New Overwatch map, Kanezaka, goes live with a new in-game challenge

Blizzard Home entertainment presented a brand-new map for Overwatch on Tuesday, the free-for-all deathmatch map called Kanezaka. The designer has actually likewise presented a brand-new difficulty for gamers, with a brand-new Hanzo skin and other cosmetics readily available as totally free benefits.

Overwatch’s Kanezaka Difficulty ranges from Jan. 12-25, using 7 distinct sprays, a brand-new gamer icon, and the Kyogisha Hanzo legendary skin. Gamers can make a few of those brand-new cosmetics just by winning video games in Overwatch’s Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Game modes.

Here’s the breakdown of benefits:

  • 3 Wins – Pagoda Gamer Icon
  • 6 Wins – Yōkai Spray
  • 9 Wins – 1 New Impressive Skin: Kyogisha Hanzo

In addition, gamers can make 6 sprays by seeing Twitch banners play Overwatch through Jan. 25. Seeing Overwatch streams for 2 hours provides one brand-new spray, 4 hours makes gamers 2 more, and 6 hours opens 3 more.

The Kanezaka deathmatch map is embeded in Tokyo, Japan, much like the existing Hanamura attack map. In truth, Hanamura castle shows up from Kanezaka’s city streets. Overwatch video game director Jeff Kaplan stated in a designer upgrade launched in December that Kanezaka functions “a lot of contextual storytelling” and “some Easter eggs and some payoff that’s going to come in Overwatch 2.” So watch peeled.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.