Overwatch Voice Lines Hint at Valentine's Day Event

Overwatch Voice Lines Hint at Valentine's Day Event

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Valentine's Day is the perfect event to either confirm or deny all of those Overwatch ships.

During its Christmas event, Blizzard revealed the relationship status of one of its Overwatch characters. Now, it looks like the game's next upcoming event will confirm, or at least hint at, further relationships, as it will likely be centered around Valentine's Day.

Reddit sleuths, digging around in the files for the game's latest PTR build, have discovered several new voice lines that hint at a Valentine's Day event. They are as follows:

Mercy, whose real name is Angela, has a close relationship with Genji. She saved him from the brink of death and helped create his new cyborg body. In the comic Reflections, we can see Genji writing a letter that Mercy appears to be reading.

The timing of a Valentine's Day event seems to match up as well. Since the Summer Games event in October, there has been a special Overwatch event every two months. The last one was the Winter event in December.

Source: reddit.

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Genji/Mercy is canon but I won't let Pharah/Mercy die!
after all, if it's ok for padme to be a young adult and bang Anakin why isn't it ok for Mercy to be like 25 years older than Pharah

also
/sarcasm
obviously

1: Jeff already said that there would be no Valentine's Day or Easter event this year. That being said, I don't think that Jeff is above trolling the playerbase, so there could still be something there.

2: The lines could be for a different event. Chinese New Year is coming up soon, though I'm not sure why Blizzard would make an event for that and not Valentine's Day.

Steven Bogos:

[ul]

  • Genji asks Hanzo for chocolates
  • and we have gay incestual relationship with a robot. noice

    SlumlordThanatos:
    1: Jeff already said that there would be no Valentine's Day or Easter event this year. That being said, I don't think that Jeff is above trolling the playerbase, so there could still be something there.

    2: The lines could be for a different event. Chinese New Year is coming up soon, though I'm not sure why Blizzard would make an event for that and not Valentine's Day.

    They might be just contextual pre-battle voice lines added around Valentines, like the New Years resolution lines that are in the game at the moment.

    sagitel:

    Steven Bogos:

    [ul]

  • Genji asks Hanzo for chocolates
  • and we have gay incestual relationship with a robot. noice

    Excuse me? A gay incestual relationship with a CYBORG thank you very much! (Seriously, Genji's a cyborg right? Or have I been viewing the game the wrong way)

    Yeah I could see this happening, and if it does I can also see the inevitable Mercy as Cupid skin.

    SlumlordThanatos:
    2: The lines could be for a different event. Chinese New Year is coming up soon, though I'm not sure why Blizzard would make an event for that and not Valentine's Day.

    Blizzard actually seems to enjoy celebrating Chinese New Year, as they've done so in the past with other games (Heroes of the Storm in particular comes to mind).

    erttheking:
    Excuse me? A gay incestual relationship with a CYBORG thank you very much! (Seriously, Genji's a cyborg right? Or have I been viewing the game the wrong way).

    Fact: Genji is neither a robit nor a cyborg...

    Oh god no. Please no. The shipping that would ensue from such an event. I don't even want to think about it anymore.

    Noooooo, not my waifu!

    ...No, I refuse to believe it! As a Mercy main, enemy Genjis are the bane of my existence.

    Borty The Bort:
    Oh god no. Please no. The shipping that would ensue from such an event. I don't even want to think about it anymore.

    You say that as though every possible ship - reasonable, nonsensical, or otherwise - hasn't already been sailed at this point. :P

    RJ 17:

    Borty The Bort:
    Oh god no. Please no. The shipping that would ensue from such an event. I don't even want to think about it anymore.

    You say that as though every possible ship - reasonable, nonsensical, or otherwise - hasn't already been sailed at this point. :P

    Yeah, but metaphorically, we don't want the ship crews suddenly deciding to use ironclad ships instead of the old wooden galleons, if you get what I mean.

    erttheking:

    sagitel:

    Steven Bogos:

    [ul]

  • Genji asks Hanzo for chocolates
  • and we have gay incestual relationship with a robot. noice

    Excuse me? A gay incestual relationship with a CYBORG thank you very much! (Seriously, Genji's a cyborg right? Or have I been viewing the game the wrong way)

    Yeah I could see this happening, and if it does I can also see the inevitable Mercy as Cupid skin.

    Wouldn't it be a Hanzo as Cupid skin? He is the one with the bow and arrow after all.

    I just want a D. Va skin out of this...

    Heart pasties, pls.

     

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