Overwatch Patch Released New Map: Rialto

Blizzard released a new playable map, Rialto, from April's event, Overwatch Archives: Retribution.

Rialto is an escort map that takes place at the Rialto in Venice, Italy. Released with the May 3rd patch, "Rialto was home to Talon agent Antonio Bartalotti’s sprawling estate and the backdrop to the infamous 'Venice Incident,' which has recently been declassified."

From Gamespot

The Rialto is beautiful. And unlike other maps, Rialto is quite expansive and wide open. Widowmaker and Hanzo will have a field day with all of the balconies, rooms and alcoves to hide in. 

Other highlights from the patch:

• Tracer’s Pulse Bomb damage was decreased from 400 to 300.
• Hanzo gets two new abilities, sort of—Lunge and Storm Arrows, which replaces Scatter Arrow. He can also now rapidly fire up to 6 arrows that deal reduced damage but are always fired at full power.
• Genji’s hitbox was reduce.
• Brigette’s Shield Bash’s cone area was reduced from 90 to 60.
• Junkrat’s Frag Launcher’s projectile size was decreased from 0.3 to 0.2. RIP-Tire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12.
• Lúcio’s Wall Ride will be less likely to be interrupted along a single surface. He can go around corners without having to leave the wall. Lúcio can land back on the same wall after leaping away. And Wall ride can now be used while reloading.
— PlayOverwatch

You can go to playoverwatch.com for more patch details.

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Overwatch Archives: Retribution Event Will Run From April 10-30

Overwatch's April event is Overwatch Archives: Retribution. Players will embark on two PVE missions based on the lore. Players will play through King's Row Uprising to battle Null Sector omnics (robots) have invaded. Blizzard also added a new game mode called Retribution where players get to play as Moira, Genji or McCree to square up against Talon on the new Rialto map.

Retribution was a failed Blackwatch mission in Venice, Italy. The Blackwatch team was sent to eliminate a high ranking Talon official, but the mission went south. The file is now declassified, hence the archives. This event will give us 100 new items, including more original skins.

Overwatch has been one of the most popular shooters since its release May 2016. Each season, Blizzard Entertainment hooks players even more with events that give heroes new skins, biographies, digital comics and more. April 2017 gave us Overwatch: Uprising, an event that took us deeper into Overwatch's covert and turbulent organization, Blackwatch. Uprising centered on the events that led to the Omnic Crisis and the fall of Overwatch.

Whose skin are you most looking forward to unlocking?