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Blizzard World, the Overwatch theme park map, will go live next week

After two months on the PTR, the grand opening of Blizzard World is just one week away: Blizzard announced today that the Overwatch assault/payload hybrid map modeled after a fictional theme park will be ready on January 23.   

Unveiled during last year's BlizzCon, Blizzard World is a Disney-flavored cornucopia of fun that features elements of all of Blizzard's best-known games, including World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, Hearthstone, Vikings, and Blackthorne. (Okay, probably not Blackthorne, but it would be cool to see it thrown in somewhere.)

I wouldn't be surprised to see a fresh trailer come our way some time prior to the launch but for now, the rollout date is all we've got. So take a minute instead to catch up with the first week of the Overwatch League—we've got a look at the best plays of week one right here—or refresh your memory with the Blizzard World announcement trailer below.

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.