Overwatch (opens in new tab) got a new map called Paris earlier this week - at least on the PTR server - and apart from an exciting new battlefield, it added a playable piano to the game. There's a full-fat concert piano tucked away in the Hotel Beau Ciel, and by shooting its surprisingly well-tuned keys, players have been playing all manner of songs, from timeless orchestral classics to modern video game themes. It's only a matter of time before players use multiple characters and abilities in seamless duets, but for now, here are some of the best solo songs created thus far.
Let's start with a retro staple. Here's brokenstyli's (opens in new tab) Soldier 76 playing the Super Mario Bros. theme song (opens in new tab). I like how it takes Soldier a minute to warm up here. Sometimes you just have to smack the piano with the butt of your rifle, ya know?
For more modern video game music, we've got Lyeaf (opens in new tab) playing Megalovania from Undertale (opens in new tab) using Widowmaker. Having infinite ammo definitely makes it easier to pull off a smooth performance.
I haven't seen any Chopin yet, sadly, but there's plenty of Overwatch Beethoven going around. Here's Emma Chasey's (opens in new tab) view of Fancyraptor playing Beethoven's Fur Elise (opens in new tab). (Seriously though, somebody please do Chopin. $20 to anyone who tackles Minute Waltz AKA The Waltz of the Little Dog. (opens in new tab))
Right, back to this century. Toto's Africa (opens in new tab) was recently covered by Weezer, so it's only fitting that corrosionOW would give it a Symmetra cover.
And there's plenty more where that came from. Cakechievables (opens in new tab) has a nice roundup of player recreations, including Take on Me from Reddit user FormativeCobra0 (opens in new tab), Sugar Plum Fairy from Drunken_Queen (opens in new tab), and Ode to Joy from 379447984 (opens in new tab), who I can only assume is a robot.
I can't wait to see some songs from the 25 greatest video game soundtracks of all time (opens in new tab) recreated in Overwatch.