the new patch is live in Overwatch
, adding the promised
cosmetic update along with a launch of Blizzard World, a new Assault/Escort map
for the multiplayer shooter. Though the new map is now live for Quick Play (and
Custom) games, it won't enter the competitive rotation until the start of Season
9. Here are the highlights:
New Assault/Escort Map: Blizzard World
Relive where you took your first steps in Azeroth, where you confronted the Lord
of Terror, and where you spawned your first zerg rush—all of these epic memories
come together on Overwatch’s newest Assault/Escort hybrid map, Blizzard World!
This theme park brings the magic of Blizzard’s many worlds into one place so
your most epic memories can come to life as you attack and defend the payload
across Azeroth, Tristram, and the Koprulu Sector.
The Blizzard World map will be disabled in Competitive Play until the start of
Season 9. It will be available in Quick Play and Custom Games starting today.
Starting now, loot boxes have been infused with over 100 cosmetics inspired by
Blizzard World, Overwatch animated shorts, and more! Collect new legendary
skins, including: Barbarian Zarya, Black Cat D.Va, Crusader Reinhardt, Ecopoint:
Antarctica Mei, Kabuki Hanzo, and emotes such as Mercy’s Parasol, Sombra’s
Marioneta, and Tracer’s Bomb Spin. Additionally, players will discover new
highlight intros like Bastion’s Reconfigure, Soldier: 76’s Lights Out, Winston’s
Roll, and many more.