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Most popular Overwatch Workshop modes and how to play them

Published: 31/May/2019 7:29 Updated: 31/May/2019 8:34

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has revealed the most popular Workshop modes.

The Workshop is a scripting system that harnesses the power of some of Blizzard’s own tools to give players a huge amount of control while creating new game modes.

The Workshop was first released to the Public Test Realm (PTR) on April 24, and after over three weeks of testing, feedback, and updates, was at last released to the live servers on May 21, giving all players access to the feature.

Despite coming as a complete surprise to most Overwatch players, with such a feature not having been highly-requested, the Workshop has proven an immediate hit.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has proven a massive hit with Overwatch players.

Players have used the Workshop to create all manner of game modes, from recreations of other classic game types like a CS:GO-style bomb defuse, to coming up with their own unique modes, and even developing practice tools for improving at Overwatch itself.

Kaplan took to the Overwatch forums to reveal which modes have been most popular so far.

“Wow, the response to the Workshop has been overwhelming. You all are creating some amazing content! We just got some stats that I figured you’d all be interested in. Thanks so much for all of this great content!”

Here are the most popular modes in North America and Europe:

Name Duration hours Matches Avg players Share Code
UNO 1370 1556 11.3 WMVZC
Floor is Lava Parkour 1246 899 8.2 9DFF3
McCree Hot Potato 1048 1261 8.2 9J4NE
Hammond Racing 942 1271 9.5 JWY47
Gun Game 940 1469 8.2 9655A
D.Va Bumperkart 897 1094 8.2 6ZBX5
Flappy Bird 765 1966 8.2 4QY7N
Floor is Lava 681 823 9.0 TGT12
D.Va Racing 633 1291 8.2 BD9WP
Endgame 598 493 9.0 PJTY1
Emote to Kill 598 657 8.5 0V9FF
D.Va Space Battle 596 843 9.0 W2ZMG
Play as Two Heroes 586 817 11.3 Y1S15
Portal 550 726 8.2 BE2J7
“Tea” mode 540 592 9.0 R98SS
Top Down Overwatch 519 641 8.2 7KR0G
Bastion Turret FFA 503 708 8.2 8E1CK
Flappy Bird Multiplayer 491 1010 9.0 P3DNC
Third-Person Mode 423 753 9.0 NVFTS
Super Smash Bros 394 574 8.2 2SQKT
Helicopter Mode 389 698 8.2 E5NGZ
Surfer Mei 386 660 8.2 JBWH8
Lucio Racing 340 558 9.0 PH0BJ
Hero Gauntlet 328 491 8.2 7DC42

Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.