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Blizzard Releases Full Look at New Overwatch Map Petra

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has revealed a full look at upcoming Overwatch Deathmatch map Petra.

Petra is a brand-new map designed for Deathmatch play being released with the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary in-game event

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The event will also introduce a ranked competitive queue for Deathmatch, which Petra will feature in alongside existing Deathmatch map Chateau.

Details of Petra beyond its name have remained a mystery until mere days before the release, but Blizzard has now revealed a full look at the map.

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Blizzard described the map as follows:

“A group of archaeologists have begun an excavation and preservation project among the ruins of Petra, a new Deathmatch map that puts all heroes on their own, facing off against one another until one hero scores enough eliminations to win the match.

Take in Petra’s majestic views, from high vistas to twisting passageways and deep caverns. Travel along deadly cliffs, but be careful to not fall off! A dilapidated bridge stretches across the map, and the ground underneath it can crumble away to reveal a lethal pit. Hopping on a green jump pad will boost you up to Petra’s higher levels and unlock new strategic possibilities for you. . . .”

Petra and the Anniversary in-game event will be released on May 22nd. The event will last until June 11th, although naturally the new map will remain in the game. It remains to be seen whether competitive Deathmatch is an event-specific addition, as with ranked Capture the Flag, or if it will become more of a staple playlist.