Overwatch’s new Horizon Lunar Colony map gives us an insight into Winston’s story

By Shabana Arif, Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:41 GMT

The new moon map drops next week and will give player a “look at where Winston came from.

The Overwatch team has given us a preview of the new map in one of their latest videos.

Horizon Lunar Colony is set on the moon, as you might have guessed.

“My favourite maps are the ones that have a strong story hook and a strong character hook, where you can see people’s origins or backstories,” said one of the devs.

“So [when we were talking] about what map we might be interested in making, the Horizon Lunar Colony shot up right to the top of the list. And now we finally get to get a look at where Winston came from,” added lead Writer Michael Chu.

Geoff Kaplan added that there were elements from Winston’s Recall short that they wanted to include in the map. We’ll see Winston’s dorm, complete with peanut butter jar, and the observatory.

We’ll also get to see the fallout of the gorilla’s takeover of the facility and how Winston came to leave for Earth.

The Horizon Lunar Colony map goes live on June 20.

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