Overwatch Shows Off Its Latest Map, Petra

by Suriel Vazquez on May 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM

As part of its upcoming anniversary event (which also includes a few new skins), Overwatch will include a brand new map, Petra.

Overwatch has based several of its maps on real-life cities, and if that's the case with Petra, this map takes us to Southwestern Jordan. It looks like it, too, with remnants of the Nabatean empire embedded deep within dense cliffsides. Of course, this all mixes with Overwatch's cybernetic aesthetic, with computers, a virtual globe, and a traveling tent all set up around the area.

The area seems to revolve around a central hub with a narrow ledge overlooking it, making for some exciting play potential. It then spokes off into various interior hallways that are the hallmark of surprise encounters. If you watch the brief trailer, you'll notice a lack of a payload or capture point, which means this is Deathmatch map.