Petra, the latest deathmatch map in Overwatch set in Jordan is haunted. Players have discovered that there are very quiet "ghost whispers" that can occasionally be heard. 

The whispers are extremely quiet, and in a normal match would be indistinguishable. Overwatch players discovered the whispers setting up a custom game, and they seem to howl and echo throughout the tombs.


This mirrors the reputation of the real-life Petra, sometimes referred to as the "Ghost City". The city used to be a prosperous stop on the Silk Road until better routes were discovered by ship. Once the city fell out of influence, it wasn't until the early 1800s that Petra was rediscovered for the wider world. 


The lost city of Petra offers a haunting experience both in person and in Overwatch, with a rich history seeping through into the game. The map offers a host of different Easter eggs and lore hints already, and these "ghost whispers" only add to the map's mysteries. 


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