Yesterday, Blizzard started teasing something related to Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony. Today, it confirms this is all in relation to a new assault map, which is now available on the Public Test Realm.
According to the latest press release, the map is set in a scientific base on the moon, where, “the colony’s goal was to examine the effects of prolonged extraterrestrial habitation – on human and ape alike.” Apparently, there’s some mystery to the base, as research was going well until all contact was suddenly lost. Years later, it’s up to you and your team to return to the moon and battle for control over the colony’s facilities – only then will you be able to piece together what really happened to the previous inhabitants.
For more information, especially if you’re into Overwatch’s lore, Winston narrates a video below explaining more about Horizon Lunar Colony.
To see some shots of the map, be sure to look at our image gallery as well.
I always welcome more Overwatch maps, and I love that there’s a focus on Winston here. Not to mention there’s a little story to uncover as well. Now that it’s on the PTR, it’s only a matter of time before we have all a new map to explore, but hopefully there’s not a bunch of narrow choke points.