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.

Map Mode Reveal Date Release Date
Uk.png King's Row Hybrid 2014-11-07 7 November 2014
(Overwatch announced)
2016-05-2424 May 2016
(Overwatch released)
Jp.png Hanamura Assault
Eg.png Temple of Anubis
Ow.png Watchpoint: Gibraltar Escort 2015-03-10 10 March 2015
Nb.png Numbani Hybrid 2015-08-05 5 August 2015
Ru.png Volskaya Industries Assault
Mx.png Dorado Escort 2015-11-066 November 2015
Us.png Hollywood Hybrid
Cn.png Lijiang Tower Control 2016-02-09 9 February 2016
Np.png Nepal
Gr.png Ilios 2016-03-08 8 March 2016
Us.png Route 66 Escort 2016-03-22 22 March 2016
Br.png Estádio das Rãs Summer Games, Lúcioball 2016-08-02 2 August 2016
De.png Eichenwalde Hybrid 2016-08-16 16 August 2016 2016-09-01 1 September 2016
Ow.png Ecopoint: Antarctica Elimination 2016-11-15 15 November 2016
Iq.png Oasis Control 2016-11-04 4 November 2016 2017-01-03 3 January 2017
De.png Black Forest Elimination 2017-05-23 23 May 2017
Mx.png Castillo
Eg.png Necropolis
Ho.png Horizon Lunar Colony Assault 2017-05-31 31 May 2017 2017-06-20 20 June 2017
Au.png Sydney Harbour Arena Summer Games, Lúcioball 2017-08-08 8 August 2017
Fr.png Château Guillard Deathmatch 2017-08-29 29 August 2017
Au.png Junkertown Escort 2017-08-21 21 August 2017 2017-09-19 19 September 2017
Us.png Blizzard World Hybrid 2017-11-03 3 November 2017 2018-01-23 23 January 2018
Th.png Ayutthaya Capture the Flag 2018-02-08 8 February 2018
It.png Rialto Escort 2018-04-04 4 April 2018 2018-05-03 3 May 2018
Jo.png Petra Deathmatch 2018-05-19 19 May 2018
Kr.png Busan Stadium Summer Games, Lúcioball 2018-08-09 9 August 2018
Kr.png Busan Control 2018-08-22 22 August 2018 2018-09-11 11 September 2018
Fr.png Paris Assault 2019-01-30 30 January 2019 2019-02-19 19 February 2019
Cu.png Havana Escort 2019-04-15 15 April 2019 2019-05-07 7 May 2019
Workshop Chamber Workshop 2020-02-25 25 February 2020
Workshop Expanse
Workshop Island
Jp.png Kanezaka Deathmatch 2020-12-16 16 December 2020 12 January, 2021
Br.png Rio de Janeiro ??? 2019-11-01 1 November 2019
(Overwatch 2 announced)
TBA
(Overwatch 2 release)
Ca.png Toronto Push
Se.png Gothenburg ???
Mc.png Monte Carlo Escort
In.png India ??? 2021-02-19 19 February 2021
(Blizzconline)
TBA
(Overwatch 2 release)
It.png Rome Push[1]
Us.png New York Hybrid[1]

Trivia

  • 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.
  • India was first shown off in the Overwatch 2 Gameplay trailer at BlizzCon 2019, but was not officially named or announced until BlizzConline.
  • Gothenburg was first shown to be an Assault map in the Overwatch 2 Gameplay trailer at BlizzCon 2019, but later during BlizzConline, Jeff Kaplan confirmed that the game mode would be retired from competitive, and that there will be no new Assault maps in Overwatch 2.

References

  • 1.01.1 2021-02-19, Behind the Scenes of Overwatch 2. YouTube, accessed on 2021-02-19
  • 2018-10-23, Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Answers Overwatch Developer Update | October 2018 Update | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2019-01-01
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