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Sombra hacks the Overwatch arcade in another Blizzard World easter egg

Published: 17/May/2020 12:26 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:23

by Connor Bennett

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Overwatch players have uncovered another easter egg inside Blizzard World that lets Sombra show off her hacking skills inside the arcade.

Though Blizzard World has been a part of the Overwatch map pool since 2017, players are still uncovering the secrets that are still hidden below the surface – especially when it comes to references for games like Warcraft and Hearthstone.

Players have found ways to mess with the shark that sits on the edge of Booty Bay and even a nod to a legendary item drop from Diablo 3, but as plenty of other secrets still remain, a new Sombra-specific easter egg has been uncovered that allows her to show off her hacking abilities. 

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Blizzard World features a tonne of references to classic Blizzard games.

The easter egg was posted to the Overwatch subreddit by Reddit user Owlero showing that if you head into Blizzard World’s arcade with Sombra, she will mess with the pop-a-shot basketball machines.

Now, that doesn’t mean that you can start picking the balls up and throw off your basketball skills like Steph Curry, but you will shoot up the leaderboards anyway. In fact, both machines will immediately change their current scores from blank to 9999 – giving her the high score. 

Though Owlero did manage to actually manage to knock one of the balls throw the hoop, it didn’t change their score by any extra digits – leaving Sombra with the score of 9999.

TIL if you walk up to the basketball arcade game in Blizzard World as Sombra, she’ll hack the scoreboard. from Overwatch

While it might not be the most game-changing easter egg, players gave the secret plenty of praise. “These little things make the game great,” commented fellow Reddit user quiickXD.

Players are still uncovering plenty of easter eggs around the Blizzard World map, however, there is an apparent bigger secret relating to a World of Warcraft quest lurking under the surface. Whether or not that will ever be uncovered remains to be seen, but it appears as if players are in the easter egg hunting mood.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.