The big news in today’s Overwatch 2 PvP live stream is that competitions will be reduced from six players per side to five, with blocked role-playing teams supporting two, two DPS and one tank. It’s a big change that sparked a lot of conversation, but it wasn’t the only one that Blizzard had to show off. We also saw some of the new PvP maps that were on the way, including New York, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Monte Carlo, and a new look of Torbjorn.
The mission of the history of Rio has already been seen, but now we can see the map of Rio & # 39; s Escort:
Pace this Rio rhythm to Overwatch 2. Points of Interest: 🐸 Club Sinestesia🐸 Peacock Payloadea Oh! Lucio-Oh’s! pic.twitter.com/8gFxkyN2NyMay 20, 2021
New York City is a hybrid PvP map:
Enjoy a slice of New York between battles in Overwatch 2. Points of Interest: 🏛️ Grand Central Terminal🚒 Motor 11🍕 Jephs Corner Pizza pic.twitter.com/BqxpOvuaYjMay 20, 2021
The map of New York also contains a couple of Easter eggs dedicated to former gaming director Jeff Kaplan. Did you catch them? With a little help from Polygon, here is a clue.
Rome is designed for the new Push mode, a turn on payload modes that sees two teams fighting to control a robot pushing barriers back and forth across a map. The mode has undergone several changes since it was introduced at BlizzCon in 2019.
Walk the streets of Rome on Overwatch 2. Points of interest: 🏛️ Colosseum ⛲ Beautiful fountains🆚 Zephyrus vs. Maximus pic.twitter.com/aqWLERRl6fMay 20, 2021
Toronto was also included, but I'm sure we've seen it before. However, as a good Canadian boy, I am obliged to include:
Toronto Winter Weather at Overwatch 2 Points of Interest: 🏨 Montebianco Hotel☕ Tim Fordsons🍁 Maple Leaf Trees pic.twitter.com/FwJNo5y5j8May 20, 2021
The highlight of the map showcase was the unveiling of the new Monte Carlo map, a magnificent illuminated escort map that includes flying yachts, autopilot cars and opulence as far as you can see.
Race to the Monte Carlo finish line in Overwatch 2. Places of Interest: 🏎️ Autopilots✨ Sparkles🛥️ Flying Yachts pic.twitter.com/tlE6d8UJ8RMay 20, 2021
Blizzard also revealed an updated version of Overwatch 2 for Torbjorn, which is "tougher in battle" for the new game. There are also new UI and HUD changes for some heroes, including Mercy and Zenyatta.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Overwatch 2, including the release date, but it looks like Blizzard is finally ready to start taking it seriously: more about what’s to come in the game will be revealed later this year. If you missed the real-time PvP stream of Overwatch 2, you can see it all below.
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