Overwatch: Three New Maps Possibly In The Works

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Overwatch might get three more maps this year, plus additional non-standard arenas and experiments.

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The game’s director, Jeff Kaplan, responded to a fan’s concerns on the Overwatch forums about the lack of extra maps so far for the shooter. “We currently have 3 maps in development, all past the initial playtesting phase that are ‘standard’ maps [for quick play and competitive],” Kaplan said.

“While something could always change, all 3 of those are looking likely for a release this year.”

But that’s not all Blizzard is working on for Overwatch. Kaplan revealed that there are three nonstandard maps in development too, which won’t be available for quick play and competitive. And that’s on top of “a few other experiments going on,” he said.

Overwatch has only received one new map — called Oasis — this year. But Blizzard did just introduce the tank-based character Orisa to the team shooter last month.

Currently, the game is in the middle of the Uprising seasonal event. Looking ahead, Overwatch will celebrate its first anniversary next month.

For more on the game, be sure to check out IGN’s Overwatch review.

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