Blizzard’s sneak peek, behind-the-scenes look at Overwatch 2 during BlizzCon was packed with details. During the overview of the New York City map, there was a blink-and-you’ll-miss it shot of a sign inside the Grand Central Station area. It suggests the station is a terminal for a “luxury hyperloop” between Chicago and New York.
While that hints a Chicago map is in the works, it also has a much bigger connotation: that Elon Musk exists in the world of Overwatch.
Musk is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and, depending on the day of the week, he’s the richest person in the world. More importantly for our current purposes, he published a technical paper in 2013 that laid out how an tubular train transit system could work. He called it Hyperloop.
The word (and the Hyperloop projects that are in development) might not exist if it weren’t for Elon Musk. If the word doesn’t exist, it doesn’t appear in Overwatch 2. Ergo, Elon Musk exists in the world of Overwatch. You can’t argue with that logic.
Given that the original game is set the mid-2070s, Musk would be aged over 100 at the time that it takes place. There’s no reason to think he wouldn’t still be alive, especially if he were able to get his hands on the tech that Tracer uses to manipulate time.
This could simply be a case of Blizzard paying tribute to both one of its most famous players and a near-future form of intercity transit that might be commonplace in 50 years. Musk actually plays Overwatch. He hopped on the Overwatch bandwagon pretty early as he recommended the game soon after it came outin 2016.
In case you’re wondering, he is (or at least was) a Solider 76 main.
totally fine! you have the right to your own opinion! my only issue is that i still don't know who you main in overwatch
— Dave “Dave Smith” Smith (@redletterdave) January 24, 2017