The new location was initially exclusive to the PvE mission in Overwatch’s Storm Rising Archives event, but the Blizzard devs are now getting ready to launch the map as its own entry.
The PTR update is going to open the doors to the vibrant city which will feature sights and sounds that the iconic location is known for.
What will the new Havana map look like?
Havana has been tailored to be Overwatch’s new Escort map and will have players guiding a truck loaded with rum barrels to a private sea fort through the map’s different stages.
Like the other Overwatch maps based on real-life locales, the Blizzard team have produced a stunning reimagining for the port city, filled with vehicles, roadside vendor markets, colorful structures and more.
The map will also include small restaurants and cafes for players to take a moment’s repose while ducking out of fire.
Captivating oceanfront. :beach_with_umbrella:️
Unbelievable artistry. :palette:
Beaming sunshine. ☀️
Awesome music. :trumpet:
What are you waiting for? Chase the sun to Havana on the PTR. :flag-cu: pic.twitter.com/eoqIBWfd5D
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 18, 2019
What are the different stages to Havana?
Being an Escort map, players will be met with swift changes to the scenery that will start through the busy narrow city avenues while attacking players fight their way up the cobblestone streets to the next point.
The fight will lead to the doorstep of the Don Rumbotico rum distillery, where the attacking team will have to fight their way through the factory to a street on the other side where the last point awaits.
The final push will have the defending side trying to keep the other team from making their way up to the Havana Sea Fort which, according to Blizzard, is a “historical landmark recently purchased by an anonymous financial group and closed to the public.
Bug fixes in Havana
Since Havana has already been out in some form, the crew at Blizzard have been hard at work cleaning some of the more problematic bugs they’ve found so far.
Among simple text errors on posters and the Taller de Sebastián, Blizzard cleaned up the bug that made players slide along the corners of walls and bottoms of pillars on the second floor of La Euforia.
Players should also watch out for the Havana’s Yucca plants. There was an issue that made players get stuck on the plants, but the devs have straighten that bug out, though you can never be too careful.
For the full look at what's coming in the April 18 update to the PTR check the patch notes below courtesy of Blizzard.
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 18, 2019
A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report any issues, please post in the PTR Feedback 8 or PTR Bug Report 1 forums.
Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes may also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.
New Map: Havana
Havana, a vibrant, historic port city where the winds of change blow strong, is home to Overwatch’s newest Escort map!
Begin your trip at the Taller de Sebastián, where the classic cars that line Havana’s bustling streets stop for refueling and repair. Escort a truck of rum barrels on the sun-drenched cobblestone roads, fighting off those who try to stop you. As you make your way, duck into a colorful building to escape enemy fire and savor the impressive flavors of Havana at La Cocina de Miranda or Café del Sol. Battle your opponents through the alleys until you reach the Don Rumbotico rum distillery, a once little-known local treasure that has recently earned international acclaim. Finally, guide the jalopy through the distillery to its destination at the Havana Sea Fort, a historical landmark recently purchased by an anonymous financial group and closed to the public.
- Fixed text errors on Taller de Sebastián and several posters
- Fixed a bug where players would slide along the bottom of the pillars and the wall corners on the second floor of La Euforia
- Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on the Yucca plants