'World of Warcraft: Legion' 7.1.5 patch update adds fun 'Overwatch' character parodies
Blizzard has always liked to hide little jokes and pop-culture references within World of Warcraft, and its latest update is no exception. Patch 7.1.5, which is currently undergoing testing on the public test realm, has a funny nod to its own multiplayer shooter Overwatch — sorry, that's "Ogrewatch."
World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5: Overwatch character parodies in WoW
In a mode called Brawler's Guild — returning to World of Warcraft in patch 7.1.5 — players face off against various enemies in an arena-like setting. One particular battle features characters that will be very familiar to anyone who's played Overwatch.
In this battle, you'll face off against three characters from "Ogrewatch," a funny Warcraft-like twist on Overwatch. The characters you fight are Stuffshrew, a parody of Junkrat; Hudson, a parody of Winston; and Dupree, a parody of McCree, according to Wowhead.
You can see in-game footage of the encounter with Ogrewatch below, starting at the 5:50 mark.
According to Wowhead, it's possible you'll also fight other Overwatch character parodies. Look out for World of Warcraft versions of Tracer, Roadhog, Reaper and Reinhardt.
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