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This massive building is home to one of the most advanced space-exploration companies on the planet, leading the charge in venturing deeper into our solar system.[1]

Lijiang Tower is one of the locations in Overwatch. It is a Control map. It has three stages: Night Market, Garden, and Control Center.

Lijiang Tower was built in the heart of a modern Chinese metropolis, its busy streets lined with stores, gardens, restaurants, and famous night markets, where foods from around the region are available at all hours. The tower itself is home to one of the leading companies in China’s state-of-the-art space industry, Lucheng Interstellar, an organization with a long pioneering history that is currently pushing the boundaries of space exploration.

Overhead map Edit

Images Edit

Night Market
Garden
Control Center
Concept Art[2]

StoryEdit

In the center of the city of Lijiang, a large tower looms above the city owned by Lucheng Interstellar, China's leading space exploration company. Lucheng is known for establishing the Horizon Lunar Colony and a space station (though the former was overrun by gorillas and the latter is encountering errors).

Easter Eggs Edit

  • The map is arranged like a staircase, with Night Market at the bottom, Garden in the middle, and Control Center at the top.
  • In the Night Market, there is an electric billboard in front of the pagoda, showing the news in simplified Chinese:
    • 据报道:侠盗"士兵76"在墨西哥多拉多现身
    • 署名的气候学家周美灵重返喜马拉雅
    • “星际旅程”空间站突发紧急故障
    • “猎空”和温斯顿再次现身,守望先鋒回来了?
    • 古希腊雕像在伊利奥斯重现天日
  • Posters for the Horizon Lunar Colony can be seen in rooms around the Control Center.
  • In the Control Center, there are spacesuits on display; one is red with no flag, one is blue with the USA's flag, and one is green with Numbani's flag.
    • The red spacesuit is marked with the name "宏宇" and has the phrase "英雄不朽" on the wall behind it. This is in honor of Hongyu Wu (吴宏宇), an avid fan of Overwatch who died trying to pursue a motorcycle thief.[3]
  • At a desk in the Control Center, there is a photo of Dr. Harold Winston and young Winston.

TriviaEdit

  • Lijiang Tower was added in the Closed Beta alongside Nepal. They were the first two Control maps added.
  • Lijiang Tower was one of the only two maps available at launch whose theme music was not in the Overwatch Soundtrack; the other being Ilios.
  • Lijiang Tower uses pools of light to guide the player through the map.[4]

Sources Edit

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Fixed an issue that caused Highlight Intros to clip into the roof of a building on Lijang Tower.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug on Lijiang Tower that allowed heroes to reach unintended locations.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 20, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that caused players to get stuck on the loading screen when entering Ilios and Lijiang Tower.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 5, 2016 (beta) Patch: Each round now has a unique name. Rounds are now shuffled in random order. The control point room in the Garden has been enlarged. The pillars in the Control Center have been removed and two new walls have been added.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: Lijiang Tower map added.

References Edit

  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.134
  2. Nick Carver's ArtStation
  3. 12
  4. From the Blizzard offices
Maps in Overwatch
Assault Hanamura (Winter) •• Temple of Anubis •• Volskaya Industries
Escort Dorado •• Route 66 •• Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Hybrid Eichenwalde •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani
Control Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis
Arcade Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University
Event Estádio das Rãs •• Adlersbrunn •• Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Lijiang (CtR)

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