Even if you didn’t play it in the closed beta, it’s not hard to see the sheer number of references, secrets and Easter Eggs in Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch. Whether it’s in character voice lines or interactions between the heroes themselves, you can pick out numerous cool aspects of the game just by listening in or paying attention to your environment. Here’s a look at a few of the secrets and references present in Overwatch.
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Overwatch is chock-full of 80s references. Pharah’s line “Fly like an Egyptian” is a direct reference to “Dance Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles. Zarya’s line, “In Russia, game plays you” references Yakov Smirnoff’s “In Soviet Russia” jokes which became an overtly popular meme over the years.