Overwatch Oasis is the newest map from the Blizzard Entertainment-created title. The game has garnered massive popularity since its release in May 2016. And it has been increasing its fan following with its continuous updates.
Just in time for the new year, a new map dubbed Oasis has been rolled out for players to enjoy. Get all the updates about the Overwatch‘s newest map, its features, and why a map riddled with reckless cars actually makes fans even more excited than they should be.
Overwatch Oasis: Everything about the newest map!
Today, Blizzard announced that the latest map for its competitive team-based shooter title will be called Oasis. It is currently playable on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the primary servers for the PC version of the game.
A report from The Verge reveals that the map is for the Control game type. Aesthetically, it is set in a modern desert city, complete with glowing buildings and structures, lined with beautiful palm trees.
In addition, players will have to avoid Oasis’ busy vehicle traffic, riddled with NPCs who are terrible drivers. The same outlet notes that announcement of Oasis was made alongside Overwatch‘s newest hero Sombra, during Blizzcon held last November. Since then, the map was only available for play on the Overwatch Public Test Region servers. Today, however, players worldwide can officially take on head-to-head action in Oasis.
There's trouble in paradise!
— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) January 3, 2017
Overwatch Oasis: Learn the map’s history and interesting features
Interestingly, Blizzard released a statement regarding the backstory of the game’s newest map.
The statement reads, “Researchers and academics from around the region came together to found a city dedicated to scientific progress without restraints — a monument to human ingenuity and invention. The city and its inhabitants are governed by the Ministries, a collection of brilliant minds who possess many secrets that have attracted the interest of powerful organizations from around the world.”
As for features, the most notable element of Oasis are its jump pads, which are a first for the game. Before the release of the map, Blizzard mentioned how jump pads are not just simply a means for getting around. Rather, players can also use these to amplify some Ultimate abilities, such as McCree’s. More importantly however, moving traffic as previously mentioned, is deadly.
Want a vacation?
Jump into the game and travel to Oasis—a new Control map now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! 🗺🌴💎 pic.twitter.com/zGRQkxX0KW
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 3, 2017