Today let’s talk about what maps could be included in Overwatch 2
So let’s get right into it. We already got 2 full playable new maps / game modes at Blizzcon 2019 for Overwatch 2 in the push map of Toronto and story map in Brazil. In some of the developer talks they discussed how the new Overwatch engine is upgraded and they will be able to do exciting new things to the maps, like new effects and larger more complex maps (like we see in Toronto preview).
They haven’t said the door is closed on making maps for Overwatch 1 but let’s assume that it is so the dev team can focus on releasing any new maps for Overwatch 2.
We already know that we will get Toronto as a new map and game mode and Brazil (Lucio’s home) as a new story mission map.
We also know that they will have to release more than just one map for a new game mode so we are already looking at the release of multiple new maps dropped at release. Which is pretty exciting!
The introduction of story missions gives us a whole new world of lore that could be infused into Overwatch just by adding things like Lucio’s recording studio and night club. And also new locations like inside of giant omnic airships!
What other maps could we see? If we pull out the very early concept maps that were released to us we see a few that have been released. But a few that could still be used.
One map that everyone has been asking for is the underwater map of Galapagos.
The Amazon is a map that could still be in the works and could have a really cool tie into Temple of Anubis.
The IRIS (was combined with India) but could still be a really cool story mission map for Zenyatta.
Although we have a lot of maps based in the US San Joaquin could be an awesome McCree or Ashe related map.
And the Bayou would definitely be an Ashe related map and tie into the Mardi Gras themed skin we got this year.
Think for a minute the possibilities, we could go into outer space in an interdimensional space ship or even to other planets (I mean we went to the moon) or an ice cavern at the north pole or the bermuda triangle.
But there are a lot more locations in some of the comics and shorts and early artwork that could easily turn into maps. Did I miss any of the important ones on your list.
According to highscoreheroes on twitter. Twitch drops have revealed a new Overwatch weekly challenge coming to Overwatch possibly this week (tomorrow). The drops show “Mardi Gras” themed sprays and notes “Overwatch Ashe Mardi Gras – bundle”.
Tuesday the 25 is “Fat Tuesday” and the day Overwatch drops new content (typically). And Wednesday the 26 is Mardi Gras so this is all looking like good possibilities. Hopefully we get a new Ashe story as well.
Stay tuned to gamewatchtoday for all the latest Overwatch News.
Here the the list counting down the top 10 most viewed Overwatch Videos on YouTube.
No Mercy 66 million views Mashed
2. Overwatch Rap Battle 53 million views Squeezie
3. Overwatch Animated Short: Dragons 33 million views Playoverwatch (official)
4. Overwatch Vs TF2 [SFM] 26 million views The Winglet
5. Overwatch Song | The Reaper | #nerdout 26 million views Nerdout
6. Overwatch Animated Short | “Infiltration” 20 million views Playoverwatch (official)
7. Overwatch Animated Short | “The last Bastion” 19 million views Playoverwatch (official)
8. Overwatch Animated Short | “Honor and Glory” 17 million views Playoverwatch (official)
9. Overwatch Animated Short | “Hero” 16 million views Playoverwatch (official)
10. Overwatch Cinematic Trailer 15 million views Playoverwatch (official)
Most of the videos come from the official Overwatch channel but the ones at the top have captured memes and hearts alike as the official / unofficial music videos about Overwatch. I mean I would pick Tracer but I’m already Tracer…
So I didn’t really learn anything from my 72 hour live stream because it was the Overwatch logo from the login screen for about 70 hours of it. I was trying to test my laptop and my internet connection for streaming and learned that both are garbage, lol. I guess secondary take away is that not everyone wants to see nonsense from a live stream *shrug* although I thought it was funny most people didn’t stay for more than a few seconds to leave a comment like “when are you going to play” or “hello”.
If you are looking for live streaming tips tho, here’s some things I have actually learned from other “professional” streamers I have talked to.
Get a face cam
Get your voice on stream
Interact with people watching your stream
Get your friends to watch your stream (when you start out)
Stream like you are putting on a show (even if no one is there)
Choose a stream format (video games, asmr, just chatting, IRL, or something else)
Choose your stream type (are you a variety streamer or do you always do the same thing)
Be entertaining (even if it means making up a streaming persona)
Get yourself out there (interact and find other streamers your size and slightly bigger this will get you friends and start your community building (networking))
Get on social media (a lot of streamers post to twitter but branch out to as many sites as possible to get your stream out there).
*bonus* wherever you stream from start a YouTube channel to post (well edited) clips from your stream.
Got more tips to add, comment below.
Will I do another nonsense stream again… Yes. I have another one planned for this week I am going to try using an external camera.