New Overwatch Map Revealed: Eichenwalde

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Overwatch‘s first permanent, free map, Eichenwalde has been revealed at Gamescom 2016. This is among the first of the free maps that Blizzard will release during Overwatch‘s lifespan. Fans are on the edge of their seats for this new Overwatch map.

Eichenwalde is a German village, where a key battle in the Omnic crisis occurred. Balderich von Alder, and a group of his best soldiers took a last stand against an Omnic onslaught. Balderich and his men were defeated by the massive Omnic force, but this skirmish allowed for the German military to push the army back, and ultimately take the battle.

The new Overwatch map is an Assault/Escort hybrid, similar to NumBani, Hollywood and King’s Row. The attacking team are to escort a battering ram to Eichenwalde Castle, overlooking the village, so they can reclaim Balerich’s remains, whilst the opposing team must prevent the castle from being breached.

Many users are also combing the video for hints about new characters, specifically Sombra, a supposed stealth hero, with hints about them being scattered throughout the game, from character quotes, to environmental elements.