Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro is an upcoming map in Overwatch and Overwatch 2.

History[edit | edit source]

Rio during the Omnic Crisis

Rio was a battlefield during the Omnic Crisis.[1] Overwatch took part in a battle there, prevailing against the omnics.[2]

At some point after the conflict, the city was identified as a hotspot by Overwatch.[3]

Decades after the Omnic Crisis, Calado and the Vishkar Corporation were in competition for (re)development of the city. Rio's mayor favored Calado's proposal, due to the company's history with Rio. This was in the midst of protests from Rio's townsfolk, protesting against any re-development of their neighborhoods. However, as the Calado building was destroyed in a detonation (likely caused by Vishkar itself), the contract went to Vishkar. Months later, Rio had a new city center.[4]

Part of the original deal or otherwise, Vishkar secured a contract to redevelop large tracts of the city. The people were told that the development would improve their lives. However, that promise never became a reality. Vishkar imposed controls on the residents in the name of building a more orderly society: enforcing curfews, cracking down on what the company perceived as lawless behavior, and exploiting the populace as a cheap labor force. Sonic technology was employed to suppress the people. However, city resident Lúcio Correia dos Santos stole the technology and used it against Vishkar, leading a popular uprising that drove out the corporation.[5]

Known Locations[edit | edit source]

Known Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is an as-of-yet unannounced LEGO Overwatch set that will feature the Battle of Rio.[6] This battle is rumoured to be the setting of a PvE mission for Overwatch 2.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2014-11-07, Overwatch Cinematic Trailer. YouTube, accessed on 2015-04-17
  2. Bastet
  3. 2015-07-07, Soldier: 76 Origin Story | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-03
  4. Overwatch: Symmetra: A Better World
  5. Lúcio, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-08-14
  6. 2019-10-15, List of new releases for LEGO in the year 2020. Stonewars, accessed on 2019,10,22
  7. 2019-10-27, Sources: Overwatch 2 to feature PvE, new map, at least one new hero. ESPN, accessed on 2019-10-28