summer Games 2019, though a series of challenges similar to the Bastet and Baptiste’s Reunion challenges spread out throughout the event.


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.

Blizzard Entertainment
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.