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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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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.