Oasis

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Oasis
Oasis map2.jpg

Type
Control
Location
Iraq
Terrain
City area

Oasis is a Control map in Overwatch.

Official Description[edit | edit source]

Oasis is one of the world's most advanced cities, a shining jewel rising from the Arabian Desert. A monument to human ingenuity and invention, researchers and academics from around the region came together to found a city dedicated to scientific progress without restraints. 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.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Oasis is set in the Arabian desert of Iraq. It was founded by a collective of eight leading scientists, led by Ibrahim Hassoun, Anya Al-Shahrani, Youssef al-Jabiri, and Mehmet Farhat.[2] They were looking for a way to push the boundaries of what modern science at the time could do, albeit hindered by regulations. To that end they founded Oasis as a testament to the ingenuity of humanity. In their minds, what better way to do so than by turning a desolate landscape into one of the most technologically advanced and wondrous cities in the world, which could serve as a hub for unrestricted scientific endeavor.[3] (The Ministry of Geology, led by Dr. Al-Shahrani, spearheaded the effort by developing cutting-edge technology that could sustain a thriving city in a desert environment.)[2]

As per its goal for advancing human knowledge, Oasis has one of the most highly educated populations on Earth, served by a state-of-the-art university and a database of all the world's known existing printed material. It also ranks as one of the safest cities due to its usage of advanced predictive surveillance and crime modeling.[2] Inhabitants also enjoy access to a wide range of world-class amenities, such as the verdant Abu Hassoun Gardens, temperature controlled streets, the luxurious Gilded Tower Hotel, and the elBuffi restaurant, considered the best dining establishment in the world.[2] Perhaps the only cause for concern is the growing city's heavy traffic, for which the Ministry of Transportation has issued a public advisory. One of Oasis' most recognizable landmarks is an enigmatic tower that remains under construction for an indefinite period of time. Already the world's tallest building, it is slated to become the tallest freestanding structure of any kind. It is believed that the project is part of the city's ever-expanding computational and data collecting efforts. The Vishkar Corporation desires to have a presence in the city.[4]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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Each turn is played on one of the three sections of the map:

  • City Center
  • Gardens
  • University

Trivia[edit | edit source]

In progress shot of the map shown at BlizzCon 2016
  • The map was revealed during BlizzCon 2016.
  • Oasis features Overwatch's second jump pad, after Lúcioball.
  • Oasis was added to the PTR on November 29, 2016[1] and to the live versions on January 3, 2017.[5]
  • It is the first Control map to not feature the MV-261 Orca as the spawn room for each team.

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2016-11-29, Overwatch PTR Now Available - November 22, 2016 Battle.net, accessed on 2016-11-29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2017-01-03 Oasis Travel Tips Playoverwatch.com, accessed on 2017-01-08
  3. 2016-12-02, BlizzCon 2016 Overwatch: What’s New Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-01-06
  4. Overwatch, Symmetra Quotes
  5. 2017-01-03, Overwatch Patch Notes – January 3, 2017 Battle.net, accessed on 2017-01-03