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New Malevento map now available in Overwatch's PTR

Players can now experiment with the long-awaited free-for-all map within Overwatch’s Public Test Realm.
Following a long drought of new content from Blizzard’s side to the Overwatch community, a new map is now available for testing within the game's Public Test Realm (PTR).

As previously leaked by Dexerto last month, and despite a small delay in its development derived from the controversy between Activision Blizzard and its employees, all players can now enter to experiment on the Malevento map.

Overwatch Malevento map
Go around the twisting streets of Malevento and discover its secrets. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

This new location, added during the last development patch of the Overwatch team, stands out for being set in the Italian mountainside, around a peaceful hilltop town with a cursed past hiding across its twisting streets.

According to developers’ notes, players will "battle along the cliff's edge for dominance of the majestic Duomo di Malevento, circling their opponents beneath the mournful stone eyes of Caterina Pastore, a Renaissance painter with a tragic past, or plot the downfall of your enemies in the mysterious safe house.”

Although this is the second consecutive free-for-all style map that comes to the game, its arrival was something more than awaited by all its players, after the turbulent days its entire community has gone through recently, as well as for being the first major addition to the game since Kanezaka in late 2020, due to the developers' current focus on creating Overwatch 2.

Overwatch Malevento map
Malevento is waiting for you through Overwatch's PTR. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

The new Malevento map is now available only for PC via PTR, so console players will have to wait a bit longer before they can experiment with this little but cursed Italian town.

Besides, this isn't the only update the Overwatch team has released, as they revealed their  sudden but expected decision to rename McCree's character, due to a series of accusations against an eponymous Blizzard designer revealed earlier this month.

 

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