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Top 10 most popular Overwatch Workshop modes – June 2019

Published: 28/Jun/2019 8:02 Updated: 28/Jun/2019 8:37

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard have revealed the most popular modes that have been created by players in the Overwatch Workshop.

The Workshop has proven to be an enormously popular feature, giving players the power to create a huge variety of custom game modes and share them with others.

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Now that it’s been more than a month since the feature went live on May 21, Overwatch developer Keith Miron revealed on the Overwatch forums which modes have been the most popular since it hit the live servers.

Miron also offered some more general stats regarding the Workshop, revealing that roughly 290,000 unique game codes have been generated in the Workshop by 152,000 players, with 4.64 million players having played Workshop games.

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Blizzard previously revealed the most popular Workshop modes from when the feature was on the PTR, but now that the full player base has had over a month to both create and participate in custom modes, the rankings have shifted significantly.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has been incredibly popular with Overwatch players.

While many of the most popular PTR modes have now been displaced from this list, a version of card game UNO that was the number one mode during testing remains within the top 10.

Prolific Workshop creator DarwinStreams is responsible for the new most popular custom mode in the world, with his “OverFighter” mode that turns Overwatch into a full-blown fighting game, complete with side-on perspective, health bars, and even special “fatality” finishing moves.

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The fighting game genre seems to be a popular one, with a Super Smash Bros-style mode also making it into the top 10. Unfortunately, Miron didn’t reveal the codes for the most popular global modes, but they’ve been added where known.

  1. 1. OverFighter – Z5XK2
  2. 2. Aim Training
  3. 3. 源氏练刀 (Genji Sword)
  4. 4. RPG
  5. 5. 혈압마라톤 (Blood pressure marathon)
  6. 6. Super Smash Bros – V24YG
  7. 7. Parkour – TC88S
  8. 8. UNO – WMVZC
  9. 9. 表白房 (White room)
  10. 10. Genji Heaven – BE8VH

Miron did, however, also reveal the most popular modes in Europe, in this case with codes included. There is quite a bit of crossover between the two lists, although in Europe it seems Darwin is even more popular, with his Sprint Racing mode also coming up third.

Rank Name Share code
1 OverFighter Z5XK2
2 Genji Heaven BE8VH
3 Sprint Racing CGKAS
4 Super Smash Bros VZ4YG
5 Parkour TC88S
6 Aim Trainer BQSSS
7 OW Shooting Range P5RGD
8 Mountain Climbing PJMWG
9 UNO WMVZC
10 Torb Golf CYZR8
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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.