Like most AAA games these days, Overwatch has a few Easter eggs for its players to find. In fact, there are dozens of them!
I'm guessing you picked up on a few, but it's hard to find them all. When the game releases next week, here are a few places to look.
There are a few places where Hearthstone is referenced in the game.
In the trailer, you see a security guard playing the game on his tablet instead of watching the cameras.
There are also two tablets with Hearthstone displayed found on different maps. One is found on Temple of Anubis, and the other is in Hollywood. They're both found indoors, but aren't too difficult to spot since they stand out with that yellow background.
There are several Easter eggs in Overwatch tied to Murlocs. Coming from the World of Warcraft universe, Murlocs are a froglike-fish people that tend to live in swampy areas.
The biggest example is in Hanamura, just outside this ramen noodle restaurant. If you shoot this Murloc, it even makes that bubbly-voice sound these little guys are known for.
On the same level, you can find Murlocs in the arcade. The arcade has some drink vending machines with Murlock pictures on the bottom.
Have you ever tried to catch a Murloc? It's not easy- unless you have Murloc bait. This Easter egg is found in Ilios, in glass display case.
Finally, there's also Murloc graffiti found on the side of a vehicle in the Temple of Anubis.
Obviously someone at Blizzard really likes these little guys.
Blizzard threw in a lot of references to their other games with arcade machines. On Hanamura, the arcade has a lot of fun stuff:
On Overwatch's Hollywood map, there are two movie posters that refer to something else.
Can you imagine what the picture above refers to?
And then there's one for a movie called Some Like it Bot. Well even though I'd never heard of this movie before, apparently it refers to an old Marilyn Monroe movie called Some Like it Hot.
There are a lot of little Diablo references in the game.
For example, the above Diableaux hot sauce poster, which is found in Route 66.
There's also a check nearby signed by Deckard Cain. If you haven't played the Diablo games, Cain was a smart old guy that helps you save the world.
There's also a Diablo reference in Dorado. You know all those little piñatas? They're little Diablos.
Too bad the real Lord of Destruction isn't full of candy. It would've been nice to have a snack after saving the world.
There are a ton of Overwatch Easter eggs hidden in dialogue from characters.
Here are just a few examples:
Reaper- "If it lives, I can kill it." As someone who grew up watching Predator, I picked up on this one right away. There's a scene where Arnold says "If it bleeds, we can kill it."
Winston- "Don't get me angry." Remind you of a certain giant green Hulk that people don't like to piss off?
Torbjörn- "I'm giving it all I've got" is a reference to 2009's Star Trek. There's a scene where Scotty says "I'm giving it all she's got!"
There are tons more- Mei references Frozen, McCree quotes a few old westerns, and D.Va makes gamer references like "AFK" and "GG."
Recognize that symbol? It's the Alliance symbol in World of Warcraft.
The Hollywood map has this symbol several places. If you'd never played WoW, you probably figured it was just a regular lion.
Oh yeah- and Goldshire is another WoW reference. It's a small town in the game.
You can also see Horde symbols on a few maps, like the hieroglyphics of Temple of Anubis.
...but screw those guys. FOR THE ALLIANCE!
Need even more? There probably are some, plus as I mentioned there are lots of hidden gems in the character dialogue- you just have to listen for it.
Have fun hunting for more Overwatch Easter eggs next week!