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Blizzard Released Preview of Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map, Available on PTR Server

Blizzard Entertainment released preview video of Horizon Lunar Colony map, the latest Overwatch‘s additional map shows us the first map that will take players off-world as part of the One Year Anniversary event.

Horizon Lunar Colony is an Assault map set in a scientific base on the moon. Built a first step towards humanity’s renewed exploration of space, the colony’s goal was to examine the effects of prolonged extraterrestrial habitation—on human and ape alike. The scientists’ research proved incredibly promising…until, suddenly, all contact and communications with the base were lost. Now, many years later, attacking and defending teams must return to the moon and battle for control of the colony’s facilities, all while they discover clues as to the fate of its previous inhabitants.

Blizzard introduced Horizon Lunar Colony Map in a story trailer where Winston talks about growing up on the moon before escaping due to extreme circumstances. This preview video pans over various areas of the colony where we can see Winston’s room, playground with tires swinging from ropes and workstations for the research scientists.

We hope to tell more of this backstory through the contextual storytelling of the map: the things you run into, the areas you’ll explore. If you’re the type who is paying attention to detail and you watched the animated short that we called Recall, you’ll even be able to find Winston’s room in this map. When he was a little baby scientist growing up, you’ll be able to find his space.

You can read the computer screens to learn more about some of the other scientists. In some of the other spawn rooms you’ll see the space suits of the scientists and you’ll pick up on some of their names. And you’ll even pick up on some names and some potential mysteries of — some of Winston’s peers. Some of the other gorillas that were also part of the Horizon experiment.

Jeff Kaplan says about player’s expectation.

If you’re playing the game on PC, you have access to the Horizon Lunar Colony map right now by opting into Overwatch public test region (PTR) servers, selecting “PTR: Overwatch” option in region/account menu on app.

Overwatch currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony Map will be added to the game soon, in addition to the new low gravity Arcade mode and Custom Game option.

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