Overwatch: Malevento, the new Italian map, seems to have been postponed

Overwatch: Malevento, the new Italian map, seems to have been postponed

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Overwatch: Malevento, the new Italian map, seems to have been postponed

Overwatch should have received one new map premiered on the test server on July 22, and it should have been Malevento, a new setting inspired by Italy, to be released publicly on August 17th.

At least this is what has been leaked these days, because Blizzard has officially canceled the whole matter postponing the launch of the new Malevento map, probably waiting for a more propitious moment. The cause is likely to be found in the recent California state lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, accused of discrimination against women.

The case is having widespread resonance, so much so as to push some newspapers to boycott the games of the company and the former CEO to apologize. In line with the silence that characterizes Activision Blizzard’s social media these days, it is clear that this was not the right time to launch an important novelty for Overwatch, which will therefore be postponed to a date to be specified.

Overwatch, the Malevento map is inspired by Italian landscapes

“The fantastic map is set in an Italian mountain area with very fascinating scenarios that expand as far as the eye can see”, reads a Description later canceled by Blizzard. “At the center of the new location is a secret Talon base around which the players will fight.”

The new area includes a series of narrow corridors and more open areas, thus alternating areas suitable for short-range combat with others with a wider range, all under the sunlight characteristic of the Italian style given by the scenography.

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