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Jeff Kaplan Easter Eggs in Overwatch 2 - Green Hills of Stranglethorn

Easter eggs have long been a fun way for game developers to add little details to a game to pay tribute to the things they love or the people who they'd like to recognize or pay homage to. Sabriel at Overbuff has been reporting on Overwatch 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Blizzard's team shooter, and posted a couple of fun easter eggs on Twitter that are tributes to long-time Blizzard dev, Jeff Kaplan.
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New Overwatch 2 Map Includes a Tribute to Jeff Kaplan

Blizzard's latest Overwatch 2 breakdown features not one, but two Jeff Kaplan tributes in the game's new New York map. Blizzard previewed new Overwatch 2 content today and you can read IGN's breakdown of everything revealed during the stream, including the new maps, gameplay changes, and more, but eagle-eyed fans spotted two tributes to Kaplan, Overwatch 2's former director. Kaplan left last month after nearly 20 years at Blizzard, but now his legacy will live forever in Overwatch 2.
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Silver Linings: Meryl and Jeff Kaplan

Both coming from the health care field, Meryl and Jeff Kaplan share more than just professional interests. The University Heights couple also shares a love of volunteering together during their retirement. Meryl Kaplan volunteers at Montefiore at Menorah Park, helping with bingo, services, hand massages and other small activities. At...
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The Overwatch League Paid Tribute To Jeff Kaplan With 'Jeff' Song

Last week, Jeff Kaplan announced his retirement from Blizzard Entertainment, ending a tenure at the developer that lasted for almost 20 years. Kaplan played an important role in developing Overwatch Esports, including the Overwatch World Cup and the Overwatch League. This weekend, the Overwatch League team paid homage to Kaplan with a musical tribute.
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Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Exits Blizzard Entertainment

In a shocking announcement this week, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan is departing the company. Aaron Keller, a founding member of the Overwatch development team will be stepping up to replace Kaplan as game director for the franchise. Kaplan has been a part of Blizzard Entertainment...
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Jeff Kaplan Pens Farewell to Reddit Overwatch Communities

Jeff Kaplan wrote a heartfelt farewell to the Overwatch and Competitive Overwatch Reddit communities Thursday after leaving his role as game director for Overwatch and Overwatch 2. The post, titled "thank you r/overwatch and r/cow," saw Kaplan thanking both communities for loving the game he helped to make in their...

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard

Jeff Kaplan, Game Director for first-person shooter competitive game Overwatch, announced he will be leaving Blizzard. Released in the official Overwatch blog post, Blizzard Entertainment announced Jeff Kaplan, famously known as the “face” of Overwatch, will be leaving the development team. Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, will fill in the role of game director now.

Ex-Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan posts fond farewell to Redditors

After briefly announcing his departure from Blizzard Entertainment earlier this week, Jeff Kaplan is making the rounds to say farewell to the fans who supported him and the Overwatch team during his tenure at the company. The former game director dropped in at the Overwatch subreddits, saying, “The communities on...
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Jeff Kaplan Was Vital

Jeff Kaplan served as, until his recent departure, the Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment. But for Overwatch fans not tuned into Activision-Blizzard’s corporate hierarchy, he may most humbly be known as “Jeff from the Overwatch team.” That’s how he introduced himself at the start of every Developer Update video, a greeting that downplayed his status as Game Director, and emphasized that Overwatch was a team effort. But while he didn’t shout them from the rooftops, his achievements speak for themselves: Jeff Kaplan was, for 19 years, one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most vital and important innovators.

Jeff Kaplan is leaving Blizzard, now fans are concerned about Overwatch 2

Jeff Kaplan's time at Blizzard Entertainment is coming to an end. The lead designer and de-facto public face of Overwatch is leaving the company after almost two decade, saying through a statement that it was "truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience." Kaplan capped off his farewell in the universal language of a good-sport gamer, "gg."
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Why Is Game Director Jeff Kaplan Leaving Blizzard? Here's Who Will Replace Him

Video game developer Jeff Kaplan has been the game director and vice president of Blizzard Entertainment for more than eight years. He's risen through the ranks at the company since he started working there in May 2002, according to his LinkedIn profile. He's been a public face for the company, especially when it came to the popular release Overwatch, but that will no longer be the case.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan left Blizzard

The Blizzard blog posted a post from Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan, in which he announced his departure from the company after 19 years of work. Blizzard Entertainment is currently working on Overwatch 2, but a different person will now take over as director – Aaron Keller, a former Assistant Director of Overwatch. He said that the process of creating the second part of the game is going well and promised to share the latest news soon. Kaplan himself said about his departure:

El director de Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, deja Blizzard Entertainment

Jeff Kaplan, Director of Overwatch, has announced that will be leaving Blizzard Entertainment after nearly 20 years in the company. In a personal message, Kaplan announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment after 19 years. You can read his full letter below. “Greetings Overwatch community,. I’m leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19...

Is Jeff Kaplan going to Dreamhaven after leaving Blizzard? Rumours explored

Video game designer Jeff Kaplan is leaving Blizzard Entertainment “after 19 amazing years”, Overwatch announced yesterday. What is Jeff Kaplan’s net worth, why did he leave Blizzard, and… is he going to Dreamhaven? Rumours abound on Twitter, but Jeff Kaplan has not yet confirmed. Jeff Kaplan net worth. Jeff Kaplan...