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Dark Souls Easter Egg in Eichenwalde

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It looks like the creators of the latest map to hit Overwatch have been hard at work playing Dark Souls! Check out the latest Easter egg to creep into one of Blizzard's franchises.

Blizzard is well known for leaving small nods to other franchises in their games. World of Warcraft has Easter eggs pointing to numerous franchises, such as The Legend of Zelda and Plants vs. Zombies.

In Overwatch's newest map "Eichenwalde", a new homage to the Dark Souls franchise was found.  In the dark catacombs of the castle, a lone bonfire with a sword was found. Fans of the Dark Souls will most likely recognize this instantly as a respawn point.  

Despite it being a playful nod to the Dark Souls franchise, the bonfire also sets a gloomy, yet appropriate tone for the newest map. Eichenwalde was the location of a major battle in the Omnic Crisis where Balderich von Adler made his last stand against the Omnic forces. His armor was left on his throne to rest, just as the weary players rest at the bonfire.

Many parts of the map have the same bright colors and cheerful vibe associated with Overwatch, yet we find more sombre tones present as well. When you venture into those dark corners, you might find yourself looking for a bonfire to rest at before your foes jump on you!

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Does the Bonfire work as a spawnpoint? It would be pretty cool if it did.
Also, isn't there an NPC in WoW called Soulare of Andorhal that gives you Wayfarer's BonfireWayfarer's Bonfire? His name is a reference to Solaire of Astora. Blizzard really seems to like Dark Souls. Praise the sun!

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1 hour ago, positiv2 said:

Does the Bonfire work as a spawnpoint? It would be pretty cool if it did.
Also, isn't there an NPC in WoW called Soulare of Andorhal that gives you Wayfarer's BonfireWayfarer's Bonfire? His name is a reference to Solaire of Astora. Blizzard really seems to like Dark Souls. Praise the sun!

Honestly, it doesn't do anything it just looks rather neat in the ominous castle. I'll admit I wasn't aware of the WoW one, I have to run and get the bonfire now. Sun Bros for life!!! Git Gud

Edit: OMG, I am so sad I missed him. He even has a tabard like solaire!!!

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