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Busan
Overwatch Busan

Theme
▶️ ▶️
Type
Control Control
Location
South Korea South Korea
Terrain
Modern city area
Release date
2018-09-11

Busan is a Control map in Overwatch. It was released on 11 September 2018, making it the 29th map added to the game.

Background[ | ]

Busan

Busan at night

Busan is a futuristic version of the real-world South Korean city of the same name. It is the home of D.Va and hosts the base of operations for MEKA Squad.

Busan came under attack by the Gwishin omnics. MEKA successfully defeated them, but the damage sustained by their mechs was too intense to repair, aside from D.Va’s. Those same omnics attacked the city again one week later, much sooner than their usual frequency. With so little time between attacks, only D.Va was present to defend the city, but she managed to hold the line herself.[1]

Shortly after Null Sector attacked Paris, they attempted to destroy Busan. The MEKA Squad was deployed to defend the city while civilians were evacuated. The odds were stacked against MEKA, but with the arrival of Overwatch, the tide turned against Null Sector. On the ground, Overwatch worked with emergency personnel to clear evacuation routes while MEKA opened fire on Null Sector's command ship, forcing it to retreat.[2]

Gameplay[ | ]

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Each turn is played on one of the three sections of the map:

  • Downtown
    • Downtown takes place in the city streets of Busan, including a train station, a theatre, arcades, and a karaoke club. The control point is at a hyperloop station below, right next to a hyperloop rail.
  • Sanctuary
    • Sanctuary is a garden, featuring traditional Korean architecture and an ancient temple with instruments that play when hit or shot at. The control point is a pavilion with a giant Korean drum in the centre, which also plays when hit or shot at.
  • MEKA Base
    • MEKA Base is the home of the government's MEKA unit. The map features D.Va's room, along with the living quarters of the four other MEKA pilots. The control point is at a common area where there are walls coming up and down constantly.

Unique Features[ | ]

There are two interactive objects:

Dance Floor[ | ]

Dance Floor is a DDR-style arcade cabinet in the player's spawn in Busan: Downtown. The player can jump on the correct directional arrow on the dance pad matching up with what's on screen.

Alternatively, the player can also use a dance emote to get all Perfects.

Karaoke[ | ]

There is also a karaoke room in one of the enemy's spawn rooms. The background music is a shortened version of D.Va's theme song in Heroes of the Storm. Pressing the microphone with the interact button will cause most heroes to sing, with the exception of Illari, Kiriko, Lifeweaver, Mauga, Ramattra, Sojourn, and Wrecking Ball. If Ana, Moira, or Reaper are prompted to do so, they will refuse. Sombra also won't sing, but she'll instead hack the karaoke screen to show her icon and make a comment about herself or the locals.

Hero Quote Audio
Ana
(sigh) Reinhardt, why don't you give it a try? ▶️
Ashe
Home, home, on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day! Hey, B.O.B, c'mere! (laughs) ▶️
When I catch Cassidy - which I guarantee - y'all gonna see, how much he regrets crossin' me... (laughs) ▶️
Baptiste
No, I mean, I don't sing. Can I dance instead? (vocalizing) Ah, ah, I'm getting it, I'm getting it, give me a second. ▶️
If you need heals, there's no help stauncher than a blast from my biotic launcher, if you're firing too fast for me to heal, then I'll drop my immortality field! Oh man, I'm out of breath! Whew! ▶️
Bastion
(beep-boxing) ▶️
(karaoke beeps) ▶️
(rapping beeps) ▶️
(rhythmic beeps) ▶️
Brigitte
Ah, yeah! Ah, yeah! Woo! Come on! Mace to the face! ▶️
Who wants to party? Woo! Yeah! Come on! Party with me! Let's go! (giggles) ▶️
Cassidy
Yeah, alright, get 'em movin', get 'em rollin', get them doggies out tonight, yeah. ▶️
Ah, alright, more of a country guy, but not bad! Let's do this... yeah. ▶️
Whip 'em on, take 'em down. Mm, mm, and that is how the cowboy does it. Yeah. ▶️
D.Va
Someone has to save the world, it might as well be me! Woo! GG! ▶️
Naneun seuta! Naneun daeseuta! O i norae je joha! Daebak!
Hangul: 나는 스타! 나는 대스타! 오 이 노래 제 좋아! 대박!
English: I'm a star! I'm a superstar! Oh, I love this song! Awesome!
▶️
I play to win, and I always do. That's just who I am. Woo! ▶️
MEKA activated! Hit you with that pew-pew-pew! With that pew-pew-pew! ▶️
Doomfist
Is this thing on? Eh eh eh eh eh. Ah ah. Eh eh eh. ▶️
Stay out of my way, it's time to start a war. Only through conflict do we evolve. ▶️
Echo
Am I programmed to dance? Yeah! Oh! Ooh! Woo! ▶️
Duplicating dance moves! To the left! To the right! Dr. Liao would be proud! ▶️
The beat's rising! Uh, uh, uh, yeah! This is when they drop the beat. ▶️
Mm, mm, mm! Oh, ah, mm, mm, mmm. Oh! I think I slipped a circuit. ▶️
Genji
Rin pyō tō shā kai jin retsu zai zen. I need dancing!
Kanji: 臨 兵 闘 者 皆 陣 列 在 前.
English: May all those who preside over warriors be my vanguard.
▶️
Rin pyō tō shā kai jin retsu zai zen. I need singing!
Kanji: 臨 兵 闘 者 皆 陣 列 在 前.
English: May all those who preside over warriors be my vanguard.
▶️
Hanzo
Everything I had, I threw away... Everyone I loved, I betrayed. ▶️
The flames of youth burn bright but fast... Soon they dim to drifting ash. ▶️
Junker Queen
Guitar isn't the only thing I shred. You're lucky I don't rip off your head! ▶️
I know sacrifice and I know pain... Ah, drat. I forgot the words again! Err... Time for the reckoning! ▶️
Junkrat
Dee ap dap da bee da! Dee a dap da boo! ▶️
Junkrat-Junkrat-Junkrat-Junkrat, Junkrat-Junkrat-Junkrat-Junkrat! ▶️
Stealing is my favorite role, here's a list of the things I stole: diamonds, emeralds, magic jewels! Expensive prosthodontic tools! Fancy bikes and shoes with spikes! Herds of exotic wildlife! Cash and gold and all that muck! Once I stole a firetruck! Hoo hoo! ▶️
Lúcio
What's happenin', Busan! I can't hear you! ▶️
Mei
Sorry, sorry, I'm so sorry! Ooh, ah, come on, Snowball, dance with me! ▶️
Do do do do do do do, I love this song! ▶️
Zhǎo a zhǎo a zhǎo péngyǒu—a, nǐ bùshì wǒ de hǎo péngyǒu! Bīng zhù nǐ a qiāoqiāo tóu, guāiguāi dòng zhù bùxǔ zǒu!
Hanzi: 找啊找啊找朋友—啊, 你不是我的好朋友!冰住你啊悄悄头, 乖乖冻住不许走!
English: Looking, looking, looking for my friends—Wait, you are not my friend! I'll freeze you up, you're not allowed to leave!
▶️
Mercy
Da da da da da. Do do do do do. I love this song! ▶️
Come on, Reinhardt, show me what you got! Sexy, sexy Reinhardt... not! (laughs) ▶️
La la la, do do do. Ich liebe Musik! La la la, ja, super!
English: I love this music! La la la, yeah, awesome!
▶️
I'm a dancing doctor, dancing doctor, I'm a dancing doctor, I'm a dancing doctor! Juhuu! Hoi zäme!
English: Yay! Hello everyone!
▶️
Moira
I cannot believe I am being subjected to this... cacophony. And they say my actions are unethical. ▶️
No. I am not enjoying this. ▶️
Orisa
Oh, I don't know if I can sing in front of Lúcio. ▶️
Dancing systems optimized! (laughs) ▶️
Cease your resistance and dance to the rhythm! ▶️
Pharah
Fly, fools, get with the times! Prepare yourselves for Pharah's rhymes! ▶️
I'm going to shoot you all down. Pharah reporting, coming to town! ▶️
I'm the best when push comes to shove, direct complaints to my metal glove. Here comes the moment that you all love... JUSTICE RAINS FROM ABOVE! Lyrical superiority achieved! ▶️
Pop it, lock it. Mercy in my pocket. Even Genji can't seem to block it! ▶️
Reaper
Give me a faster beat. If one person shouts out a request, kill the music. ▶️
What are you looking at? I don't sing. I will not. ▶️
Reinhardt
Do da da, hammer down! Ha ba ba da do do! Hee hee ba da ho ho! Yes, yes! (laughs) ▶️
Do do, watch me now! Haha, look at me! Da da da do do do! Ha! ▶️
Sexy, sexy Reinhardt! Oh yes, here we go! Move your legs and move your arms! That is how we do the dance! (laughs) ▶️
Da da da, oh, yes, hammer down! Da da da, I love this! (laughs) ▶️
Roadhog
(beatboxing) It's Roadhog time! ▶️
(awkwardly breathing into mic, unsure of what to say) ▶️
Oh yeah. Whole hog. Oooh yeah. This is my jam. ▶️
Sigma
(laughs) Get down with Sigma tonight! Lekkere stroopwafel.
English: Tasty stroopwafel.
▶️
Mm, mm, ooh, mm, ooh, yeah. Come on, now. ▶️
Oh, yeah, baby, come on! (laughs) ▶️
Soldier: 76
What's my name? Jack Morrison. Now it's Soldier: 76. Yeah. ▶️
Ooh, I'm not a young man anymore, oh, ah, got you, in my sights! ▶️
Mm, bup bup bup, payload! Mm, get the payload! Pa-Pa-Payload! ▶️
We're all... all, all, all... all, all soldiers now! Yeah! ▶️
Sombra
I wonder what the landlord's password is. Hah... tch tch So simple! Let's change that for you. ▶️
Let's order some pizza for the neighborhood. And pay their rent. (gasp) And all their debt! ▶️
The network security here is so soft and cute. It's like hacking a marshmallow. ▶️
The raid leader in the gaming café upstairs is so rude. Oh no! His computer crashed... ▶️
This song library is too small. Hah! No problem. I'll add some chiptunes. ▶️
Why would I sing this little song when I can make the world sing for me? ▶️
Symmetra
Everything by my design. Drawing triangles, tracing lines. It's unwise to disrespect, such an efficient architect. ▶️
Hopefully, by now you see, the result of my reality. Everything according to plan. Move your feet, move your hands. ▶️
(percussive sounds) ▶️
Their actions convey futility. Their minds are closed to possibility. But still, order wins the day. (Hindi) Yahi param vaastavikta hai!
English: This is the ultimate reality!
▶️
Turrets here, turrets there. Placing turrets everywhere. My teleporter is online; perhaps it's best if you resign. ▶️
Torbjörn
Make some turrets, haha! Usually they say make some noise, so that was a joke. ▶️
Tracer
Nah nah nah, woo! Tracer's gonna save the day! This is my song, Tracer's here! Yeah! ▶️
Widowmaker
One shot, one kill, one shot, one kill. ▶️
L'amour est cruel, et je suis plus cruelle, car je ne suis jamais satisfaite.
English: Love is cruel, and I am crueler, for I am never satisfied.
▶️
Si l'amour est un jeu, alors j'aime gagner, même si cela te fait pleurer.
English: If love is a game, then I like to win, even if it makes you cry.
▶️
Winston
The total energy of an isolated system is... constant! Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, oh yeah! ▶️
Stay on the beat and clap your feet! Stay on the beat and clap your feet! If you aren't a gorilla, then clap your hands! (laughs) ▶️
Here it comes, party mode engaged! (freestyle) ▶️
Zarya
Who is strong? I am strong! Very strong, very strong! Are you strong? No, you're not! You are weak, I am strong! ▶️
Zenyatta
Embrace the rhythm. Embrace the beat. Embrace the melody. Move your feet. ▶️
The rhythm is in you if you search within, get down into the Iris, float to the beat. Om... ▶️

Trivia[ | ]

  • The MEKA base is also the background for the animated short Shooting Star.
  • The Sanctuary spawn room is based off of the spawn room that was used for the Lunar New Year Capture the Flag variant of Lijang Tower
  • Some of the buildings in the background of the Downtown map recycled buildings models from the Busan Stadium, which was a Lúcioball 2018 map.
  • The MEKA squad's mechs can be seen in the MEKA base after going down a chute near the elevated portion of the map overlooking the control point, or by entering the doors near the control point in the centre of the map. D.Va's mech is missing, however.
  • Captain Myung's voice is heard in the MEKA base.[3]
  • Lines from Sombra indicate that poverty is an issue in Busan. In her environmental interactions, she covers the inhabitants' debt and rent.
  • The Busan map was first unveiled at Korea Overwatch Fan Festival on August 22, 2018[4] and added to the PTR server on that day.
  • A Busan map was made by Shua Llorente in June, 2018—two months before Blizzard's version was released. This led some to speculate whether the timing of the map reveals was coincidental. When asked, Llorente stated ""I don’t think Blizzard was inspired by my map, since I’m the one who was inspired by their environments, and I’m the one who uses their map as a guide in creating my own maps."[5]
  • The PC Bang features many video games on its screens, such as Striker Eleven.

Korean Busan Movie Posters

Video[ | ]

References[ | ]

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