After putting out the first post-release character a few weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before Blizzard revealed the first new Overwatch map, which they did this week at Gamescom in Germany. The map, called ‘Eichenwalde’, appears to be an idyllic Bavarian-style village complete with an old stone castle. Blizzard showed off the new map with their usual high-quality production values in the following video:
And, of course, because it’s Blizzard, there’s even lore!
“The site of one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis, it was here that the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich von Alder, and a handful of his best soldiers made a last stand against an advancing automaton army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight.”
Eichenwalde is set to be an Assault/Payload hybrid map, and will be released Soon.