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Hybrid Hybrid
USA Midtown Manhattan, New York, United States
Modern city area, business district
Release date

Midtown is a Hybrid map in Overwatch 2. Released on 26 April 2022, making it the 37th map added to the game.

Known Locations[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]


The Pride version of the map

  • The night life in Midtown is said to be unlike anywhere in the world.[2]
  • In June, 2023, the Midtown map was altered to reflect the aftermath of a Pride march, in accordance with the game's Pride event. Midtown was chosen to be the map in question to honor the Stonewall riots.[3] NYPD cars were replaced by regular SUVs for the duration of the event.[4]

Development[ | ]

  • Midtown was originally simply called "New York." In March, 2022, the map's name was changed to "Midtown." The map was playable in both the Overwatch 2 beta and Overwatch 2 alpha.[5]
  • Prior to its reveal, members of Team 4 had expressed the desire to create a New York map, as many of said members hailed from the city itself.[1]
  • When designing the map, the developers used the art deco style of the 1920s and 50s. The map was designed to be "as authentic as possible," but with "an Overwatch spin on it".[6]
  • The map's payload is an NYFD truck. This apparently pertains to an incident at Grand Central Terminal, with the goal of the attackers being to escort the truck to the site of the incident.

References[ | ]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2021-05-21, Overwatch 2 Developer PVP Livestream. YouTube, accessed on 2021-05-27
  2. Overwatch 2, Sigma Quotes
  3. 2023-05-30, CELEBRATE PRIDE IN OVERWATCH 2. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2023-06-25
  4. 2023-06-02, Overwatch 2 turns Midtown police cars into regular SUVs for game’s biggest Pride ever. Dot Esports, accessed on 2023-06-25
  5. 2022-03-10, OVERWATCH 2 COMMUNITY UPDATE. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2022-03-11
  6. 2021-02-20, BlizzConline 2021 | Behind the Scenes of Overwatch 2 | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2021-03-13