Since Cyberpunk’s controversial release, players have continuously found Easter eggs hidden throughout Night City. As part of that, players believe they have found a reference to Overwatch hero Widowmaker.
After interacting with Panam Palmer in the “Ghost Town” mission, players learn they have to kill a character called Nash. Once he’s taken care of, V is given his weapon. The tech precision rifle is called “Widow Maker.” That would catch the eye of Overwatch fans regardless, but the sniper rifle functions in a way similar to that of the hero. As with Widowmaker, the sniper rifle deals more damage by staying scoped in, much like Widow’s Kiss.
Then there’s a poison element, which could be a nod to Widowmaker’s ability, Venom Mine. Just like Venom Mine, the Widow Maker rifle poisons enemies over time.
One could still chalk all this up as a coincidence, but there’s actually more. If players continue to take on Panam’s tasks, they’ll come across the “Riders of the Storm” mission. Once completed, V is rewarded with another weapon. This time it’s a sniper called “Overwatch.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10 and since then, the game has been picked up by a handful of popular content creators. While entertaining to watch and play, the game has faced criticism due to its choppiness and bugs, particularly on past-generation consoles.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world game set in the fictional Night City, which seems heavily inspired by Los Angeles. Players take on the role of V, who takes Night City’s power-hungry world by storm in search of an implant that promises immortality.
It’s been years and years since Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced. While CD Projekt Red never gave a specific reason behind the long wait, it should be noted that CD Projekt Red is a single studio without the capacity to work on more than one game at a time. At the time of the announcement, Cyberpunk was working on the last DLC for The Witcher 3 and since then, the open world fantasy game has been ported and rereleased a few times over.