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Overwatch fan recreates Pictionary with brilliant Workshop design

Published: 28/May/2019 1:07 Updated: 28/May/2019 1:16

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Workshop master DarwinStreams has come out with a new mode that allows players to channel their creative side.

Since the Workshop came out, Darwin has released several different cool mods, like an Apex Legends-style ping and giving Widowmaker some Rainbow 6 Siege tech, just to name a few.

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Now, Darwin has done it again with a new original painting/Pictionary mode using assets in the Overwatch Workshop.

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The painting mode allows players to paint anything they want using Symmetra. You can even change the brush size by crouching or jumping and change colors by using the secondary fire button.

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As soon as Darwin showed off the new mode on Twitter, countless people responded that the new mode would let them channel their inner fourth grader and draw exactly what you’re thinking of.

Hilarious implications aside, the mode can also be used by more than one player at a time, which means games like Pictionary are now a thing in Overwatch.

For players who want to channel their inner artist or just recreate that masterpiece you left on your desk in gradeschool, the code is: QR5YQ.

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The mode is only available on the PTR version of the Workshop, but will be in the main game when the current PTR goes live.

Workshop, Replays, what’s next?

Overwatch has come out with a ton of new content in 2019 and besides the Workshop, Overwatch also just introduced a new Replay feature.

The Replay feature allows players to go back and watch matches from any vantage point and has been one of the most-requested Overwatch features since it was first introduced during the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

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Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan even hinted at more new content coming later this summer, but other than an eventual Hero 31, he didn’t share exactly what it would be.

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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.