Blizzard Reveals New Overwatch Map “Eichenwalde” in Trailer

on August 16, 2016 11:19 PM

Germany is about to get some Overwatch love with the reveal of Blizzard’s next map — Eichenwalde. A castle, located near Stuttgart, Germany, has an obviously distinct look from the current set of maps.

For those wondering how Eichenwalde ties into the overarching storyline of Overwatch, Blizzard had this to say:

The site of one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis, it was here that the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich von Alder, and a handful of his best soldiers made a last stand against an advancing automaton army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight.

Seen in the preview trailer below, the map will be an escort/assault hybrid map. While there is no set date that fans can expect the new map, Blizzard has mentioned it is “coming soon.”

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