After fan request, ‘Overwatch 2″ Map is now more progressive
Only a few more months are left before 2 is released in its full form. We feel like we have been waiting for this one since the beginning of 2019 when it was first announced. However, we didn’t receive any updates solidly for years before this year.
The beta period began in April. While most feedback was directed towards gameplay, Kotaku reported that one user raised concerns about the map’s New York-inspired design. However, the good news is that the problem has been addressed with the launch of the second beta.
The problem was the inclusion of hostile architecture. The benches that make up the fictional Grand Central Terminal were clearly inspired by benches designed to stop homeless people from sleeping on them. “The anti-homeless architecture in Midtown makes it super sad.
These benches are made to make the homeless miserable. Overwatch is an “aspirational universe”, but I find it depressing at best and out-of-place at best.
Things have improved in the current beta, thankfully. In a follow-up tweet, @ClearTogether said that “Thanks SO much to the Overwatch team for changing this.” It’s a small but significant change, but it makes a big difference. You guys rock.”
Furthermore, the lead story designer and Overwatch writer directly replied: He wrote. “Also we decided early in the map story development that Overwatch’s NY provides safe and free housing. This is part of the map VO. More details will be added later. Our story development includes a large part on “How we hope the World will Be”