New Overwatch Map Blizzard World Gets Release Date

Revealed during Blizzcon 2017, the next big map for Overwatch finally has a realease date: Blizzard World is set to arrive on January 23. The...
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    Revealed during Blizzcon 2017, the next big map for Overwatch finally has a realease date: Blizzard World is set to arrive on January 23. The official Blizzard Twitter account is distributing tickets to the fictional theme park that you can download here, just in case you want to feel like you're going on an actual amusement park vacation. However, as we learned during last year's Blizzcon Overwatch interview, Blizzard World is not a real place that the company is secretly building--not yet anyway.

    The Blizzard World Overwatch map has a theme park style with attractions modeled after various Blizzard properties, including Starcraft and Warcraft; you can check out our initial impressions after playing in it for the first time here. The map has been available on PTR since last year, but its move to the official game means it will finally be available for Xbox One and PS4 players to try out.

    In addition to the new map, game director Jeff Kaplan mentioned recently that even more characters, maps, and events are on the way to Overwatch in 2018. And the next big event coming up is based around the Lunar New Year, which will likely launch around the time of the Chinese New Year on February 16.

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. AlienFreek01
    Hasn't this map been on PTR for over 2 months? Why hasn't it released yet
    1. VinnyHaw
      They needed more testing. It's the most expensive map to run (resource wise). They've updated the map a few times with fixes to glitches and optimizations so you don't drop frames in certain spots. Remember, having thousands of people test the map for 2 months will help gather a lot more information than a qa team of 4 or so people.