The hit sound effect in Overwatch is based on the sound of opening a beer bottle

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:29 GMT

The sound you year when landing confirmed hits in Overwatch is actually that of a beer bottle opening.

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The hit sound effect in Overwatch is based on the sound of opening a beer bottle

The “hit-pip” sound you hear on hit confirmation in Overwatch is apparently the sound of opening a beer bottle.

That’s according to a Reddit post referencing the source book that comes with the game’s collector’s edition.

“Another extremely challenging sound is the “hit-pip.” When you hit someone, you need to know you made contact,” the page reads.

“The sound needs to cut through the mix but not feel like it comes from any hero. It went through tons of iteration. Finally, one night I thought, ‘It should be satisfying to hit an enemy.’ Just think about what’s satisfying: beer. So I literally opened a beer bottle. pssht.

“The sound is reversed and tweaked a little, but that sound is our hit-pip.”

Blizzard did succeed in making the sound stand out from the rest, as it has with many other design decisions in the game.

Overwatch is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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