Overwatch is turning three years old this summer, and in accordance with tradition will celebrate the date with a three-week anniversary event that brings back all the seasonal brawls and loot from the past.
Looking for a dash of ornithology with your Overwatch? Probably not, but you might be excited to learn that one particularly inventive player has re-created the (in)famously entertaining sidescroller Flappy Bird in-game with Pharah.
Overwatch has portals – thanks, Symmetra – but they don’t tend to provide the same sort of high-flying fun you’d get out of the industry-standard portal guns manufactured by Aperture Science. Thankfully, the recently launched Workshop has given players a chance to rectify this horrible oversight, and we’ve now got a proper portal gun to play with.
Activision Blizzard says that it’s looking to develop the Overwatch universe. In an earnings call that took place earlier this week, Blizzard president J Allen Brack told investors that the game’s development team is continuing to work on the game, but also to attempt to grow the scope of the world around it.
A makeshift volleyball mode in Overwatch is a getting a facelift that bears a striking similarity to another mode fans might be familiar with. Volleybomb is a volleyball-themed Overwatch Workshop creation where two teams of two bat an energy ball at each other, and the first to 10 points wins. A new version will incorporate elements of the Lúcioball mode from Overwatch’s Summer Games events.
Yearning for the friendship-destroying anarchy of Mario Kart on PC, yet too wholesome and pure for Grip’s gritty sci-fi aesthetic? You’ll want to check out the latest custom game mode in the Overwatch Workshop. Overwatch Racing makes a decent fist of turning Blizzard’s hero shooter into a racing game, with increased move speed, custom hazards, and even a podium finish ceremony.
We’re all PC gamers here, of course, but chances are you remember Navi, the chatty blue fairy from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time who taught you how to use the controls, helped you target enemies, and never, ever seemed to shut up for more than twenty seconds at a stretch. Now, thanks to the power of the Overwatch Workshop, she can accompany your heroes there, too.
The Overwatch Workshop is letting players tinker with the nuts and bolts of the game, and there are already a ton of fun new player-created game modes to try out. Now there’s a code you can use to switch the game’s camera from first- to third-person, letting you see all your hero’s cool moves in combat.
Overwatch is embracing the creativity angle of its player base through the recent launch of the Overwatch Workshop. The tools available apparently make it possible to create aimbots, so now you can completely ruin everyone else’s fun without the risk of being banned.