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New Overwatch Maps Possibly Datamined

Well it seems that Sombra isn’t the only hacker in Overwatch. 2016’s near unanimous game of the year, and one of the fastest growing games today, has got some dedicated fans. During the last update on Overwatch, some interesting discoveries were made. After a dedicated player did some digging, he found information on some possible new Overwatch maps.

New Overwatch Maps in Question

Reddit user richardGryffo data-mined the latest update on new Overwatch maps. Looking into the games files they found information on new maps. Probably. Possibly. Most likely. Now, this person does have a little bit of credibility. On the Overwatch official subreddit, the reddit user was credited with one of the first findings of the 2017 Summer Games icons while data mining. And according to them, there are 3 new maps on the way.

The first one, isn’t much of a surprise. It’s named “hlc_CP”. That of course being Horizon lunar Colony. It’s well-known that it will be a two capture Point map, so that falls in line with things.┬áThe next map listed was under the name “maunganui_es”. Now Maunganui, comes from the mountain of the same name in Tauranga, New Zealand. The ES most likely stands for escort, which would make sense because the mountain is actually open to the public. Perhaps players will need to escort a payload up and down the mountain? That would be some serious verticality! Now the final map listed is “Utopia_c”. With the previous clues used, we can assume that this will be a control map like Nepal, Oasis, lijiang Tower, and Illios. Utopia, also most likely references Symmetra’s home of Utopia, India. It’s always nice to have some lore specific Overwatch maps.

Dangers of Hype

Now, we shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves. Because this is just a rumor, we should all take this with a grain of salt, and maybe a pinch. After all, big rumors like this are part of every game’s fandom. When there isn’t a big announcement, people will make something up to get the hype going. Although this player does have some credibility, at the end of the day it’s a random person on the internet. But, I am hopeful and excited by these rumors. Nobody has disproved the existence of these files, so we can’t say for sure. It’s hard to say when we will learn about these maps in the future however. Knowing Blizzard, it could be a few months, or it could be something that doesn’t get worked on for over a year. You just never know.

But what I do know, is that I am going to be jumping all up on the moon when the newest Overwatch map.

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