If you want to
have that edge over other teams, you should be familiar with the map. Yes, it
should be “maps” as there are a lot of game locations that you need to be
familiar with as you play. Studying this map will help you device a more
effective game plan for your team and future matches. As 2020 marks another
season for Overwatch, changes, and updates are inevitable.
Have you ever
heard the competitive map pools for this season? If not, no worries, we got you
covered. Let’s read more to know which location is included or if there are any
additions to the pool.
New Year, New Season… New Maps?
Map Pools was just
introduced in the later part of 2019, and since then, players were given a new
twist and flavor to their beloved game. In the earlier weeks of March 2020,
Hero Pools came into the big picture. Both of these are unique flavor to the
game, and while they are completely different from each other, both need to be
studied well by players to make sure that their game plan will work.
Today, we will
be talking about Map Pools. Changes brought up by these updates may have pose
difficulty to the players, giving them reasons to give out their feedbacks.
While some were thrilled about it, others wanted a substantial change, hoping
that the kind of “distinct” experience and “identity” that they are wishing
will all come true.
Well, the Overwatch
dev team hears and reads your feedback. That is why, this year, according to
their official website, their dev team will be implementing unbelievable
sweeping changes for Map Pools
Achieving the Overwatch Goals
The team have
initially implemented this kind of system to achieve their primary goals:
Decrease the matches that are
being held on the Horizon Lunar Colony and Paris locations. Reducing the
matches will also mean having these maps to change and hopefully improved in
the coming years.
Add more flavor,
differentiation, and a bit of competitiveness each season. The dev team wanted
to provide more distinct identities for every hero in every gameplay.
There have been
feedbacks about the change in map pools every two months starting the season. However,
the dev team have then explained that if there is a frequent change or rotation
to this pool, it will hinder the goal of achieving distinct identities for the
season. If you are asking if there are new maps, well, there is none as of this
moment. But who knows, there will be updates to the system. In terms of the
available maps for this season’s competitive play, well, if you are praying for
a certain map, lucky for you, it is included.
There is a high
chance the map that will give you advantages to the game is included – except
With this, they
have decided to stop the rotation starting April 14, 2020, and they will be including
all maps throughout this competitive season. Both Horizon Lunar Colony and
Paris are the maps that will not be included in the pool. According to the dev
team, they will be updating these maps to improve the gameplay. Once the
improvement is made, they will be added back into the pool.