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Easy to Defend – Overwatch Eichenwalde Map Review

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Overwatch Eichenwalde Map is now live on the public test server. Its set to the theme of a old style German Castle surrounded by a small dilapidated town. The map is smaller than you would think after watching the teaser trailer and it favors defenders.

Overwatch Eichenwalde Map

The map doesn’t have very many wide open spaces. The town is a series of narrow passages that have many counter paths to them making it easy to be outflanked. This combined with the small size creates a funnel affect at to small castle entrances which is why its easy to defend.

Overwatch Eichenwalde Map

The majority of matches go quickly but this doesn’t take away from the flow of each match. While it does favor defenders, if you can get inside the castle its a different story. Otherwise  the narrow roads and various sniper positions dominate. Getting inside levels the playing field little maneuvering space everybody has. But while defenders spawn right back into the action, attackers have a bit of a trek ahead of them.

  • All in all I like the map very much. It’s a good defense style map with alot of small nuances that I feel like alot of players will exploit. I am enjoying using Roadhog on this map. Flanking the opposing team hooking them behind their own lines.
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