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An Egyptian bazaar is not a place where you'd expect a battle. Securing victory will require improvisation.[1]

The Temple of Anubis is an Assault map location in Overwatch.

"Nestled among the ancient ruins of the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, the Temple of Anubis is one of many new excavations in the area. While most believe that the site is of interest for archaeological reasons, it also hides the entrance to a research facility that extends deep beneath the earth. The facility is alleged to house an artificial intelligence, but the whole truth is known only to a select few. Not even the agents of Helix Security International, who guard the facility, know what they're protecting."
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During the Omnic Crisis, Overwatch's original strike team quarantined a God Program called Anubis in a research facility beneath the Giza Plateau. Its existence was never made public, and a team of Helix Security International guards was assigned to guard it.

In Mission Statement, Anubis briefly broke free and began to take control of omnics in the area. Before it could breach Helix's firewalls, it was defeated by a team led by Pharah.



Easter Eggs

  • In the attackers' first spawn, there is a tablet with Hearthstone open propped up in front of a folder with a photograph of Ana's Shrike skin.
    • It also foreshadows the first new hero to be added after the game's official release in 2016
  • A Zerg hydralisk skull is mounted on the wall of the vehicle in which attackers spawn at the beginning of the match.
  • The attackers' spawn vehicle has a murloc spraypainted on the side.
    • If a player hits the murloc's eye, it will make a noise.
  • Many hieroglyphs have the symbol of the Horde mixed in with them.
  • On the platform near the first point, which the bridge is connected to, you can see a discarded robot that looks like Echo's torso and head.


  • Early concept art focused on pairing traditional architecture with futuristic elements.[2]
  • Temple of Anubis is one of the three maps without any Environmental hazards, the other two being Ecopoint: Antarctica and Hollywood.
  • There are 2 major holding points for the defense at point A. First is holding the bridge that connects the first two large indoor health packs. Then there is the on-Point defense taking advantage of the building just right of the point (defense facing the attacking spawn).
  • The most common hold on point B is an on-point defense with most teams using a combo of Shield tanks(Orisa, Reinhardt, or Zarya), Turrets (Bastion, Torbjorn or Symmetra) and huge burst damage heroes (Junkrat, Reaper, and Pharah.). If the enemy team is using a Symmetra, try to have a Winston or Junkrat to take care of turrets or deal damage out of sight respectively


Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png June 20, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed players to reach unintended locations on Temple of Anubis.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 9, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug causing a portion of the city wall to display incorrectly on all graphics settings.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 2, 2016 Patch:  During subsequent Competitive rounds on Assault maps, the amount of time provided for team assembly has been reduced.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: A new route has been added to reach the second capture point. The temple gate leading to the second capture point is now wider.


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)