Here is a compilation of the best gaming industry pranks for April Fools’ Day 2023. Did any of them catch you out this year?

Among Us Horse Mode

Horse Mode is back in Among Us for April Fools’ Day 2023!

Players will take on the form of horses in classic Among Us games, complete with new walking animations and sounds. There are even a series of unique horse-themed death animations for those unlucky enough to encounter the Imposter.

And this year there’s a new Horse Wrangling game mode where the Imposter becomes the Rancher, a role responsible for catching all the fleeing Horses. The Horse team must complete tasks to run down the timer and avoid being wrangled.

Overwatch 2 Hero Changes

Overwatch 2 is going all-out for April Fools’ Day 2023, giving heroes a massive overhaul and buffing every character in a major way.

Thankfully, these changes only affect Arcade Mode gameplay, but they’re well worth a look.

Some of the highlights include Ramattra always being in Nemesis Form, Orisa flying like a helicopter with Javelin Spin, and Brigitte using her Flail as a grappling hook. Oh, and every hero now has googly eyes.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic isn’t one to miss out on the chance for an April Fools’ event and this time he’s really committing to the bit! The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is a very real visual novel game that you can play for free right now.

Check it out here on Steam where it has already received Overwhelmingly Positive reviews!

Warzone 2 Buy Station Nukes

Warzone 2 has finally listened to the fans and added game-ending Nukes to the game’s Buy Stations.

Unfortunately, while they appear to be reasonably priced, these Nukes always cost a little more cash than the player has on-hand, making them impossible to buy.

But that’s not all, Warzone 2 has a new ‘Totally the Same BR’ mode for April Fools’ 2023 that is a lot of fun to play!

Nuke Warzone 2
We'll keep this article updated with the latest April Fools' pranks as they continue to drop. Next, here are the best April Fools' jokes from major gaming brands.

HyperX Cloud2O

A brand-new HyperX headset is here and the Cloud2O will help you stay hydrated during those long gaming sessions.

Claiming to spray gamers with water as a friendly reminder to drink some, HyperX even baits their tweet with a tasteful Rick Roll.

Razer Razer

Razer is a brand known for manufacturing all things gaming, usually with some stylish RBG to boot. But despite its name, the company isn’t known for making anything sharp.

That is, until now. With the Razer Razer, you’ll be able to decimate both your enemies and your facial hair.

Sneak Energy Eye Drops

Those who need an energy boost during long gaming sessions should look no further than Sneak Energy’s new Eye Drops.

When you just don’t have time to drink, why not take advantage of the company’s ‘fastest energy formula ever’ and drip it straight into your eyeballs?

Apex Legends Mozambique

The Mozambique weapon in Apex Legends is known as being one of the least powerful in this Battle Royale game.

As part of an April Fool’s joke, Respawn have made it so whenever you ping any weapon it will turn it into a Mozambique variant.

These weapons will all maintain their properties such as ammo and fire rate. However, they will look like the Mozambique pistol.

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