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New Overwatch 2 Map Includes a Tribute to Jeff Kaplan

Blizzard’s newest Overwatch 2 breakdown options not one, however two Jeff Kaplan tributes within the sport’s new New York map.Blizzard previewed new Overwatch 2 content material at the moment and you may learn IGN’s breakdown of everything revealed through the stream, together with the brand new maps, gameplay adjustments, and extra, however eagle-eyed followers noticed two tributes to Kaplan, Overwatch 2’s former director. Kaplan left last month after nearly 20 years at Blizzard, however now his legacy will stay eternally in Overwatch 2.As initially reported by Polygon, Overwatch 2’s New York map options two tributes to Kaplan. In order to perceive these two tributes, although, you have got to be conversant in a pretty innocuous tweet from 2017. Jeremy Craig, a former lead function designer for Overwatch, tweeted a photograph of Kaplan with a Starbucks espresso cup in his hand that reads “Jeph,” as you’ll be able to see under.

Near the hour and a half mark of Blizzard’s nearly four-hour Overwatch 2 PvP developer livestream, the crew debuted a preview trailer of the New York map and when passing by way of a subway prepare, the digital camera pans previous a espresso cup with the identify “Jeph” written on it.

The subsequent Kaplan tribute seems within the very subsequent scene of the preview — it is a pizza store referred to as “Jephs” nook pizza. You can examine that out under.

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As Polygon factors out, it is sensible that the Kaplan tributes are within the New York map as a result of he obtained his Master’s Degree from New York University. Who is aware of what different Kaplan tributes are hidden all through Overwatch 2.

While ready for Overwatch 2 to come out, atone for everything announced during today’s developer livestream after which examine how PvP will no longer be 6v6 and will instead be 5v5. Check out this 5v5 New York map gameplay after that after which watch the primary footage from the sport’s new Rome map.

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance information author and information maker for IGN. You can comply with him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.

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