Oasis is the name of Overwatch‘s newest map, and it’s currently up for testing on the PTR (Public Test Realm) on PC. We updated our client, hopped into the map and took a bunch of screenshots for you to look over.

Oasis is a Control Point map. There are three phases of the map, just like the likes of Ilios and Nepal. One team captures and holds the point, and the round moves to a new area in the Oasis environment.

Here’s how Blizzard covers the map.

New Control Map: Oasis

Oasis is one of the world’s most advanced cities, a shining jewel rising from the Arabian Desert. 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. The city and its inhabitants are governed by the Ministries, a collection of brilliant minds who possess many secrets that have attracted the interest of powerful organizations from around the world.

I want to try Oasis. How do I get into the PTR?

The PTR, or Public Test Realm, is only available to PC players. It’s free as part of your initial Overwatch purchase, though, and getting into it requires only that you download the client.

Here’s how to do start the Overwatch PTR.

  1. Start the Battle.net client.
  2. Navigate to Overwatch.
  3. Above the play button, click the dropdown labelled “Region / Account.”
  4. Select “PTR: Overwatch.”
  5. Download the latest version.
  6. Play.

Your PTR progress will not carry over to the main game. The progress listed on the PTR isn’t current, either. Instead, it’s a snapshot of your account from a ways back.

Get in there! Tell us what you think of Oasis.