Overwatch Latest News & Updates: New 'Overwatch' Oasis Map Is Now Available On PTR

By Arah TJ , Updated Dec 02, 2016 12:38 PM EST

Recently, the new Oasis map for the popular Blizzard Entertainment developed first-person shooter Overwatch is now live and open to the game's Public Test Region. Early November, the Oasis map was first announced and revealed in BlizzCon, with it being a control map filled with intriguing elements and beautiful aesthetics.

The new Oasis map features a constant stream of obstacles that can cause players harm. This feature makes for some interesting plays and strategies during battles. For the very first time ever on any of their maps, the Oasis map features a new jump pad, which functions as a catapult for player, hurling players and giving them a bird's-eye view of the Oasis map.

At first glance, the aesthetics seems to borrow some elements from the Arabian Desert, which would be quite obvious from its name. The new map features vertical protrusions with sun-kissed and sand-colored textures. The protrusions are also flecked with a bit of green which is quite beautiful.

According to the patch notes, the new Oasis map is a hub of invention and human intelligence, which gretaly compliments the impressive aesthetics. Also a description accompanies the patch note and reads, "A monument to human ingenuity and invention, researchers and academics from around the region came together to found a city dedicated to scientific progress without restraints.

Getting the new Oasis map is as easy as just having a copy of Overwatch in your PC. With the game already installed, players can easily dive into the Oasis map. A quick and easy download of the free PTR version of Overwatch via Blizzard's launcher is all it takes to be able to enjoy the new feature.

As of the moment, there are still no official statement from Blizzard Enetertainment regarding when the Oasis map will move away from PTR and make its way to PlayStation and Xbox One gamers. However, the studio did promise that the Oasis map will arrive in December, and with the PTR being released earlier, the release to the PlayStation and Xbox One could be ahead of schedule.

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