With the introduction of the second season of Overwatch 2, the comeback of two old Overwatch maps—Rialto and Blizzard World—is scheduled to arrive on December 6, according to Blizzard. The game’s several new additions, including the contentious map rotation system that will add brand-new maps and temporarily remove parts of the existing ones, will debut next week.
Since the release of Overwatch 2 Season 1, there were a lot of elements and updates offered by the company which includes new characters, maps, and items. The switch to a freemium model was marked by the release of Overwatch 2. The studio felt compelled to implement additional revenue strategies, such as a season pass and a store, to keep up with the game’s ever-evolving business model. Even though the game faced issues on the release day due to DDoS attacks, Overwatch 2 still got so much success with 25 million copies sold within the first ten days.
Although there are still plenty of people who aren’t happy with the adjustments made, it’s clear that the first season was a huge success, as it dominated the conversation on social networks when it came out. The announcement of Ramattra as another new hero of Overwatch 2 at the Overwatch League Grand Finals has piqued the interest of a large number of fans, who are eagerly awaiting the start of Season 2.
In the latest blog article on Blizzard’s official site, the developers have discussed many new Overwatch 2 features that were teased in the Season 2 trailer in greater detail. There’s a great deal of stuff to sift through in the blog, but the devs did specify which of the current maps will remain and which will rotate out momentarily as part of the upcoming map rotation feature.
The new map Shambali Monastery is arriving in the game. But alongside that, we will also get the two old maps ‘Rialto and Blizzard World’ that were included in the main Overwatch edition but not available in OW2. Most players are desperately looking forward to its inclusion in Season 2. The Hollywood and Watchpoint: Gibraltar are the two maps that are removed from the title in the next season. But, both of these maps will be removed from the temporary map pool for use in ordinary matchmaking sessions – these maps, along with the others that are presently out of rotation, will still be featured in custom modes. Additionally, Blizzard has stated that there will be a new daytime in Oasis and Nepal maps, which will give players a new perspective.
Even though many gamers are excited about the latest upgrades, some have voiced their displeasure with Blizzard’s judgment to rotate maps and have argued that players should not be rejoicing over the comeback of earlier maps. It is currently unknown if or when Blizzard will reverse their decision to apply map rotation, though it’s expected to remain in place for Season 2.