List of maps by release date

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There were originally 12 maps at the launch of the game for Standard Play (three for Assault, Escort, Hybrid, and Control). Since then, 9 additional maps have been added. New maps are released roughly every 4 months.

Arcade maps are released arbitrarily, but they often come with an event.

Alongside the launch of Overwatch 2, "multiple" new maps for each of the core game modes, including the new Push mode, will be released. So far, four of these maps have been announced.

Standard Play[edit | edit source]

Map Mode Reveal Date Release Date
Japan Hanamura Assault 2014-11-07 7 November 2014
(Overwatch announced)
2016-05-2424 May 2016
(Overwatch released)
Egypt Temple of Anubis
United Kingdom King's Row Hybrid
Overwatch base Watchpoint: Gibraltar Escort 2015-03-10 10 March 2015
Numbani Numbani Hybrid 2015-08-05 5 August 2015
Russia Volskaya Industries Assault
Mexico Dorado Escort 2015-11-066 November 2015
USA Hollywood Hybrid
China Lijiang Tower Control 2016-02-09 9 February 2016
Nepal Nepal
Greece Ilios Control 2016-03-08 8 March 2016
USA Route 66 Escort 2016-03-22 22 March 2016
Germany Eichenwalde Hybrid 2016-08-16 16 August 2016 2016-09-01 1 September 2016
Iraq Oasis Control 2016-11-04 4 November 2016 2017-01-03 3 January 2017
The Moon Horizon Lunar Colony Assault 2017-05-31 31 May 2017 2017-06-20 20 June 2017
Australia Junkertown Escort 2017-08-21 21 August 2017 2017-09-19 19 September 2017
USA Blizzard World Hybrid 2017-11-03 3 November 2017 2018-01-23 23 January 2018
Italy Rialto Escort 2018-04-04 4 April 2018 2018-05-03 3 May 2018
South Korea Busan Control 2018-08-22 22 August 2018 2018-09-11 11 September 2018
France Paris Assault 2019-01-30 30 January 2019 2019-02-19 19 February 2019
Cuba Havana Escort 2019-04-15 15 April 2019 2019-05-07 7 May 2019
Brazil Rio de Janeiro ??? 2019-11-01 1 November 2019
(Overwatch 2 announced)
TBA
(Overwatch 2 release)
Canada Toronto Push
Sweden Gothenburg Assault [1]
Monaco Monte Carlo ???

Arcade[edit | edit source]

Map Mode Release Date
Overwatch base Ecopoint: Antarctica Elimination 2016-11-15 15 November 2016
Germany Black Forest Elimination 2017-05-23 23 May 2017
Mexico Castillo
Egypt Necropolis
France Château Guillard Deathmatch 2017-08-29 29 August 2017
Thailand Ayutthaya Capture the Flag 2018-02-08 8 February 2018
Jordan Petra Deathmatch 2018-05-19 19 May 2018

Brawls[edit | edit source]

Map Event Brawl Release Date
Brazil Estádio das Rãs Summer Games Lúcioball 2016-08-02 2 August 2016
Australia Sydney Harbour Arena Summer Games Lúcioball 2017-08-08 8 August 2017
South Korea Busan Stadium Summer Games Lúcioball 2018-08-09 9 August 2018

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Maps are usually released in January, May, and September.
    • The September map is usually revealed during gamescom alongside an animated short. In 2018, Busan and the animated short Shooting Star were revealed at the Korean Fan Festival instead, which happened simultaneously with gamescom. In 2019, Blizzard did not attend gamescom and thus no map was announced there.
    • The January map used to be revealed during BlizzCon alongside an animated short and a new hero; however, as of 2018, Blizzard has stopped doing this. Their reasoning is that they felt map announcements lose their impact if they are announced too early.[2]
  • Rialto and Havana were revealed through Overwatch Archives, and were both playable for the event before they were released for standard gameplay.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019-11-01, Overwatch 2 Gameplay Trailer. YouTube, accessed on 2019-11-03
  2. 2018-10-23, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Answers Overwatch Developer Update | October 2018 Update | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2019-01-01