Blizzard always prepares some cinematic or some type of audiovisual content at the moment of launching a new map. However, Paris has arrived in the Overwatch RPP without any special arrangements. This is an Assault map in which we will have to move through the streets of the French city next to the Seine, with the emblematic Eiffel Tower in the background. The maps are very open in height, with many corners and passageways that promise to offer a lot of fun, both from the attacking side and the defender.
A happy community
The Overwatch community warmly welcomed the new map. It has a certain similarity with the other Assault maps, such as Hanamura or Anubis Temple.
Chance encounters lead to novel beginnings.
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In the map, there is an open space for the first point where you can play a Pharaoh from the attack without fear of hitting a roof. This does not prevent being in the good positions to defend with Widowmaker. Besides that case, the real favorites are the heroes with more mobility in the flanking, such as Tracer or Genji, who can enter from several innings to point A to surprise the rivals.
Point B is located in the inner courtyard of a typical building of the French style, with a large courtyard in the center which can be accessed from any of the side corridors, as well as the main entrance. The defense of this point can be a real problem especially being such an open space with so many entries. This is something everyone should consider by well-coordinated attacking teams. However, columns or corners near the reappearance point can hide a Torbjörn turret or even a Bastion.
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It is still too early to know which compositions will fit best on this map of Paris. However, some points seem to be able to benefit compositions with Orisa. This is the case of the defense of the first point, in the height in front of the point as in Anubis. In the second point, it would also be a possibility to defend with the omnic tank on the small balcony, while using snipers to take advantage of long distances.
New Character arriving soon?
Paris is full of references and very polished details, like all Overwatch maps. The cabaret is one of them, where you can find an original version of the famous poster of the play Le Chat Noir.
The questions about the next Overwatch character also appear before the arrival of a new map. Within this map great importance is given to the omnicos. The omnicos appear in the point A of entry of the attacking team. In addition, at the commissary found between the streets, there are also posters that could contain a clue.
After the Lunar Year, it will be the turn of Overwatch Records. We will discover a new part of the story that, presumably, will have Paris as the main stage. To discover if these theories are true, we will still have to wait a few weeks.