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In the warm up area, you are able to hit around a couple of basketballs. I constantly try to get the basketballs in the hoop, but I end up having to start the game before I make any real progress.

Is there an achievement or anything game related to getting the ball in the hoop?

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    Not sure why a downvote. I think this is a legitimate question. – bmarkham Jun 8 '16 at 3:05
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    I feel this this should be down voted just for playing as McCree ;) – JostySpoons Jun 8 '16 at 8:43
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    @bmarkham I downvoted because "Is there an achievement for <completely random action>" is not a good question IMO. There are 100 other random actions people do before the round starts that could be asked as equally-bad questions (eg. "Is there an achievement for knocking all the books off the shelves? For destroying all the arcade machines? For playing the Futurama theme song?") – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jun 8 '16 at 15:47
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    I downvoted because there is a complete lack of research effort shown in the question. Funny how many users claim to downvote my questions due to lack of research effort but the OP in this question couldn't even bother to look at the achievements himself. – senpai Jun 8 '16 at 16:39
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    @Retrosaur: Yes. You miss my point. The game developer has a track record of adding secret achievements to games. Knowing this, is there a secret achievement? This thought process results in this question we're all commenting on. It could result in a better question. But, my point is that there's more to this question then just bringing up the list of achievements in the game. – Ellesedil Jun 9 '16 at 21:02
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There are no achievements for getting the basketball into the hoop.

Gameplay-wise, however, is an entirely different manner. When the ball lands in the hoop, an airhorn sounds along with a shower of confetti in your ship. But besides being able to be used for entertainment, basketballs can be used for even greater sources of entertainments by adding traps to them.

Not only can Symmetra's sentries be placed on a basketball, allowing you to knock it into the air, and hopefully get a few kills as it flies through the air,

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Junkrat's Steel Trap and Concussion Mines can also be attached for some hilarious shenanigans:

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Other than a rightly-earned feeling of self-satisfaction, there are no achievements or game-related consequences to sinking a basketball, yet1.

You can watch this player sink a ball at around the 20 second mark.

1 The key word being yet. Blizzard have snuck in Easter egg achievements with content updates in the past, so don't put it past them to do it again.

  • Interestingly enough, when you put the ball inside the bin, a message is sent to Blizzard servers (Wireshark), I supsect they are tracking how many people is able to put that ball in the bin to decide if that is worth (and how much is worth) as achievement. Another guess is that they wanted to put that as achivement, but none of Blizzard employes were able to do that task XD – GameDeveloper Jun 9 '16 at 9:11
  • @DarioOO, thats actually pretty interesting. Sounds like it could simply be novelty data analytics, but do you have a source? – user106385 Jun 9 '16 at 9:34
  • @DarioOO Possibly trying to get data to see if it is worth adding more time wasting activities during match start-up? Which I for one would be quite pleased with! I hate sitting round for 60 seconds watching Junkrat put traps and charges outside the front door! – JostySpoons Jun 10 '16 at 8:53
  • This answer should be updated now that the hoop shows confetti on a successful basket. – Stevoisiak May 22 '17 at 19:54
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With the most recent update to the game, sinking a basket now yields an air horn and some celebratory confetti:

Still no achievement, but at least it's acknowledged now :)

  • Video link is broken – Stevoisiak May 22 '17 at 19:53

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