A 'definitive' list has ranked Overwatch maps based on their locations to 'boop' enemies players - sparking debate between some fans and players about the current set of locations.
Personal rankings of everything from weapons, maps, characters, and abilities are always made by players - with disagreements obviously coming pretty naturally as favorites vary from player to player.
That was epitomized when one Overwatch fan, TheMasterKrook, posted their ‘definitive overwatch map tier list’ to Twitter, drawing plenty of responses, mainly disagreements, from across the game’s community - with Overwatch League academy players even chipping in.
The maps were ranked on their ability to ‘boop’ players - knocking them back from a fight and even out of the map in the hopes of scoring a kill.
It should come as no surprise to fans, then, that Ilios got the top spot of Boop Central, although despite there being two maps in which it is literally impossible to knock players off the map – Hollywood and Temple of Anubis – it was Horizon Lunar Colony that ranked last, with TheMasterKrook joking about how unlikely it is that players will score environmental kills in the small “outside” area.
Maps like Busan, Eichenwald, Nepal, and Lijiang Tower - where there are spots to knock players out of the map aplenty - could only rank below Ilios in the ‘a fair few boop spots,’ ‘good boop spots but only one on part of the map’ and ‘boop spots not too far from the objective’ tiers respectively.
While some players did agree with the rankings, not everyone else did. Boston Uprising Academy support player Gabriel ‘Swimmer’ Levy replied: “Hanamura needs to be moved up a decent amount honestly,” with the popular map only being ranked in the lower-middle bracket of the rankings.
The Uprising Academy pro wasn’t alone in disagreeing with the list. Overwatch content creator 'Yahiamice' chimed in with their changes - advocating for Volskaya Industries to receive a better ranking.
Hanamura needs to be moved up a decent amount honestly— Swimmer (@SwimmerOW) March 28, 2019
Volskaya should be higher— Yahiamice (@Yahiamice) March 28, 2019
You can literally spawncamp boop defenders right as they come out of the doors
Despite calling it a ‘definitive’ list, it is clear that TheMasterKrook was out to spark some emotional responses from players - even though there may have been some seriousness behind their personal list.
If Blizzard adds any new locations, which is quite possible, players will obviously have to re-evaluate their own preferences and adapt.