Overwatch player creates horror PVE mode and it's actually terrifying

Overwatch player creates horror PVE mode and it’s actually terrifying

Published: 31/Aug/2020 14:11

by David Purcell


Sometimes the options available in Overwatch just aren’t enough for players, with one putting together an epic glitched PVE mode that will actually scare you straight. 

The popular multiplayer game from Blizzard Entertainment is constantly evolving. It actually hosts a number of themed events depending on the season, with Halloween always one that impresses the online gaming community.


While the developer’s plans for the scariest night of the year are yet to be revealed, one player has given us a taste of what could come.

They have created their own player vs. environment game mode, where a glitch moves so fast you don’t know what to expect from one moment to the next.

Halloween in Overwatch
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Overwatch has had Halloween themed content in the past, but this concept is on another level.

Overwatch horror PVE mode concept

The Overwatch player base is well known as one of the most creative out there. Everything from detailed cosplays to fan art, it could be argued that this community tops the charts by a good distance.

On August 30, one more insane fan concept was revealed. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and it has even been given a name, ‘GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM.’

“I made a glitch-themed PvE HORROR game mode with A.I. monsters in Workshop!” the creator said in a Reddit thread.



The full trailer for the mode can be seen below, courtesy of Therister.

This is the type of thing that will really show you what you are made of. A number of in-game glitch animations appear regularly to throw off each hero involved, including pop-up messages that say “I’m here.”

It was put together using Overwatch’s Workshop tool, and the designer has even released more specific info on how it should be played. They posted: “This is GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM, a game mode where you have to find ten purple orbs to escape, all the while avoiding glitchy Sombra bots who relentlessly chase you down wherever you go using dynamically generated pathfinding.


“There are over 150 possible orb locations, ensuring every playthrough feels equally as helpless and stressful. The game gets increasingly terrifying as you collect more orbs, with glitched Sombra’s spawning more frequently and you seeing/hearing more and more hallucinations over time.”

This one might be built for four people to play at one time, but would you dare jumping in alone?


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


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.


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.


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.

Overwatch heroes 2020
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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.