Busan map and new D.Va animate short added to Overwatch


Blizzard has added a new map, entitled Busan, to Overwatch’s Public Test Region (PTR), along with a new animated short featuring the character D.Va.

Blizzard describes the new map, set in Overwatch’s take on South Korea’s second-largest city, thus: “Now available on the PTR — teams can dive in and battle for control of three prominent locations within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base. Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, featuring an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station… but watch out for the train! Contest your position in the MEKA Base —home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks.”

Continuing the South Korean theme, the latest Overwatch animated short (see below), entitled Shooting Star, focuses on D.Va. Blizzard describes it thus: “This short centres around Korea’s favourite professional gamer and star of the MEKA squad, D.Va. When she isn’t enjoying the limelight, D.Va works tirelessly to ensure she is prepared for the next Omnic attack. Despite apprehension from the MEKA team, it turns out that such an incursion would occur much sooner than expected…”

As yet, there’s no information about when the Busan map will graduate from the PTR into general play. Keep your eye on the Overwatch website for further news.