Overwatch is a team-based shooter game where players control heroes and battle it out in the sunny resort town of Malevento. The game is played on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
What do you look for in a vacation spot? Is it the beautiful scenery? Shops that are lovely? Where can I unwind in a relaxing environment? Perhaps you like clear sight lines to your opponents and the ability to flank the other squad. Malevento, Overwatch’s new deathmatch map, offers everything you’re searching for in a holiday destination.
The new map has a variety of features for players to consider, including a variety of alleyways that offer flanking opportunities, what is described as high verticality to let characters like Pharah or Hanzo shine just a little bit more, and larger open areas for straight-up brawling after a PTS round in the beginning of September. Malevento was developed with the goal of creating a “rock-paper-scissors balance with the flying, hitscan, and flanking heroes,” according to one of the game’s senior level designers.
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