Overwatch update brings new Oasis map

Posted on January 4, 2017

The newest Overwatch map, shown a few months ago, is finally available for all platforms.

Patch 2.02 brings the Oasis map exclusively, with no character balancing or patching to speak of, this iteration. With a number of players calling for patches to known glitches, the exploiting of which has seen players banned, as well as further balancing to arguably OP characters, this will been seen as fortunate for some, but not so much for others.

The new map is a Control map (like Nepal and Illios) set in the Arabian Desert. The map features three rather unique control points, as well as jump pads and some hazardous traffic which players can use to their advantage.

Blizzard released some additional details about Oasis, saying:

“There’s trouble in paradise as conflict breaks out in Oasis, a brand-new Control map set in one of the world’s most advanced cities, a shining jewel rising from the Arabian Desert.

Researchers and academics from around the region came together to found a city dedicated to scientific progress without restraints – a monument to human ingenuity and invention. The city and its inhabitants are governed by the Ministries, a collection of brilliant minds who possess many secrets that have attracted the interest of powerful organizations from around the world.”

Blizzard are also working on multiple new heroes, maps and game modes which they hope to release this year, according to their developer update on YouTube.