21 May 2021 9:56 AM +00:00

Rome, Rio & Toronto are all coming to Overwatch 2 in the future

Overwatch's Anniversary event has just started, celebrating the game's fifth anniversary, and now we have five new Overwatch 2 maps to talk about? It's like poetry; It rhymes.

Overwatch's fight is going global in a new way as Blizzard has confirmed that several key cities around the world will be represented by brand-new maps in Overwatch 2. We don't know if this is the extent of it yet, as more Overwatch 2 news is expected later in the year, but here's everything we know about the new maps so far.

New Overwatch 2 Maps

During Overwatch's Developer Stream, we got the chance to look at several new locations in-game. What you're going to see below is straight from the source, but this doesn't guarantee that the maps will remain looking like this when the game eventually releases.

We can imagine that Blizzard is going to run a sweep or two to make sure things are as balanced as they can be.

New York City - Hybrid Map

Firstly, we have The Big Apple. The New York City map looks like it will offer a comfortable mix of long sightlines and flanking routes to make this equally as exciting for Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, and Tracer.

Grand Central Station, Engine 11, and Jephs Corner Pizza are just three of the POI in this new location.

Toronto - Push Map

Next up, we got a brand new look at Toronto. New-Hero Sojourn deserves some representation, right? As a Push map, the main feature of this location is the central U-Bend path. This is a flankers dream and will make protecting your Tank vital.


The Hotel Montebianco, bright Maple Leaf Trees, and parody-cafe Tim Fordsons are just some of the POIs in this new map.


Rome - Push Map

Rome, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, is finally coming to Overwatch and has been revealed as one of the new Overwatch 2 maps. It looks like there's going to be quite a few tight spots in Rome; You'll need to keep your guard up to avoid getting caught out.


Rome's iconic Colosseum is a key feature of this map, but the numerous beautiful fountains and Zephyrus vs Maximus are both being penned as POIs.


Monte Carlo - Escort Map

The luxurious Monte Carlo is the fourth map that was revealed during Blizzard's Development Update recently. Each stage of the map is going to force both Attackers and Defenders to adapt their playstyle to ensure victory.


Auto-Pilot cars line the streets and Flying Yachts cruise overhead. Monte Carlo is full of bright lights and sparkles.


Rio de Janeiro - Escort Map

Lastly, we got a better look at Rio de Janeiro's representation in Overwatch 2. The narrow Favela streets are counterbalanced by the open interior of Lucio's club and the sprawling sands of the Rio coastline to offer a fairly balanced map.


Lucio's Club Sinestia is the key POI in Rio, but the Payload has received a Carnival-inspired makeover and we can't wait.

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