Blizzard reveals new Overwatch map, Eichenwalde, at Gamescom 2016

Overwatch is getting a new battleground.


Overwatch, Blizzard’s answer to the hero-based team shooter, is getting a new map. Set in Germany, Eichenwalde is a massive battleground set around and within a stunningly crafted castle that looks ripe with choke points and areas of engagement. The site of one of the most well-known battles during the Omnic Crisis, the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich Von Alder made his last stand within these stone walls. While he and his men were eventually slain, the Germans managed to push the Omnic offensive back, and reclaim the castle's defenses.

Join up with your friends and allies as one team works to escort a massive battering ram into Eichenwalde Castle in an attempt to reclaim Balderich’s remains, and give them a proper burial. Meanwhile, the opposing team will have to do all it can to stop the attackers from breaking into the castle.

There isn’t a lot of information on the new map quite yet. However, we do know that players at Gamescom will be able to get some time in the Germanic setting before the map goes live for all players this September. You can check out an overview of the map below:

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