After all, 2CP might not be dead in Overwatch 2

I have a confession to make: by editing the overwatch 2 beta patch notes for something easier to read, I cut out some sections without fully absorbing details about things that were widely known. We all knew 2CP was disappearing in Quick & Competitive Play, for example. But, it turns out there was an intriguing rumor about the fate of 2CP maps in overwatch 2 in the patch notes.

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2CP (or Assault, if you prefer) is being removed in favor of the new game mode, Push. But, as noted by defectthey will not forever be consigned to the dustbin of history.

“While Assault maps are no longer in default rotations, all Assault maps (Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya, Paris, and Horizon Lunar Colony) will still be available for use in custom games and the workshop,” read the notes from the patch. “We will also look into future opportunities to bring them back to fast-paced, competitive map rotations, as well as special events and arcade game modes.”

This is interesting! There was already an understanding that 2CP maps would still be around in the Workshop and custom games, but the chance for them to resurface even in Quick Play and Competitive hasn’t been publicly disclosed as a possibility until now.

Generally speaking, 2CP maps were the most hated among the player base. They could often lead to long matches, while Paris and Horizon Lunar Colony weren’t the most enjoyable to play in general. There was huge potential for snowballs and pops in 2CP as well.

Blizzard knew there were issues with 2CP maps and tried a number of things over the years to fix them, like making big changes to Horizon in 2018 and even playing with the idea of ​​changing the 2CP ruleset.

None of these worked though. Horizon and Paris were withdrawn from the overwatch competitive map pool in 2020 and after Quick Play last month.

I am glad that the Temple of Anubis, Volskaya Industries and Hanamura in particular will still have a place in the overwatch 2. I’m a big fan of Hanamura especially. Maybe some of the maps will also be recycled for some PVE missions.

Meanwhile, those who arrived at the overwatch 2 beta are starting to check out the Push, New Queen Street (Toronto) and Colisseo (Rome) maps for themselves now. If you haven’t gotten beta access yet, don’t worry. You still have a chance to enter. The Overwatch League will hand out thousands of beta keys this coming weekend. Check out the full details here:

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