BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch’s new BlizzardWorld map, support toon Moira

During this afternoon’s BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremonies, Blizzard announced an epic update for Overwatch that you may not have seen coming, given the paltry number of Overwatch panels on the docket this year.

For starters, the game is getting a brand-new map, BlizzardWorld. Yep, it’s an amusement park honoring World of Warcraft’s Stormwind. It’s adorable. It’s playable at BlizzCon today and is expected to hit the PTS soon, though it won’t launch until early 2018.

The studio also announced Moira, a new support hero. We’ve tucked her reveal video, as well as a character short on Reinhardt, down below.

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Loyheta
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Loyheta

Blizzardworld is making my heart melt xD

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Alex Js.

Blizzard’s CGI cinematics team never disappoints… This “Honor and Glory” short as well as the new WoW expansion cinematics were both awesome and something that other developers should also invest more money into.

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Danny Smith

Man that design, oof. Its like a character jumped from the sinking ship of Battleborn.

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Alex Js.

Yea, it definitely has some art style similarity…

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Sorenthaz

Huh. Moira’s oddly close to what I was thinking could be a new support. I.e. a dark magicy character who drains life from enemies in order to heal allies with it. Though doubt that’s how she’ll actually work.

Might have found my support of choice though, I love that whole look and style.

And oh my god BlizzardWorld looks so fun… I almost wish that was an actual social game now where you could just goof around in a Blizzard themepark.

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Rumm

Absolute chills from that cinematic. Their animation team produces some powerful stuff.

As a support player, I’m also giddy to try out Moira. AOE healing? Count me in bud.

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A Dad Supreme

For starters, the game is getting a brand-new map, BlizzardWorld.

Third wall achieved!

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DeadlyAccurate

Squee! So excited. I can’t wait.

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DeadlyAccurate

That short made me tear up. (Plus, hints about two new future characters maybe? A sword-wielding Omnic and Torbjorn’s daughter).

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johnwillo

So is the new WoW expansion going to be “World of Warcraft: Overwatch?”

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TomTurtle

Moira is definitely taking inspiration from WoW’s Dwarven priest of the same name. She even has the same hair color.

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