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A distinctly Russian skyline towers over a winter wonderland. This is a proud land that holds fast against a new omnic threat.[1]

Volskaya Industries is one of the locations in Overwatch. It is an Assault map.

Russia was one of the countries hit hardest by the Omnic Crisis, but during the rebuilding progress, it rode the wave of the mechanized labor industry's revitalization and entered a period of rapid growth. However, after recent attacks from the long-dormant Siberian Omnium, Russia has returned to war footing, guarding its sparkling cities with the massive human-piloted Svyatogor mechs developed and produced by Volskaya Industries.

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Russia was one of the first countries to be affected by the Omnic Crisis. Having no help from Overwatch, Russia was forced to combat the omnic forces alone. Use of the Svyatogor mechs allowed them to succeed, and to this day they are still proud of their independent efforts. With the mechanized labor industry returning to prominence, Russia entered a period of economic growth.

Following the Crisis, Volskaya Industries transitioned into the development of cars.

With the beginning of the Second Omnic Crisis, Svyatogor factories across Russia have increased production. Among them, Volskaya Industries is one of the heads of the industry.

In Infiltration, Reaper, Widowmaker, and Sombra break into Volskaya Industries to assassinate its CEO, Katya Volskaya. Sombra managed to confront her, but chose to blackmail her instead.

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  • Volskaya Industries was originally teased in a tweet from @PlayOverwatch.[2] It was officially announced on August 5, 2015, alongside Numbani and Lúcio.
  • Near the first point, there is a large mural of Zarya on a wall.
  • One of the svyatogor mech in the background will occasionally dance.[3]

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  • Overwatchemblem black July 27, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that could cause D.Va to fall through the floor while boosting into the ground in a specific area on Volskaya Industries.
  • Overwatchemblem black June 20, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug on Volskaya Industries that prevented the ice from appearing broken when players fell off a ledge to their death.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed Pharah to reach unintended locations on Volskaya Industries.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 2, 2016 Patch:  During subsequent Competitive rounds on Assault maps, the amount of time provided for team assembly has been reduced.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 19, 2016 (beta) Patch: Moved initial attackers' spawn points to further back.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 13, 2016 (beta) Patch: Increased time required to capture both objectives.


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  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.154
  2. @PlayOverwatch
  3. Dancing Mech
Maps in Overwatch
Assault Hanamura (Winter) •• Horizon Lunar Colony •• Temple of Anubis •• Volskaya Industries
Escort Dorado •• Junkertown •• Route 66 •• Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Assault/Escort Blizzard World •• Eichenwalde (Halloween) •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani
Control Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis
Arcade Arena Black Forest •• Castillo •• Ecopoint: Antarctica •• Necropolis
CtF Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University
Deathmatch Château Guillard
Event Lúcioball Estádio das Rãs •• Sydney Harbour Arena
Other Adlersbrunn •• Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Lijiang Tower (CtR) •• King's Row (Uprising)
Italics are upcoming maps.