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.
|Map||Mode||Reveal Date||Release Date|
|King's Row||Hybrid||2014-11-07 7 November 2014
|2016-05-2424 May 2016|
|Temple of Anubis|
|Watchpoint: Gibraltar||Escort||2015-03-10 10 March 2015|
|Numbani||Hybrid||2015-08-05 5 August 2015|
|Dorado||Escort||2015-11-066 November 2015|
|Lijiang Tower||Control||2016-02-09 9 February 2016|
|Ilios||2016-03-08 8 March 2016|
|Route 66||Escort||2016-03-22 22 March 2016|
|Estádio das Rãs||Summer Games, Lúcioball||2 August 2016||2 August 2016|
|Eichenwalde||Hybrid||2016-08-16 16 August 2016||2016-09-01 1 September 2016|
|Ecopoint: Antarctica||Elimination||4 November 2016||15 November 2016|
|Oasis||Control||3 January 2017|
|Black Forest||Elimination||23 May 2017||23 May 2017|
|Horizon Lunar Colony||Assault||2017-05-31 31 May 2017||2017-06-20 20 June 2017|
|Sydney Harbour Arena||Summer Games, Lúcioball||8 August 2017||8 August 2017|
|Château Guillard||Deathmatch||10 August 2017||29 August 2017|
|Junkertown||Escort||2017-08-21 21 August 2017||2017-09-19 19 September 2017|
|Blizzard World||Hybrid||2017-11-03 3 November 2017||2018-01-23 23 January 2018|
|Ayutthaya||Capture the Flag||6 February 2018||8 February 2018|
|Rialto||Escort||2018-04-04 4 April 2018||2018-05-03 3 May 2018|
|Petra||Deathmatch||15 May 2018||19 May 2018|
|Busan Stadium||Summer Games, Lúcioball||2 August 2018||9 August 2018|
|Busan||Control||2018-08-22 22 August 2018||2018-09-11 11 September 2018|
|Paris||Assault||2019-01-30 30 January 2019||2019-02-19 19 February 2019|
|Havana||Escort||2019-04-15 15 April 2019||2019-05-07 7 May 2019|
|Workshop Chamber||Workshop||4 February 2020||25 February 2020|
|Workshop Green Screen||Workshop||2020-10-20 20 October 2020||17 November 2020|
|Kanezaka||Deathmatch||16 December 2020||12 January 2021|
|Malevento||Deathmatch||26 August 2021||28 September 2021|
|Paraíso||Hybrid||1 November 2019
(Overwatch 2 announced)
|4 October 2022|
(Overwatch 2 early access)
|New Queen Street||Push|
|Colosseo||Push||19 February 2021|
|Portugal||Push||16 June 2022|
(Overwatch 2 reveal event)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2018-10-23, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Answers Overwatch Developer Update | October 2018 Update | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2019-01-01
- 2021-03-10, Overwatch 2 Community Update. Blizzard, accessed on 2021-03-10
- 2022-06-17, Everything coming to #Overwatch2 Beta on June 28. Twitter, accessed on 2022-06-18