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There Are Some Epic Easter Eggs in New Overwatch Map Busan

Published: 22/Aug/2018 16:49 Updated: 22/Aug/2018 16:54

by Joe O'Brien


New Overwatch map Busan has been live for mere hours, but already players have found some brilliant Easter eggs.

Revealed at the Overwatch Fan Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Busan is a Control map which features locations based in a traditional-looking sanctuary, downtown in Busan, and the MEKA base featured in new Overwatch Animated Short “Shooting Stars”.

Along with the initial reveal came the announcement that the new map would be appearing on the PTR immediately. Within hours of getting their hands on it, players had already begun to figure out some of the subtle quirks of the map.

For example, the Dance Floor game machine found in one of the spawn rooms for the downtown map is actually playable, responding to player movements and tracking how well you do at hitting the moves.

The real highlight, however, is to be found in the karaoke area on the opposite side. For most heroes, the karaoke machine is just decorative, much like the various other machines, games and furniture found on this and other maps.

When playing as Reinhardt, however, pressing the interact button will result in him giving an epic performance, with several possible varieties. It seems Reinhardt can only do karaoke before the start of the match, however, likely to prevent players from sitting in spawn singing instead of participating in the game.

It’s unclear whether these are the only Easter eggs hidden in the map, but with players testing the map now aware of the possibility they’ll undoubtedly be found quickly if there are in fact more.


Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.