Following the initial Blizzcon 2019 reveal for Overwatch 2, Blizzard unveiled even more information regarding new content for Overwatch and Overwatch 2. Four new maps were announced at the show this year and they will be included in both games. These maps carry on the Overwatch tradition of being based on real world locations from across the globe.

In the most surprising news related to Overwatch this week, Blizzard announced just how much will shared between from Overwatch and its sequel. Both games will, for the foreseeable future following Overwatch 2's launch, get all new maps and heroes that are released for the Overwatch universe. Progression, levels, and unlocked cosmetics will carry over between games as well, but the fine details of this unusual arrangement have yet to be revealed.

The first new map, that was briefly shown off in the trailers, is Toronto. This is the first look players are getting at Overwatch's depiction of a futuristic Canada. The urban map is designed with the brand new Push mode in mind, according to the developers. The map features everything players might expect from a stereotypical Canadian setting, which includes maple trees, plenty of snow and ice, and of course, a statue of a hockey player. How quaint.

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Another map being added for Overwatch 2 is Rio De Janeiro. Based on the Brazilian city, this bright map seems to take influence from the favelas and architecture of the real world city. It was also revealed that a variant of this map will be one of the settings for the game's new PvE story mode, which is only available in Overwatch 2.

Not much is known about the other two maps, Monte Carlo and Gothenburg. The latter is based on the Swedish town where Reinhardt, Brigitte, and Torbjorn hail from. Both of these are multiplayer maps that will be available to Overwatch players when they launch, presumably alongside Overwatch 2 sometime in 2020.

The gameplay trailer for Overwatch 2 only showed a sneak peak of Toronto and the other new maps, but it is worth checking out to try and dig for more clues. For now, there is plenty of new content coming to Overwatch during the next year while we eagerly await a release date for Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: Gamespot