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Every new map announced for Overwatch 2 so far

Published: 13/Jul/2020 18:34 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 4:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch 2 was unveiled at BlizzCon 2019 and while fans are still patiently waiting for news on the upcoming sequel, there are some bits of information floating around that many might not be aware of.

Normally, players obsess over new heroes and it’s clear that Overwatch 2 will have many, with the Canadian Sojourn being the only confirmed one so far, but what about maps?

As it turns out, quite a few maps have already been quietly confirmed by Blizzard devs that will be included in Overwatch 2 and they all look great additions to the current lineup we know and love.

Thus far, it’s not clear exactly what game modes these maps will be, except for Toronto which will feature the new “Push” game mode, but it’s likely they’ll be Escort, 2CP, and Hybrid.

Toronto

Toronto in Overwatch 2 with hockey rink
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Toronto is Overwatch’s first Canadian map.

The exception, of course, is Toronto as it was playable at BlizzCon as part of the game’s newest mode “Push.”

While Toronto is the only confirm Push map so far and is still in development, it looks impressive with the hockey rink, snow, and streetcars.

Push is a new game mode where players engage in a tug-of-war over an objective and need to move it a certain distance. Think of it like payload but with both teams on offense at the same time.

Rio

Sunny Rio in Overwatch 2
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Rio will have a story mission too.

BlizzCon 2019 also featured a playable PVE story mission, but Rio will also be getting a special PVP map as well, just like how Rialto, Uprising and Havana have archive variants.

Some areas of the map feature cramped stress similar to that of Kings Row and Paris, but it also has a really nice-looking beach section too.

Amusingly, this won’t be the first “Rio” map as it was also home to the first LucioBall stadium featured in Summer Games.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg Sweden in Overwatch at Ironclad Industries
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How much Torbjorn lore will we find here?

Sweden is finally getting its own Overwatch map and it makes sense as both Torbjorn and Brigitte are from there.

Shown off in screenshots is the Ironclad Industries building so it’s obvious we’ll find quite a bit of Torbjorn lore in this one.

The map also features a lake area, so be on the lookout for some environmental kill potential.

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo in Overwatch 2
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Is Monte Carlo a payload map?

The last map that’s already been confirmed for Overwatch 2 is Monte Carlo and it even comes with a casino area.

Out of all the maps, this one is likely to incorporate some sort of payload as the streets seem prime for some objective navigation.

There’s no word yet on how many maps exactly will launch with Overwatch 2, but at least we know that these four are on the way.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.