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Jordan Southern Jordan
Desert ruins
Release date

Petra is a Deathmatch map for Overwatch.[1] Released on 19 May 2018, making it the 27th map added to the game.

Background[ | ]

Hazards beyond this point. Trespassers risk serious injury or elimination.
~ Warning sign

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. A group of archaeologists began an excavation and preservation project among the ruins of the city.[2] The research team started with the uppermost levels of the temple, finding statues of Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. While preparing for excavation of the lower chambers, early imaging revealed a hidden chamber.[3]

The organization carrying out the excavations also carried out operations in Ilios and Thailand.[4]


Talon and Overwatch forces in combat in Petra

Sometime later, the Wayfinder Society carried out excavations at Petra (it is unclear if this is the same organization as described above). The work was interrupted by a firefight between Overwatch and Talon. Talon was driven off by Overwatch with the aid of Venture.[5]

Gameplay[ | ]

The map's environment range from high vistas to twisting passageways and deep caverns. A dilapidated bridge stretches across the map, and the ground underneath it can crumble away to reveal a lethal pit. Hopping on a green jump pad will boost a hero up to Petra’s higher levels and unlock new strategic possibilities.[2]

Known Researchers[ | ]

Videos[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. 2018-05-14, ‘Overwatch’ Celebrates Turning Two With New Cosmetics, Map. Variety, accessed on 2018-05-17
  2. 2.0 2.1 2018-05-19, Petra | New Deathmatch Map | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2018-05-21
  3. 2018-05-23, What Petra Map Reveals. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2018-05-23
  4. 2018-05-23, What Petra Map Reveals. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2018-05-23
  5. 2024-03-28, Venture | New Hero Gameplay Trailer | Overwatch 2. YouTube, accessed on 2024-03-28