Blizzard’s hero shooter Overwatch 2 is set to launch its third season on Feb. 7, introducing an all-new map to the game. Antarctic Peninsula will expand on the tiny map of Ecopoint: Antarctica, which was added to the original Overwatch in 2016. The new map is a Control-type map, the first new map of that type for Overwatch 2 and the first built expressly with the game’s 5v5 team structure in mind. Players will have something important to interact with on the game’s new map: penguins. Antarctic Peninsula will also help answer some questions about Mei’s past and offer hints of things “even more exciting about the story to come” in Overwatch 2. Lead narrative designer Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie hints that there’s also a tease of Overwatch 2’s future hidden in Antarctic Peninsula.
Today: December 11, 2023