New Paris Map And Patch Released For Overwatch

Posted by at 11:56 am on February 21, 2019

Paris, the newest map for Blizzard’s popular hero shooter, Overwatch, is now live across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The map arrives as part of a new patch that also fixes numerous bugs and other issues in the game.

Paris is the fifth Assault map to hit the game. It’s set in the titular French city and features narrow streets, corridors, and storefronts to funnel players into firefights. It also encompasses a variety of areas, most notably the Cabaret Luna, the P√Ętisserie Galand, and the sprawling Maison Marat located in the heart of the city.

The Paris map made its debut in Overwatch earlier this month on the PC test servers, but this marks the first time it is available on all platforms. If you want to take a closer look at it before hopping in, you can watch us play a round on the new map in the video above.

In addition to Paris, the new Overwatch patch implements a long list of general and character-specific bug fixes across platforms. Among other things, Blizzard has patched out a bug that allowed Symmetra’s teleporter to reach “unintended” areas, as well as one that prevented an enemy from being hit by Reinhardt’s Earthshatter if they were pinned by his charge. You can find the full patch notes on Blizzard’s website.

Overwatch’s annual Lunar New Year event recently wrapped up on February 18, and as usual, it introduced a variety of seasonal skins. Blizzard also made some big buffs and nerfs to certain characters as part of that update, notably Brigitte and D.Va; the former’s Rally was capped at a maximum duration of 30 seconds, while the latter’s Defense Matrix cooldown was increased from 1 second to 2 seconds.

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