Overwatch to receive new map and animated short at Gamescom

Allan Goodman
August 19, 2017

The map preview will go live on August 21, while the animated short will become available when GamesCom opens on August 23. The event takes place on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017, at 6PM local time, so mark your calendars. Players can also expect a new 3D animated short to drop a few days later on Wednesday during an event titled Blizzard Reveal ceremony.

In a recent blog post, Blizzard teased some of the content players can expect to Blizzard to reveal at Gamescom next week. If you're lucky enough to attend Gamescom, the new map will be playable at Blizzard's booth after a Monday reveal. Attendees will be able to have an early look at the new Fireside Gathering, and have chance to group raid against the Lich King, StarCraft: Remastered will also be featured on the show floor, and Attendees will be able to wield the dark arts and command legions of the dead in a Rise of the Necromancer pack, playable on PC and Playstation 4. World of Warcraft fans can witness a dungeon walkthrough that is set to be featured in Patch 7.3.

Published by parent company Activision, sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 has a 15-minute broadcast planned the following day, separate from the Blizzard reveal ceremony.

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Patch 1.14 is also significant because it adds Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch as new Arcade modes, a brand new map called Château Guillard, and hero balance changes for Junkrat, Widowmaker, Orisa and Roadhog.

Our newest StarCraft II co-op commander will be playable for the first time at the Blizzard booth-tune in to our preview video on Monday, August 21 when details are unveiled.

The news will no doubt delight Overwatch's console player-base, who have previously had next-to-no in-game options (aside from grinning and bearing it) when encountering other players that fall foul of Blizzard's Code of Conduct.

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