Overwatch 2: All Pop Culture Reference Sprays

Blizzard has been sneaking pop culture references into Overwatch since it launched, and these are the sprays that prove it.

Blizzard has been sneaking pop culture references into Overwatch since it launched, and these are the sprays that prove it.
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Overwatch 2 is packed with pop culture references and sprays, enough so that it’s basically guaranteed there are some you’ll recognize at first glance. Some references aren’t so easy to point out, though, or maybe you just can’t put your finger on what they are. In this list, we’re going over all pop culture reference sprays you’ll see in Overwatch 2.

Sprays are character-specific cosmetic items you can use to tag various surfaces with in-game. Reddit user POGstream started to notice a pattern in some of the sprays and compiled a video showcasing 36 pop culture references between Overwatch and Overwatch 2. While that may seem like a lot, there are still more being added to the list. 

Every Pop Culture Reference Spray in Overwatch 2

  • Genji Spider-Man Pointing
  • Doomfist posing like Muhammad Ali
  • Echo recreating the “Is This a Pigeon” Meme
  • Kiriko relaxing like Lo-Fi Girl
  • Mercy as Elsa from Frozen
  • Kiriko Running Late
  • Zarya downing food like Goku
  • Ana seasoning like Salt Bae
  • Baptiste channeling his inner CSI: Miami
  • Echo posed as Ghost in the Shell
  • Baptiste in the Mario pose
  • Echo is the One quoting from The Matrix
  • Zarya’s We Can spray
  • Brigette Training 
  • Moira facepalming 
  • Baptiste channeling an angry Vegeta
  • Echo sending out a Tri-Beam
  • Roadhog’s Angry Birds Emoji
  • Wrecking Ball cosplaying as Hamtaro
  • Moira looking menacing like Evangelion
  • Echo shifting into Winston-like Animorphs 
  • Moira in pain like in Akira
  • Tracer skidding to a stop like in Akira
  • Torbjorn getting his cooking on like The Swedish Chef
  • Wrecking Ball a little frazzled like in Gurren Lagann
  • Wrecking Ball looking proud like in Gurren Lagann
  • Cassidy’s It’s High Noon spray is reminiscent of the poster for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • D.Va posing like AoA‘s Seolhyun
  • Torbjorn’s instructions channel Ikea 
  • Doomfist has an Iron Man landing
  • Bastion as Iron Giant
  • Soldier 76 cosplaying a toy soldier
  • Junker Queen practicing her Hamlet 
  • Doomfist as Ultraman
  • Soldier 76 reminiscent of Contra
  • Sigma recreating Vincent Van Goh’s Starry Night 
  • Ashe’s Full Metal Alchemist pose
  • Orisa’s Heroes spray brings to mind Star Wars
  • Genji’s Target Practice spray channels Naruto 
  • Doomfist’s Shoryuken move input

Those are all of the pop culture references in Overwatch 2. There is a wide variety of references in the sprays, with many of the titles pointing to their inspiration. For more on Overwatch 2, check out our guides page

Featured image via Blizzard.

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