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Overwatch Trailer Steps Into the Deathmatch Temple of Petra

Blizzard has released a first-look trailer at Petra, the next map set to hit the free-for-all Deathmatch rotation.


Earlier this week, Blizzard announced evolving plans for the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary event. This includes a new Deathmatch map called Petra. On Saturday, Blizzard revealed Petra for the first time.

Petra takes place along a dilapidated temple outside the desert cliffs. There are some noteworthy landmarks, like the temple interior, an outside tent, and a large health pack along the temple's center.

Petra is set to release early next week as part of the Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event, which will include an all-new free-for-all competitive Deathmatch season. The event will run from May 22 through June 11. Those looking to get a first look at this map can do so whether they own Overwatch or not, since Blizzard is offering a free weekend on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 from May 25-28.

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