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New Overwatch ‘Live Tutor’ could help players master new heroes

by Bill Cooney

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One big-brained Overwatch player wants to use the Workshop mode to help players master more heroes.

Players have been using the Workshop to churn out an insane amount of content since the feature was released to the PTR and that includes a ton of training modes for various heroes and their abilities, like Ana’s Sleep Dart and Grenade.

Reddit user yugijak came up with the idea for what they call ‘Live Tutor’ which will “allow [players] an environment where they can help each other improve.”

We will miss the Training Bots, though.


Patience, Grasshopper

Live Tutor would be a training game mode in the Workshop that would be publically accessible so other players could join, unlike the training range.

In Live Tutor players would also be able to communicate from either team while in voice chat, which would allow for both in-game console and PC education, according to yugijak.

Each spawn in Live Tutor has a portal that allows players to change which team they’re on, even in the middle of a game as well.

“AI is no use when training to fight people,” yugijak said. “Not just because of predictability but because of the fact AI doesn't make actual mistakes or miss. Or panic. Or half the things that make fighting people fun and interesting.”

So, instead of just hopping into Quick Play and insta-locking McCree to get some practice in before his insane new buff goes live no matter what your teammates say, Live Tutor could offer a more chill environment to practice in.

Unfortunatley, Live Tutor is still only an idea, but when (or if) yugijak creates it and shares the code we’ll share it as well.

Each spawn in Live Tutor has a portal that allows players to change which team they’re on, even in the middle of a game as well.

“AI is no use when training to fight people,” yugijak said. “Not just because of predictability but because of the fact AI doesn't make actual mistakes or miss. Or panic. Or half the things that make fighting people fun and interesting.”

Instead of just hopping into Quick Play and insta-locking McCree to get some practice in before his insane new buff goes live no matter what your teammates say, Live Tutor could offer a more chill environment to practice in.

Unfortunately, Live Tutor is still only an idea but when, or if, yugijak creates it and shares the code, we’ll share it as well.


What else is coming to Overwatch soon?

Overwatch has even more new content coming for Summer 2019, according to Director Jeff Kaplan.

Besides Hero 31, Kaplan also said there was more major content on the way besides the Workshop and Replay modes, but exactly what it is remains unknown.

The Replay system was one of the most requested features by Overwatch players since it was introduced during the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, so it will be interesting to see what kind of stuff comes next.