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New Overwatch Map Takes Place in A Small, Cozy, German Kingdom & Has Quite the History

Blizzard revealed a new gameplay map for the most beloved Overwatch. It’s called Eichenwalde and features cobbled stone streets, old straw homes, and a decadent castle. The latter you must break into by escorting a battering ram (instead of a payload) in an effort to recover Balderich von Alder’s remains.

The setting of Echenwalde was home to one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis. You know the automaton’s attacking everyone and the reason Overwatch was formed? Here the king, Balderich von Alder, and his soldiers made a valiant stand against the robots but ultimately failed. You can probably tell by the king’s armored corpse on the throne in the announcement video.

No release date has been set but we have to imagine it will hit before Season 2 starts next month. Enjoy the map preview below.


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