Blizzard Celebrates Overwatch’s Second Anniversary with Cute and Cheeky Stop-Motion Video

What happens when figures of Tracer and Reaper form Overwatch animate on your desk? Apparently, they bake a cake to celebrate the game's anniversary.

on May 19, 2018 9:10 PM

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch is quickly approaching its second anniversary, which will happen on May 24th, and today the developer released a celebratory video.

The video is made with some very advanced and fluid stop-motion techniques, featuring Tracer and Reaper as they engage in some rather adorable interaction. Could Tracer manage to break the masked assassin’s shell just a little bit? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to know.

A second video was also released, and it’s basically a “behind the scenes” clip showcasing the process from concept to creation, and the people behind the short. It’s interesting to see the enormous amount of effort that went into shooting each frame.

You can watch both videos below. If you want to see more, you can check out the upcoming new map Petra, and read about the anniversary event that will start on May 22nd.

Overwatch was released is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. If you don’t have a copy you can grab one on Amazon.

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