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Overwatch • Jun 24, 2019

Overwatch player creates hectic Workshop mode inspired by anime meme

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Overwatch player creates hectic Workshop mode inspired by anime meme
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An Overwatch player has created a chaotic mode in the Workshop inspired by an anime-related meme.

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DarwinStreams is perhaps the Workshop’s most prolific creator, producing an enormous variety of custom modes that have been popular with Overwatch players.

For his latest creation, Darwin took inspiration from the “teleports behind you” meme to create a mode in which players can live out their anime ninja fantasies.

The mode gives Overwatch’s resident ninja, Genji, the ability to literally teleport behind his enemies with his right-click. After doing so, he has a one-second window during which to get an instant-kill melee. Securing the kill will reset the teleport’s cooldown, but failing to do so will leave Genji without the ability for six seconds.

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The Workshop has been an incredible success.

In a free-for-all with multiple Genjis, this makes for a hilarious and hectic game mode, with players dashing and disappearing all over the place.

Thanks to the new Replays feature, which allows players to watch back their games with full observer controls, Darwin was also able to capture some highlights from the mode with appropriately cinematic framing.

Those that wish to try out this mode can do so with share code 13VRM.

Darwin has also been responsible for some of the most popular Workshop modes so far, producing everything from useful practice modes for Ana and Reinhardt, to fun modes like “Torbjörnball 2k19” and Overwatch Pictionary. His “D.Va Racing” mode is also one of the top 10 most popular so far, according to Blizzard.

The Workshop feature has proven immensely popular with Overwatch players, and in combination with the new Replays feature there are now more options than ever for content creators to express their creativity through the game.

Players are now also looking forward to what might be coming for Overwatch this summer, as game director Jeff Kaplan hinted at a change to the typical content schedule.

Normally, Overwatch fans could expect to see the first reveal of the next new hero by the end of June or the first few days of July, but whether or not they’ll have to wait longer to find out who is hero 31 remains to be seen.

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