Googly eyes invade Overwatch for April Fools’ Day

With so much going on in the world right now, it would be easy to forget about April Fools’ Day coming to games on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Blizzard hasn’t though and that’s probably why Googly Eyes can be found all over Overwatch and its heroes.

Without providing much fanfare, the dev team has unleashed a new cosmetic update that adds Googly Eyes to nearly all characters.

Even Hanzo’s Dragons Ult has been given the Google treatment.

There’s no clear indication over how long this new update will last and if it will be over relatively quickly.

But however long it might last, Overwatch fans are certainly appreciating the surprise changes made to the game this week.

One user writes online: “I thought my graphics card was dying when I saw it the first time. I was so confused. Kinda salty that shields and torb turrets have them, meanwhile, Bob gets nothing.”

While it appears less in the game, Bob does apparently feature them in certain circumstances, with another fan adding: “Bob does get them, just unfortunately not in highlight intros or victory poses.”

“Someone went to a lot of trouble to do this for every skin and every character in-game. I absolutely love it! 10/10 best April fools from a game.”

The next patch coming to Overwatch is expected to offer less Googly Eyes but will prove just as entertaining, with the release of Echo expected later in April 2020.


Based on earlier character launches, we would expect the Overwatch Echo release date to be set for April 2020.

As mentioned above, things could run differently with Echo due to current world events and the ongoing development of Overwatch 2.

But a wider prediction would be for the new hero to be added to the game by April 23, 2020, although no guarantees have been provided yet.

It should also be noted that Echo will be introducing a new unique ability to the game which will make it possible to duplicate other Characters.

This will allow Echo to gain use of their abilities and could make it more of a challenge to catch all the bugs that could be created through this process.

Another factor is the recent release of the new experimental mode, which Blizzard has confirmed isn’t intended to be used as a PTR.

However, it will be interesting to see if this new experimental mode will change how Blizzard goes about releasing Echo on consoles.

The final phase of the new character release will be the launch of Echo in Competitive Mode, which will happen sometime after the AI becomes available in-game.

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