Is Overwatch getting a new map? What’s it like?
A massive leak occurred earlier about Overwatch and what would be coming to it. In that leak was a set of new costumes for various characters, but also a new map. Later on during a halftime in Overwatch League, Blizzard fully unveiled the new Deathmatch map. It’s called Petra, and is actually based on a real-life location. This is a very different map than what most are used to in Overwatch, so you’ll have to adapt some new strategies if you want to win. Here is the reveal breakdown and the synopsis for the map.
“A group of archaeologists have begun an excavation and preservation project among the ruins of Petra, a new Deathmatch map that puts all heroes on their own, facing off against one another until one hero scores enough eliminations to win the match. Take in Petra’s majestic views, from high vistas to twisting passageways and deep caverns. Travel along deadly cliffs, but be careful to not fall off! A dilapidated bridge stretches across the map, and the ground underneath it can crumble away to reveal a lethal pit. Hopping on a green jump pad will boost you up to Petra’s higher levels and unlock new strategic possibilities for you”