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Eagle-eyed fans spot unannounced map in new Overwatch 2 trailer

Published: 4/Nov/2019 13:44 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 14:51

by Jacob Hale

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After the announcement of Activision Blizzard developing a sequel to hit FPS Overwatch, the company revealed a trailer for Overwatch 2 at its annual Blizzcon event. Very shortly after, eagle-eyed fans spotted what they believe to be a new, unannounced map coming to the game.

Overwatch was first released in May 2016 and soon after became the first game to build a city-based franchised league, with teams representing cities across the globe. However, unlike other top-tier esports, Activision Blizzard is planning to bring out a new Overwatch game to capitalize on the success of the first.

Though no date has been confirmed yet for the release of Overwatch 2, fans have started up the rumor mill and been finding as much as they can about the game ahead of the next announcement.

As well as the reveal trailer of Overwatch 2, Blizzcon was also the home of the annual Overwatch World Cup.

Now, one fan has posted to Reddit, explaining their find of what appears to be a new, unannounced map that will be coming to the game.

“Didn’t see any post around it but by the trailer of Overwatch 2, we can see a map not listed from the official ones announced (Toronto, Gotenburg, Monte-Carlo, Rio de Janeiro),” said user tomy0612.” You can see here from the trailer, something like an Indian-ish city, and from Blizzcon’s panel, you can see here that’s clearly a map in India (maybe New Dehli). “

An India-based map could help add to the lore of popular character Symmetra.

Following up, the Overwatch player said “… we can assume that since every PvE mission we got so far was a PvP map after, we will have a 5th PvP map at launch.”

With the images shown, the user definitely seems to be along the right tracks, and it makes sense that this map will end up being a PvP map considering the crossover use of PvE/PvP maps so far.

Though the original poster suggests the map is in India, one respondent said that you can see Ayutthaya in the top left, suggesting that it may more likely be in nearby Bangladesh.

Another said that it looks more like Varanasi, a city in Northern India, as opposed to Delhi. Either way, this seems geared towards popular Overwatch character Symmetra, who is an Indian architect and could potentially see an expansion of the lore surrounding her.

Although Jeff Kaplan explained that they have no idea when Overwatch 2 will be released, with the game still in the very early stages of the development, four new maps have already been announced as Toronto, Gothenburg, Monte Carlo, and Rio de Janeiro, obviously continuing the city theme.

We’ll have to wait to find out more about this new map, but now the can of worms is open, expect updates to come out regularly.

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Best Overwatch tricks to dominate any hero as Tracer

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:07

by Michael Gwilliam

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Tracer has been one of the best Overwatch heroes for quite some time with a tremendously high skill ceiling. However, in 2020, the character has some new tools up her sleeve that players should really take advantage of, especially with Overwatch 2 in development.

In a new video by educational YouTuber Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan, Overwatch League pro and Tracer specialist Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz shared his best tips to battle each of the game’s heroes.

As a general tip, he advises that players learn map geometry to better navigate your way around to confirm frags. Remember, an earlier patch in 2020 made it so Tracer can Blink upwards onto ledges allowing for some vertical mobility.

Knowing where these spots are and traversing sneakily will reward your gameplay and make you a huge threat to any enemy backline.

Roadhog secondary primary fire on King's Row
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Understanding Hog’s primary and secondary fire is key.

Moving onto individual matchups, one of the most interesting tips that Danteh has for facing a D.Va is to Recall a bit earlier when she uses Self-Destruct. While most guides suggest to do so right away, he advises to do so earlier so you have even more time to secure a kill onto her in Baby form.

Against Roadhog, aside from staying away from his Hook, understanding how his primary and secondary fire operates will pay dividends. If you can play around both distances, you’ll have a much easier time to farm Ultimate charge off of him.

If the enemy has a Sigma, it’s best to open up the engagement with Pulse Bomb so he doesn’t have time to use Kinetic Grasp and eat it. After that, you should be free to melee him to death or use primary fire to secure the kill.

When dealing with an Ashe or Widowmaker, this is where the map geometry really comes into play. Use your map knowledge to get near those hitscan heroes and go in for the kill, especially if they’re already scoped in.

Doomfist can be a massive pain for a lot of heroes, but not for Tracer. Because he’s so cooldown reliant, you can easily get away from his abilities. If you’re able to focus him every chance you get, he won’t be able to do much.

Thanks to Tracer’s range buff, she can easily stay out of range from McCree’s Flash Bang while pressuring him. Use this to your advantage to negate his best tool in the 1v1.

Tracer sticks Baptiste with Pulse Bomb
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Don’t be afraid to just stick Baptiste.

For Pharah, she can be a bit tricky to deal with, but keep in mind that she is often run alongside a Mercy pocket, which means the other enemy support may not have peel if you can focus on them. Make us of this and pressure the enemy backline to render the Pharah pick useless.

Against Baptiste, a lot of players like to wait until he’s already used Immortality Field before going for a Pulse Bomb. However, Danteh doesn’t agree. If you can stick Baptiste, even if he gets lamp out, it will be destroyed by the Bomb and leave him with a mere 40 HP. Don’t be afraid to just go for it.

Tracer can be a very rewarding character to play when you know what you’re doing. Keep these tips in mind next time you Blink into battle and watch your SR rise as you climb the Overwatch ladder.