During Blizzconline 2021, the Overwatch 2 team finally gave fans something. They revealed two new maps set in cities that have never been seen or mentioned in Overwatch to date. Rome and New York were announced as two new maps for Overwatch 2. Here is a look at the two new maps.
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Rome absolutely has a futuristic Overwatch feel but it still gives off its ancient vibes. Between the Colosseum, the statues and even the chariot racing track, there is little to no doubt that the Overwatch 2 team captured the feel of the city correctly.
One of the things that was not known about this map was what type of game mode this map would have. Just by looking at what they showed, it feels like a bigger map. That said it does not seem like an Escort map as some of the areas did not have room for a payload. Instead, it looks like either a Hybrid or more likely a Control map. There is a chance that it ends up being some new game mode that was hinted at during the Overwatch 2 panel.
There is no doubt that the Overwatch 2 team has been traveling around and been working hard on getting the feel for these cities. The New York map very much feels like it has the same aesthetic as New York. They hit the biggest buildings like Grand Central Station but even get the feel of smaller things like the cafes and fire stations of the villages.
As for the map typing on this one, it feels much more like an Escort or Hybrid map mode. With all of the roads that were shown and the Grand Central Station building feeling like an endpoint for a map, both of those modes would make sense. Again, none of this was confirmed or revealed, this is just speculation.
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