Overwatch 2: New Control Map Antarctic Peninsula Revealed

The new Antarctic Peninsula control map has just been revealed for Season 3 of Overwatch 2. It uncovers some parts of the story of Overwatch 2 and gives us hints about Mei's background.

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Overwatch 2: New map for season 3 revealed | © Blizzard Entertainment

Every other season in Overwatch 2, a new map will be added to the game. Overwatch 2 Season 3 is going to come with the new control map, Antarctic Peninsula. Blizzard has recently revealed some details about this map, including the fact that it will contain some clues to Mei's backstory which we can discover on the map.

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Overwatch 2 Season 3 New Map Revealed

Blizzard has just revealed the new map for Season 3 in Overwatch 2, which is connected to Mei's storyline when she was a scientist at Ecopoint Antarctica.

The map is called Antarctic Peninsula and is partly based on the ice-breaking ship that tried to rescue Mei and her co-workers from the researching facility that was cut off from the outside world due to a polar storm.

In a recent interview, Jurgens-Fyhrie teased some Easter eggs about Overwatch lore on the map:

“You can see some hints about what Mei and her team were trying to find there. Maybe there are some sort of secrets. Maybe you can find something on the map that will tell you something even more exciting about the story to come"

In the animated short "Rise and Shine", we already got some insights on her background and how Mei became one of the heroes to rebuild the team after the fall of Overwatch. For all new players out there, we highly recommend watching it.

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The new map is going to have three areas, which the teams have to take control over. Players will find themselves fighting on an ice-breaker ship, an underground mine and even inside labs. Antarctic Peninsula is going to include flanking options as well as a lot of vertical game play.

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The new map for Season 3 in Overwatch 2 in Antarctic Peninsula | © Blizzard Entertainment

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In a short clip, we get so see some insights of the map, where we spotted some Penguins, beautiful landscapes and even polar lights, that are visible at night.

As is typical for Overwatch, it will be possible to interact with some objects on the map, this time even more than we're used to. Antarctic Peninsula is much more lively and interactive than some other maps, not only do we have NPC penguins running around freely, but also holes in the ice where you can catch fish.

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