Blizzard Announces New Overwatch Map Coming Next Week; Open Division Kicks Off

Overwatch set to receive new map next week.

During all this E3 hype and new announcements, Blizzard announced the arrival of a brand new map to Overwatch next week.

The map is called “Horizon Lunar Colony,” and is set on the moon. The studio released a preview video of the map and its development, which you can check out down below. Competitive Overwatch players can rejoice, as the game’s competitive “Open Division” has officially kicked off. All the details can be seen below:

THE PATH TO STARDOM BEGINS HERE

If you’re ranked Master or higher, assemble your team to compete in the Overwatch Open Division. This entry-level program for aspiring professionals will be the proving ground where players can test their strengths as teammates.

HONE YOUR SKILLS IN QUICK PLAY

Hit the Quick Play card to begin your training. Learn the basics of team roles and experiment with heroes in unranked play to find your favorites. As you level up, you’ll learn map layouts and hopefully find new allies along the way.

START COMPETITIVE PLAY

Once you reach level 25, head over to Competitive Play to determine your rank and begin your climb to the top. You’ll learn more advanced team compositions and map tactics – teamwork and communication will be key as you gain experience and increase your skill rating.

STEP OUT INTO THE OPEN DIVISION

To compete in the Open Division, you must achieve Master rank or higher (skill rating 3500+) in Competitive Play’s most recent season. You’ll face other top-ranked players and teams in your region in a structured format, and begin an exciting, challenging journey towards the world of professional Overwatch.

Make sure to check out the video below: