Starbucks opened on campus today. This made my morning. pic.twitter.com/lDDiVpaGBm
— Jeremy Craig (@Jaerock83) May 12, 2017
Near the hour and a half mark of Blizzard’s nearly four-hour Overwatch 2 PvP developer livestream, the team debuted a preview trailer of the New York map and when passing through a subway train, the camera pans past a coffee cup with the name “Jeph” written on it.
The next Kaplan tribute appears in the very next scene of the preview — it’s a pizza shop called “Jephs” corner pizza. You can check that out below.
As Polygon points out, it makes sense that the Kaplan tributes are in the New York map because he obtained his Master’s Degree from New York University. Who knows what other Kaplan tributes are hidden throughout Overwatch 2.
While waiting for Overwatch 2 to come out, catch up on everything announced during today’s developer livestream and then read about how PvP will no longer be 6v6 and will instead be 5v5. Check out this 5v5 New York map gameplay after that and then watch the first footage from the game’s new Rome map.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.