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Overwatch Getting New Blizzard World Map

November 3, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Overwatch Blizzard World

Overwatch is getting a new map called Blizzard World. It’s a virtual theme park that features a ton of nods towards other Blizzard series like World of Warcraft and Diablo. The map that will be available early next year will be a hybrid map that is part-assault and part-payload.

For even more on Overwatch, check out our review of Blizzard’s first-person shooter. Here’s what our reviewer had to say:

With accessibility to spare, a real commitment to diversity and an infectious sense of innocent fun, Overwatch feels like an important game — the sort that can bridge boundaries in the oft-segmented gaming community. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this may just be the project to revitalize lapsed or disheartened gamers’ interest in the medium, or the one to bring new players onboard the FPS wagon. So many big games unintentionally put up a wall, implying through their communities, marketing or even gameplay, that they are only for one kind of player or another. Overwatch, on the other hand, makes no mistake in identifying its audience: anyone and everyone that wants to take a shot. It’s ironic to imagine a title about a fragmented team fighting amongst itself serving as a big unifier, but that might just be what we need. At a time when the division between our hobby’s constituents seems more visible than ever, Overwatch reminds us that we’re more alike than different — if we let them, games can bring us together. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s something well worth fighting for.

If you missed it, check out the BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremony.