After teasing us with a new map on Monday, Blizzard has released the new map Horizon Lunar Colony today on the Playable Test Realm. The map is indeed set on the moon. You can get more information about the map in the above video, as narrated by Winston. The Playable Test Realm is only available for PC players of Overwatch.
This is the description that was included with the video uploaded to YouTube:
Horizon Lunar Colony is an Assault map set in a scientific base on the moon. Built as 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.
There is still a chance that the other gorilla mentioned in the messages from Monday, Hammond, could be released into the game as a new hero. The messages did show that both Winston and Hammond were unaccounted for we all know where Winston ended up.
In other Overwatch news, the Anniversary event is currently in full swing and the Competitive Season 5 starts today. It’s a good day to be a fan of Overwatch.