Ecopoint: Antarctica

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Ecopoint: Antarctica
Ecopoint Antarctica BlizzCon 2016.png


Ecopoint: Antarctica is an Arena map in Overwatch.

Background[edit | edit source]

Maintained by Overwatch, the ecopoint served as a monitoring station for the study of Earth's changing climate.

Disaster struck the station when it was hit by a polar storm,[1] damaging the station's solar array.[2] Cut off from the outside world, the scientists were left stranded in the damaged facility. As their supplies dwindled, they entered cryostasis in a last-ditch effort to survive until a rescue attempt could be made.

Rescue came years later, but Dr. Mei-Ling Zhou was the only survivor. By this point, Overwatch was no more, and the eco-watchpoints had ceased to operate.[1]

Layout[edit | edit source]

Unlike every other map, Ecopoint: Antarctica contains no health packs. The map is modular, with six core habitat modules. These are as follows:

  • Crew Quarters
  • Storage
  • Cryo lab
  • Engineering
  • Battery
  • Climatology (monitoring station)

Staff[edit | edit source]

The base's staff consisted of the following:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The map was revealed during BlizzCon 2016.[3]
  • There is a door in the scientist's private quarters with a note on it saying ''Happy Birthday to Mei'' Which could suggest that Mei woke up before and went back into cryostasis before she was eventually found.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mei, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-11-07
  2. 2016-11-23, Ecopoint: Antarctica Lore. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-25-11
  3. 2016-11-04, Opening Ceremony, BlizzCon 2016