The March 15th Overwatch patch delights fans by removing Paris & Horizon Lunar Colony

As the community patiently awaits the Overwatch 2 beta, Blizzard Entertainment appears to have rewarded fans with a March 15 patch that removes two divisive Quick Play maps: Paris and Horizon Lunar Colony.

Overwatch has been around since May 2016 and over the last few years, most fan complaints have come from the lack of new content.

So it might come as a surprise that the March 15th Overwatch patch would be applauded for removing… content. The update added a new Sombra skin, fixed some bugs and added a competitive 6v6 lockout elimination mode. Still, players seem happiest that Paris and Horizon have also been removed from the map pool.

With Paris known for being the game’s most “hated” map, and with HLC routinely receiving change requests, game players seem thrilled that both 2CP maps have been removed.

March 15th Overwatch patch removed Paris & Horizon Lunar Colony

They’ve finally removed Paris and Horizon! from over watch

A Reddit post Office about the new patch that addresses exactly this topic mentioned above. As boingosmoingo enthusiastically stated, “They finally removed Paris and Horizon!”

Others quickly chimed in, happy to see the cards wiped out entirely after their removal from ranked play. One replied, “Thanks shit,” while another laughed at the whole situation, “When the best content in the last two years was removing stuff.”

The cards, while aesthetically pleasing, have never quite caught on with the player base – despite Optimization attempts in the past. With the Overwatch 2 beta not available until the end of April, fans seem happy that the current game won’t be so annoying to play until then.

Monitor Paris map

While Paris is one of Overwatch’s most beautiful maps, her reception was ugly.

Overwatch March 15 Update: Full Patch Notes


Championship Skin for the Overwatch League Grand Finals

The new Zhulong Sombra skin celebrates the Shanghai Dragons’ success in becoming champions of the 2021 Overwatch League. The skin is available for a limited time for 200 Overwatch League Tokens.


The flash trigger option has been removed from the options screen. To enable trigger flash display for your Reflex Analyzer monitor, please update to driver version 511.79 or later and update GeForce Experience to version 3.25 or later.


Season 5 of Competitive 6v6 Lockout Elimination has begun!


Removed Horizon Lunar Colony and Paris from Quickplay and related modes.



  • Fixed a bug that caused the Contenders logo to be low resolution on Contenders skins
  • Fixed a bug that caused chat to repeatedly say “Block list is full”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused friends to be visible in the recent players list
  • Fixed a bug on PC that caused microphone sound distortion



  • Fixed a bug that caused re-meching as a duplicated D.Va to grant too much ultimate charge


Observation point: Gibraltar

  • Fix for a geometry exploit The March 15th Overwatch patch delights fans by removing Paris & Horizon Lunar Colony

Emma Bowman

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