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First Impressions of "Eichenwalde", the New Overwatch Map

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Our team at Gamescom have managed to test the new map coming to Overwatch on the play stations at Gamescom! Check out some of their first impressions of the map, as well as a recap of what we already know!

So, first of all. Just in case you missed our announcement news, you can watch a cinematic preview of the map below:

As you can tell, there is an exterior and interior portion to the map. Here's what our team had to say about it:

  • It's a hybrid map (Assault the point/Payload) with only 2 checkpoints.
  • With so many good places to hide, be prepared for the "Bastion hiding behind the wall waiting for you" trick.
  • The interior part of the map is VERY narrow.
  • Heroes such as Pharah are going to struggle inside, just as she does on the Lighthouse portion of the Illios map when fighting on the point.
  • It will be a VERY strong map for builder heroes, such as Torb and Symmetra, as well as for Junkrat.
  • We might see this being a good map for Lucio given the recent changes to wall-riding.
  • Time will tell if people will be able to get a decent D.va ultimate off without the use of a Zarya/Reinhardt ultimate to help, given the amount of things to hide behind.
  • Winston will most likely be very strong as well, due to the close quarters nature of the interior, as well as heroes such as Genji and Reaper. 
  • Pharah will be fine on the exterior parts of the map, as well as being a strong map for Mercy.

When testing the game, they were sat at the play stations, surrounded by Overwatch themed accessories. Here's what they looked like:

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There's no doubt that it's a dream station for any big Overwatch fan, but all of the gear you see above is available from Razer, so make sure to grab what you want!

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24 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

Hiding spots, Torb friendly. Narrow halls?

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GET OUT WITH YOUR TORB MAIN :(

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2 hours ago, Blainie said:

GET OUT WITH YOUR TORB MAIN :(

Torb is love, torb is life. he loves his turret and he can love you too

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1 hour ago, demonardvark said:

Torb is love, torb is life. he loves his turret and he can love you too

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tbh I already get enough torb loving as Mercy

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9 minutes ago, Blainie said:

tbh I already get enough torb loving as Mercy

Know how you feel... Mercy is my main and god I hate these turrets... -______________-

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We played the map many times and almost every time we played Torbjorn on defense :p There's like a huge chokepoint at the beginning and if you set up turrets there, it's hard to get through.

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13 minutes ago, Damien said:

There's like a huge chokepoint at the beginning and if you set up turrets there, it's hard to get through.

Me do not like that XD will probably hate playing offense on that one if it's the case :(

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