At this years Gamescom, we got some fantastic new announcements from the Overwatch team. Not only did we get a new animated short as predicted, but with it came a new map and skin! What makes these even cooler is how they all connect. Since the new map is a control point, it comes with three different parts to it. One of the maps is the MEKA base where the animated short takes place, with a few little easter eggs referencing it.
Overwatch New Map – Busan
The Sanctuary section of Busan is easily the prettiest of the three. This map features beautiful trees and temples, as well as some lovely tiger statues guarding the entrance to various parts of the map. Behind one of the spawns you can see the back of the MEKA base- another map in the trio. Check out screenshots of Busan Sanctuary below!
Busan MEKA Base
The second map in this small series is where D.Va and her teammates live and work. Featuring a huge open area over the point, this is a great sniping map, and low ceilings make it super easy for Hammond to reposition himself. Another cool thing about this map are the moving walls on each edge of the objective, a mechanic we’ve never seen in a map before. Here it is:
Downtown explores the urban side of Busan, featuring karaoke bars, an arcade, and even a working DDR machine! The buildings each sport bright, flashy ads, showing off the latest in food, drink, and movies. A couple of them have roofs you can stand on, making for excellent sniping perches, with one roof even including a huge inflatable cow (new hero revealed?). Personally, this is my favourite map of the three, and I can’t wait for it to hit the live servers.
Overwatch – New Animated Short
Overwatch’s highly anticipated new short was released on the same day as the map announcement, this time centred around D.Va and her life in Korea. We also see her friend Daehyun, who’s an engineer (I think) in the MEKA team. Check it out below!
Overwatch – New D.Va Skin
At the very end of the short, we also get a look at an in game render of what looks like a brand new D.Va skin. Judging by the aesthetic, it looks like an Epic rather than a Legendary, purely because it looks like a recolour of the classic. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t look awesome- I can’t wait to fly around Busan looking like a can of Mountain Dew.