Overwatch has unveiled its first new map called Eichenwalde, a German castle, at Gamescom 2016. During a livestream event, Blizzard told viewers Eichenwalde is the birthplace of Bastion and a fly-through video of the new map shows a handful of destroyed robots that look similar to Bastion. “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,” says the map’s official description. “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.”
Eichenwalde will be a hybrid assault/escort map where players will have to escort a battering ram to Eichenwalde Castle. Of course if they’re on the opposing team, they will have to prevent the battering ram from reaching the castle. The map is scheduled to be added to Overwatch this September.
Later this week, Blizzard will also release its next Overwatch animated short called “The Last Bastion.” Gamers are hopeful that we will finally find out the real truth behind the mysterious character named Sombra. For now, view a detailed gallery of Eichenwalde below.
Overwatch’s first new map: Eichenwalde.