What's next after the Overwatch Uprising event ends today? A new moon map and possibly a trip to Winston's home planet.
It's been a fun few weeks atOverwatch with the Uprising event, which is set to culminate today, May 1. If you've spent many an hour toiling through the Null Sector-filled King's Row map—and went home crying, like in the case of this writer, who was only able to unlock Mercy's Combat Medic Ziegler among the many exciting Uprising skins and emotes—then you're probably already excited for the next huge patch Overwatch has in store for us.
Inquisitrpreviously reported that Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed three new maps for release this year. These three maps are full, standard maps to be found in Quick Play and Competitive, and will release alongside three non-standard maps.
Since Overwatch's release in May last year, we have already seen two new standard maps added to the game: Eichenwalde in Germany, which was added to the game in September 2016; and Oasis in Iraq, last January 2017.
What could be the next three maps? Well, they're almost here, as Kaplan confirmed they're already past the alpha stage.
We currently have 3 maps in development, all past the initial playtesting phase that are 'standard' maps (QP/Comp). While something could always change, all 3 of those are looking likely for a release this year.
From the little we know about Winston, he is a genetically-modified gorilla from the Horizon Lunar Colony based on the moon. The gorillas then started a rebellion and killed all the humans who created them, including Winston's creator Harold Winston, and the chaos and despair prompted Winston to escape to Earth.