Overwatch 2 removed hostile architecture from new map at fan request

Blizzard has made a notable change to one of its new Overwatch 2 maps thanks to player feedback.

As spotted by Polygon (opens in new tab), Twitter user ClearTogether pointed out the use of hostile architecture in Midtown—a New York-inspired map being introduced in Overwatch 2. The first beta had the map dotted with sectioned benches, a common structure used to deter homeless people from sleeping on them. “Overwatch being an ‘aspirational universe,’ I just find it depressing at worse and out-of-place at best,” ClearTogether had tweeted about the map decor in early June.

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