By Bryan Smith on August 16, 2016 at 7:02pm
At Gamescom 2016, Blizzard revealed the first new map (after the game's launch) for "Overwatch" called Eichenwalde.
Revealed at gamescom 2016, Eichenwalde is an Assault/Escort hybrid map set in an abandoned village on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany.
The site of one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis, it was here that the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich von Alder, and a handful of his best soldiers made a last stand against an advancing automaton army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight.
On this map, one team must escort a battering ram to Eichenwalde Castle to reclaim Balderich’s remains from their current resting place, while the opposing team does everything in its power to thwart the keep from being breached.
When the new map will release isn't known, but with the amount of detail and work shown, the wait shouldn't be too long. Interestingly, Balderich von Alder looks like he could very well be a skin for Reinhardt, who so happens to be German and positioned at Stuttgart, Germany. Alder does have a menacingly looking weapon and armor that would fit Reinhardt just fine.