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The town's beautiful views, fine dining, and historical museums make Ilios an attractive tourist destination for those who appreciate time away from the bustle of the big cities.[1]

Ilios is one of the locations in Overwatch. It is a Control map. It has three stages: Lighthouse, Well, and Ruins.

Situated atop a small island rising from the Aegean Sea, Ilios is a postcard-perfect Mediterranean town, with a bustling harbourside, winding paths for rambling hillside strolls, and gorgeous vistas. It is the ideal vacation stop for people looking for a place to relax, or for those interested in exploring the ruins scattered at the top of the island, where many artifacts and relics of the ancient world have been recently unearthed.

Overhead map


Concept Art[2]


Ilios is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea that is very popular with tourists. Atop the island, there is an archaeology site where ancient Greek statues and mosaics have been discovered. Talon activity has been seen in the area, and Athena believes they are interested in the artifacts.

Easter Eggs

  • All three stages are arranged on a single island. Ruins is directly facing the Colossus statue, Lighthouse is angled 45° to Ruins' right, and Well is 45° to Ruins' left.
  • In the Kofi Aromo by the Lighthouse, there is a tablet with Hearthstone open.
  • In the fishing shop by the Lighthouse, there are boxes of Murk Bait for sale.
  • In two houses, one on each side of the Well, there are TVs with the brand label Samwise, a shout-out to Samwise Didier, WoW's Art Director.


  • "Ilios" was an alternate name for ancient Troy (hence "Iliad").
  • Ilios was one of the only two maps available at launch whose theme music was not in the Overwatch Soundtrack; the other being Lijiang Tower.
  • The Well is similar to the Pit of Death in the movie '300' that is also set in Greece.
  • In the Ruins part of the map, the statue behind the control point bears a likeness to the Greek Goddess Athena, whereas the statue in front of the point near the cliff appears to look like Hera.
  • Ilios is very likely based off the real Greek island of Santorini.
  • The colossus statue in the background could possibly be based off the colossus of Rhodes.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed certain heroes to stand on unintended pillars on Ilios.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png 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.png June 28, 2016 Patch: Players can no longer be resurrected in out-of-play areas on Ilios.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png April 5, 2016 (beta) Patch: Each round now has a unique name. Rounds are now shuffled in random order. Minor revisions to art and collision have been made throughout the map.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 10, 2016 (beta) Patch: Updated several in-game locations and objects to prevent players from being able to reach, stand, and/or get stuck on them; Fixed an issue where a large health pack was missing near the third Control point (Ruins).
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ilios map added.


Maps in Overwatch
Assault Hanamura (Winter) •• Horizon Lunar Colony •• Paris •• Temple of Anubis •• Volskaya Industries
Escort Dorado •• Junkertown •• Rialto •• Route 66 •• Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Hybrid Blizzard World (Winter) •• Eichenwalde (Halloween) •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani
Control Busan •• Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis
Arcade Arena Black Forest (Winter) •• Castillo •• Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Necropolis
CtF Ayutthaya •• Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University
Deathmatch Château Guillard (Halloween) •• Petra •• Kanezaka
Event Lúcioball Busan Stadium •• Estádio das Rãs •• Sydney Harbour Arena
Other Adlersbrunn •• Lijiang Tower (CtR) •• King's Row (Uprising) •• Rialto (Retribution)