Overwatch: Blizzard Releases Animated D.Va Short to Celebrate New Busan Map


Blizzard has unveiled a brand new Overwatch animated quick to have a good time the upcoming launch of the sport’s subsequent map. 

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The quick, titled Shooting Star, follows the “celeb way of life” of Hana Song (a.ok.a. D.Va). It focuses on Song’s lack of ability to actually get pleasure from her high-profile standing because of the burdens of her tasks. It’s a cute little story that does not rank amongst the most effective Overwatch shorts ever (that honor would in all probability go to the Reinhardt quick or this fanmade video for Jetpack Cat) however not less than it lastly offers us a greater have a look at D.Va’s backstory. 

The better part in regards to the quick, although, is that it is actually simply an elaborate strategy to introduce Overwatch‘s subsequent map, Busan. This map lastly provides a South Korea location to the sport’s rotation of ranges and explores the bustling metropolis of Busan as imagined by Blizzard following the occasions of Overwatch‘s backstory. 

As a management map, Busan will see groups compete to seize an space in one among three sections: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base. According to the map description, Sanctuary is a “serene setting” designed round an “historical temple.” The Downtown part is about what you’d count on (the busty a part of a thriving metropolis full with a doubtlessly lethal practice), and MEKA base takes us to “South Korea’s frontline protection in opposition to the gwishin omnic assaults” the place D.Va and crew prepare for missions. 

There’s no phrase on when this map shall be launched on Overwatch‘s official servers, however it’s at the moment playable on the PC model of Overwatch‘s PTR servers (which additionally contains a sequence of hero modifications and different gameplay alterations). 

We’ll have to attend to check out the map ourselves earlier than saying whether or not or not you are going to need to see it within the rotation, but it surely boasts a phenomenal design, and it is laborious to not love the number of visible touches included throughout the map’s three distinct sections. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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