Not to be one to miss out Gamescom announcements, Blizzard have some new Overwatch related announcements to share with fans.
First up is a new Control map that will see Overwatch players duking it out in South Korea.
In Control game modes, two teams fight over a series of objective areas in a best-of-three format. This means that there is no distinction to attacking or defending teams like in other game modes. Control is a chaotic mode that’s all about speed and positioning. So it will be interesting to see how players use mobility and team work to gain optimal map control on Busan.
There’s a lot of chaos in Control games as teams try to push one another off the point, so I would expect Busan to feature lots of different paths to the capture areas, and thus lots of close-quarters fighting for dominance in these lanes.
The official description of the new Control map reads:
Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.
Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad. Teams must fight to hold each of the three stages to establish complete control of the city that refuses to surrender its way of life to any threat.
But they’re not done with just the new map reveal. Blizzard also dropped a new animated short that reveals some of the backstory of D.Va. Everyone’s favorite mech-piloting badass is ready to blast the enemy to pieces. But as we see from this new short, even the best people sometimes crack under pressure. And in typical Overwatch fashion, things mostly work out in the end.
Check out both the new animated short, featuring D.Va, and the new preview trailer for the Busan Control map down below. Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.