Blizzard’s latest Overwatch 2 breakdown features not one, but two Jeff Kaplan tributes in the game’s new New York map.
Blizzard previewed new Overwatch 2 content today and you can read IGN’s breakdown of everything revealed during the stream, including the new maps, gameplay changes, and more, but eagle-eyed fans spotted two tributes to Kaplan, Overwatch 2’s former director. Kaplan left last month after nearly 20 years at Blizzard, but now his legacy will live forever in Overwatch 2.
The next Kaplan tribute appears in the very next scene of the preview — it’s a pizza shop called “Jephs” corner pizza. You can check that out below.
As Polygon points out, it makes sense that the Kaplan tributes are in the New York map because he obtained his Master’s Degree from New York University. Who knows what other Kaplan tributes are hidden throughout Overwatch 2.
While waiting for Overwatch 2 to come out, catch up on everything announced during today’s developer livestream and then read about how PvP will no longer be 6v6 and will instead be 5v5. Check out this 5v5 New York map gameplay after that and then watch the first footage from the game’s new Rome map.