At this year’s Blizzcon event, Blizzard announced that a brand new game mode will be coming to Overwatch called Arcade Mode.  In Arcade Mode, you can battle one vs one or three vs three.  This mode will also contain a variety of regularly rotating alternate game modes, unique rulesets and chances to earn extra experience and loot. This will be the first new game mode to come to Overwatch since the Competitive Play mode which was introduced in June of this year. 

Players will be given the opportunity to test this mode next week on the Public Test Realms. This mode will be tested on PC, but will eventually make its way to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. 

One of the new maps that was introduced is called Eco Point and it is based around the Mei character.  This map will be for Arcade Mode as it is structured to feature the one on one and three on three duels. The second map that was revealed is called Oasis.  It is a desert-themed map and it will be a control objective map. The Oasis map is slated for December and will be joining the Eco Map, Arcade Mode and the new Sombra hero on the PTR starting next week on Tuesday!

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Preview of the Eco Point map from the stage at Blizzcon

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Preview of the Oasis map from the stage at Blizzcon

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him) has been an anime fan since he was young Indulging himself in classics such as Sailor Moon and Samurai Pizza Cats, Josh’s love for anime only spiraled out from there. Anime and Manga isn’t his only passion, though. He has also been a gamer for his entire life starting with the Apple VIC Commodre 20 all the way up to Playstation 4 / Xbox One. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, is one of the co-hosts of the A-01 Podcast which deals with Anime & Manga and is also a self-motivated creative writer and has been creating original content for nearly 20 years!