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Sneaky Symmetra play on Overwatch’s Paris will catch enemies off guard

by Bill Cooney

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Paris is one of the most unpopular maps in Overwatch, but one player may have found a way to make taking Point B a little more manageable.

Players have been frustrated by Paris ever since it was added to Overwatch in February 2019, and the map is often referred to as one of the game’s most unpopular.

It was announced at BlizzCon 2019 that Paris, along with Horizon Lunar Colony, wouldn’t be included in the new map rotation in Season 19 of Competitive play, which starts on November 6.

Neither map will be getting any major changes that we know of, they just won’t be included in the new Competitive map pool.

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Overwatch players love to hate Paris.


A new way to attack Paris Point B

For players who end up getting Paris before Season 19 starts, Reddit user Garlicc-Bread shared a clever new strategy that could make taking the infamous second point a little easier.

One of Bread's teammates has Symmetra deploy her teleporter so that the attacking team can get to the right side of the main hallway without being seen.

After that, the user's team creeps around the right side flank, and begins their attack with an opportune pick of the enemy Baptiste.

New Paris start for 2nd point from r/Overwatch

You could get the same results if you manage to keep your entire team behind the fountain while heading to the right, but the teleporter strategy could be good for faking teams out.

If your team makes it very obvious your heading to the left, then use the teleporter and head to the right, it might just work.

Of course, once the defenders know where you're coming from the jig is up, and you'll have to clear out the point. Getting off an ultimate or two before your enemies know what's happening could help that though.

Sharp-eyed fans have uncovered an unannounced new map from the Overwatch 2 announcement.


Overwatch fans discover a new map

After the big Overwatch 2 announcement at BlizzCon 2019, one sharp-eyed fan 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). “

Whether or not the mysterious map ends up being New Delhi or another Indian city remains to be seen, but it's obvious there's a lot more coming to Overwatch than was announced at BlizzCon.