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Overwatch’s Horizon Lunar Colony map launches next week

We got a launch date and a behind-the-scenes look

Horizon Lunar Colony behind-the-scenes

Overwatch regularly updates the game with brand new maps that not only give players fresh battlegrounds to fight in, but also serve as a means to tell the game’s ever-growing story. Blizzard just announced that the Horizon Lunar Colony will come out of testing next week and will go live on June 20.

In the behind-the-scenes video above, a Blizzard developer mentions that his favorite maps are the ones that “have a strong story hook and a strong character hook”. Overwatch players know that the Horizon Lunar Colony is the home of the game’s scientist gorilla, Winston. Now that the map will be playable, fans will be able to explore the base and uncover more of his story and why he left the Moon in the first place.

The new map promises to deliver new gameplay elements, like a low gravity area, as well as recreations of areas seen in the game’s “Recall” animated short.

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