It’s about time we get a new map in Overwatch’s rotation, and Actvision Blizzard announced just that at Gamescom Today! Introducing Eichenwalde, a hybrid assault/escort map taking place in a beautiful German Castle, where attacking players must escort a battering ram, while the defending team attempts to stop them (of course.)
Eichenwalde in Overwatch lore was described via a live-stream as the birthplace of the Bastion everyone’s favourite tank/turret/bird-lover/Robot. Blizzard’s fly-through video of the new map shows a handful of destroyed Bastion robots littered throughout the map. Eichenwalde was also described as having a “very vertical” portion of the map.
The map official description also sets it as a high point in the Omnic crisis:
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. 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 is set to release some time next month. You can get a closer look at Eichenwalde with the Fly-by trailer above or with the Gallery below!