The Lijiang Tower is a Control Map located in China. It is unknown if it is related to the Lijian city located in the Yunnan Province. That real-world Lijian city history goes as far back to the Warring States Period (221 B.C.). The local economy reached its peak during the Tang Dynasty with the construction of the Ancient Tea and Horse Road (formerly Silk Road) which opened trade between the Burman, Sichuan, Shangri-la, Tibet, and Yunnan Provinces, and extended through Iran, the Fertile Crecent and the Mediterranean Sea.
There is currently no hero associated with Lijiang Tower, but there is speculation that one of the founding members of Overwatch, Liao, might join Overwatch at a later time. If so, Lijiang Tower lore might be introduced via Digital Comics and/or Animated Short when Liao or another local hero gets introduced.
“Lijian Tower was built in the heart of a modern Chinese metropolis, its busy streets lined with stores, gardens, restaurants, and famouse 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.” — source: Overwatch: Visual Source Book in the Collector’s Edition, page 133.
Two teams fight to hold a single objective at a time. The first team to win two rounds wins the match. Lijiang Tower is a control map with three locations:
- Lijiang Tower: Night Market
- Lijiang Tower: Garden
- Lijiang Tower: Control Center
There are two press sources in Lijang Tower: the eTicker in front of the lion statues, and a newspaper (located beneath one of the chairs inside the capture point. The chair can be destroyed to see the hidden newspaper).
Chinese Signs: Translation
Special thanks to freelancer Stellarboy for translating the signs, e-ticker, and the newspaper for Blizzplanet.
Lijiang Tower: Night Market
Lijiang Tower: Garden
The garden is basically the entry point into the Lucheng Interstellar lobby. Besides a garden, it sports a massive aquarium (with whales and fish) beneath the capture point.
Lijiang Tower: Control Center
The control center is the base of operations for the Lucheng Interstellar. This is the company that built the Horizon Lunar Base and the Interstellar Journey Space Station. One of the rooms was the office of Dr. Harold Winston. You may find a picture of Dr. Harold and baby Winston on his desk.
The Control Center also serves as a museum. Both sides have Space Suits, a Lunar Rover, and a Soyuz Capsule. The capture point is actually displaying a holographic energy matrix of the Interstellar Journey Space Station. According to the eTicker in the Night Market, the Interstellar Journey Space Station has an emergency shutdown. It’s unknown what’s causing it, and it is likely it might become an Overwatch Map.
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