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Shambali Monastery

Escort Escort
Nepal Nepal
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Shambali Monastery is an Escort map in Overwatch 2. Released on 6 December 2022, making it the 40th map added to the game.

Description[ | ]

In our new Escort map, Shambali Monastery, we'll ascend the winding path walked by countless Omnics who have sought refuge within its walls. Transcend your opponents in a battle for mastery over the one-time home of Zenyatta and Ramattra.[1]

Background[ | ]

Our research on Shambali shows that the human monks abandoned it a thousand years ago!
Indeed. It sat dormant until Aurora's arrival.
I bet they left because they divined that omnics would need it in the future!
interesting theory.
~ Venture and Zenyatta
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The monastery as seen from a distance

The monastery is located deep in the Himalayas.[2] A village is located beneath the monastery, where there exists a number of shops that specialize for omnic travelers, such as repair shops and tailors.[3] While the monastery is currently occupied by the Shambali, human visitors are welcome.[4]

History[ | ]

The monastery was abandoned by its human occupants in the 11th century. 1000 years later, the monastery was appropriated by the Shambali[4] after the Omnic Crisis.[2] Countless omnics have sought refuge within its walls.[1]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This map was used in the background of the official videos to introduce the Season 2 hero, Ramattra.
  • From an in-universe standpoint, the Nepal map (or at least its sanctum and possibly shrine portions) may be part of/related to the Shambali Monastery. The map's description references the monastery itself, and Shambali statues and banners can be seen on the map. The village in the Nepal map may be the same one located beneath the monastery.

References[ | ]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2022-11-29, What to expect for Season 2: Ramattra, Shambali Monastery, and the Battle for Olympus. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2022-11-29
  2. 2.0 2.1 Zenyatta (Overwatch), Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-11-24
  3. Ramattra: Reflections
  4. 4.0 4.1 Overwatch 2, Venture Quotes