Some fans ofÂ Overwatch are a bit frustrated by the slow pace of map release, citing that weâ€™re going to see roughly two new ones every year. Well, thatâ€™s not exactly the case.
Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan took the time to respond to these complaints on theÂ Battle.net forums. The good news? Weâ€™re getting new maps, and some experimental stuff.
We currently have 3 maps in development, all past the initial playtesting phase that are â€œstandardâ€ maps (QP/Comp). While something could always change, all 3 of those are looking likely for a release this year.
We also have 3 non-standard maps in development (these wonâ€™t go in QP/Comp).
We also have a few other experiments going on.
Hopefully this will satisfy some of what youâ€™re looking for. We want to play on these maps as badly as you guys do. Weâ€™ll work as fast as we can!
Three standard, three non-standard
Obviously, the three standard maps will be a lot like what we have with our current roster of stuff likeÂ Kingâ€™s Row, Eichenwalde, Oasis and the lot. The non-standard stuff? Kaplan doesnâ€™t explicitly say, but I imagine weâ€™ll see arcade-friendly maps like Ecopoint Antarctica, home to 3v3 and that silly Mei snowball game.
Either way, more free content is still int he pipeline. Stay tuned.