While it’s just a tad early, the team behind Overwatch knew their players needed a laugh. In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, your favorite hero is sporting a brand new accessory: googly eyes.
When it comes to April Fool’s Day pranks from the gaming industry, this might be one of the better ones. There’s something hilarious about the way googly eyes lend a whimsical charm to Reaper’s terrifying emotes or the way they highlight Hammond’s chubby little face. B.O.B. and D.Va’s mech didn’t get the googly eye treatment, but it’s still pretty amazing.
Check out your favorite Overwatch heroes in the video below! And yes, the changes do last during actual gameplay. A charging Reinhardt isn’t nearly as scary with googly eyes… right? Even Hanzo’s dragons don wide, googly eyes, lending a hilarious touch to his deadly ultimate.
In other Overwatch news, the developers dropped a small Public Test Realm update on their social media platforms. Some skins and other cosmetics for the new hero, Echo, were made live on the PTR, and fans got a sneak peek. Overwatch’s social media focused on two variants of Echo’s Legendary skins: Stealth Echo and Her Moth Echo. The Legendary ranks also have a Camo Echo and Butterfly skins. She also has a Carbon Fiber and Hot Rod skin along with the more basic skins.
Which of the Overwatch heroes do you find the funniest? Hanzo’s dragons are pretty hilarious, but there’s something about Orisa that just makes me giggle. Blizzard surely isn’t the only company planning an April Fool’s Day joke, and we’ll be sure to cover them here! Let us know your April Fool’s Day predications in the comments below, and keep coming back to The Nerd Stash for all of your nerdy news and needs!
Shelby loves horror, animals with short, stubby legs, and PlayStation exclusives. When she isn’t here writing, her nose is often stuck in a book or hacking people in Overwatch.