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There were originally 12 maps at the launch of the game for Standard Play (three for Assault, Escort, Hybrid, and Control). Since then, 9 additional maps have been added. New maps are released roughly every 4 months.

Arcade maps are released arbitrarily, but they often come with an event.

Alongside the launch of Overwatch 2, "multiple" new maps for each of the core game modes, including the new Push mode, will be released. So far, 9 maps have been announced.

Map Mode Reveal Date Release Date
United Kingdom King's Row Hybrid 2014-11-07 7 November 2014
(Overwatch announced)
2016-05-2424 May 2016
(Overwatch released)
Japan Hanamura Assault
Egypt Temple of Anubis
Overwatch base Watchpoint: Gibraltar Escort 2015-03-10 10 March 2015
Numbani Numbani Hybrid 2015-08-05 5 August 2015
Russia Volskaya Industries Assault
Mexico Dorado Escort 2015-11-066 November 2015
USA Hollywood Hybrid
China Lijiang Tower Control 2016-02-09 9 February 2016
Nepal Nepal
Greece Ilios 2016-03-08 8 March 2016
USA Route 66 Escort 2016-03-22 22 March 2016
Brazil Estádio das Rãs Summer Games, Lúcioball 2 August 2016 2 August 2016
Germany Eichenwalde Hybrid 2016-08-16 16 August 2016 2016-09-01 1 September 2016
Overwatch base Ecopoint: Antarctica Elimination 4 November 2016 15 November 2016
Iraq Oasis Control 3 January 2017
Germany Black Forest Elimination 23 May 2017 23 May 2017
Mexico Castillo
Egypt Necropolis
The Moon Horizon Lunar Colony Assault 2017-05-31 31 May 2017 2017-06-20 20 June 2017
Australia Sydney Harbour Arena Summer Games, Lúcioball 8 August 2017 8 August 2017
France Château Guillard Deathmatch 10 August 2017 29 August 2017
Australia Junkertown Escort 2017-08-21 21 August 2017 2017-09-19 19 September 2017
USA Blizzard World Hybrid 2017-11-03 3 November 2017 2018-01-23 23 January 2018
Thailand Ayutthaya Capture the Flag 6 February 2018 8 February 2018
Italy Rialto Escort 2018-04-04 4 April 2018 2018-05-03 3 May 2018
Jordan Petra Deathmatch 15 May 2018 19 May 2018
South Korea Busan Stadium Summer Games, Lúcioball 2 August 2018 9 August 2018
South Korea Busan Control 2018-08-22 22 August 2018 2018-09-11 11 September 2018
France Paris Assault 2019-01-30 30 January 2019 2019-02-19 19 February 2019
Cuba Havana Escort 2019-04-15 15 April 2019 2019-05-07 7 May 2019
Workshop Chamber Workshop 4 February 2020 25 February 2020
Workshop Expanse
Workshop Island
Workshop Green Screen Workshop 2020-10-20 20 October 2020 17 November 2020
Japan Kanezaka Deathmatch 16 December 2020 12 January 2021
Italy Malevento Deathmatch 26 August 2021 28 September 2021
Brazil Paraíso Hybrid 1 November 2019
(Overwatch 2 announced)
4 October 2022
(Overwatch 2 early access)
Canada New Queen Street Push
Sweden Gothenburg ???
Monaco Circuit Royal Escort
India India ???
Italy Colosseo Push 19 February 2021
(Blizzconline)
USA Midtown Hybrid
Portugal Portugal Push 16 June 2022
(Overwatch 2 reveal event)
Nepal Shambali Temple ???

Trivia[]

  • Maps are usually released in January, May, and September.
    • The September map is usually revealed during gamescom alongside an animated short. In 2018, Busan and the animated short Shooting Star were revealed at the Korean Fan Festival instead, which happened simultaneously with gamescom. In 2019, Blizzard did not attend gamescom and thus no map was announced there.
    • The January map used to be revealed during BlizzCon alongside an animated short and a new hero; however, as of 2018, Blizzard has stopped doing this. Their reasoning is that they felt map announcements lose their impact if they are announced too early.[1]
  • Rialto and Havana were revealed through Overwatch Archives, and were both playable for the event before they were released for standard gameplay.
  • India was first shown off in the Overwatch 2 Gameplay trailer at BlizzCon 2019, but was not officially named or announced until BlizzConline.
  • Gothenburg was first shown to be an Assault map in the Overwatch 2 Gameplay trailer at BlizzCon 2019, but later during BlizzConline, Jeff Kaplan confirmed that the game mode would be retired from competitive, and that there will be no new Assault maps in Overwatch 2.
  • New Queen Street, Circuit Royal, Colosseo, and Midtown were initially announced with the names of the cities where they are set (Toronto, Monte Carlo, New York, and Rome respectively.) They were given official names with the announcement of the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta one year after BlizzConline.[2]
  • Shambali Temple is the first map, for the new gamemode yet to be reveal.
  • Paraíso was initially announced as Rio de Janeiro, but changed with a tweet from Overwatch team.[3]

References[]

  1. 2018-10-23, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Answers Overwatch Developer Update | October 2018 Update | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2019-01-01
  2. 2021-03-10, Overwatch 2 Community Update. Blizzard, accessed on 2021-03-10
  3. 2022-06-17, Everything coming to #Overwatch2 Beta on June 28. Twitter, accessed on 2022-06-18
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