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Overwatch Workshop Mode Let’s You Create Your Own Custom Game Modes

by Aiman MaulanaApril 26, 2019
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Overwatch Workshop Mode Let’s You Create Your Own Custom Game Modes

In a new developer update video, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed the addition of the Overwatch Workshop mode. This mode will let players use their creative thinking and some programming to create new custom game modes.

Putting the tools of mode creation in the player’s hands, the Overwatch Workshop mode helps make the game have a better lifespan in the market. It’s not something everyone will be able to fully take advantage of as Jeff Kaplan noted that it is a “power user” feature. If you already have some idea of programming and game logic, you’re likely going to get more out of this initiative. However, the team is trying to make it as accessible as possible.

Kaplan gave a few examples of modes the Blizzard team has already cooked up while testing the feature. Molten Floor sees your hero light on fire when they’re on the ground. The other mode has every player start as the same character and, after a set amount of time, everyone switches to a new character.

There is a lot here and the blog post on Blizzard’s site is very lengthy. Kaplan also talked about how the Workshop Inspector helps you debug your script and mentioned how easy it will be for users to share their modes. If you’d like to dig in further, make sure to check out that blog post by clicking right here.

The Overwatch Workshop is currently testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR). After the PTR phase is finished, the Workshop will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net.

Pokdepinion: Remember, DotA was created as a custom map in Warcraft III. This might have the potential of creating something amazing on its own.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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