New Overwatch Map Announced : 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.
This map is a great addition to the Overwatch roster, featuring a spin on the implemented hybrid map type. While one team begins the map escorting a payload, they must then switch after a certain point, needing to capture a point to assure victory. With multiple points of cover (and excellent sniper perches), Eichenwalde will prove to be a challenge to even the most veteran Overwatch players.
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