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Overwatch 2 'Esperanča' Map Revealed

Esperanča, a new push map set in Portugal, Esperança, is set to debut in Overwatch 2 at launch.
Esperanča, a new push map set in Portugal, Esperança, is set to debut in Overwatch 2 at launch. / Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard officially unveiled its newest map debuting with Overwatch 2, "Esperanča."

As promised, Esperanča will round out the package of six brand-new maps debuting on day one with the launch of Overwatch 2 Season 1. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about Esperanča in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 'Esperanča' Map Revealed

In addition to the already announced new maps for Overwatch 2 — Circuit Royal, Colosseo, Midtown, New Queen Street and Paraíso — Season 1 will also introduce a new Push map set in Portugal, Esperança.

Set in a picturesque town adorned with local establishments and a calming waterscape, Blizzard will surely hope Esperanča is as fun to play on as it is pleasing to the eye.

A new mode debuting in OW2, Push features a tug-o-war-esque battle over control of a robot that both teams fight for. Instead of pulling, however, the team that pushes the robot the furthest amount toward the enemy spawn wins.

For those keeping score at home, Esperanča is indeed that map that caught a lot of eagle-eyed viewers' attention with the release of the OW2 Release Date Reveal trailer back in June.

Unlike the process with new Heroes in OW2, all new maps coming to the game will be available to all players. Following the release of Seasons 1 and 2, a new map will generally be introduced every other season.


Overwatch 2 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC (via Battle.net) on Oct. 4, 2022.