One Overwatch fan has come up with a brilliant way to help practice movement while also breathing new life into the Workshop creations.
Since its release on May 21, the Overwatch Workshop has allowed of the game’s most creative fans to conjure up new ways to play the popular title.
Some creators have decided to put new twists on old modes, while others have taken their favorite games from elsewhere and implemented them in Overwatch. However, some have been hard at work trying to give fans an interesting way to play while also learning new tricks.
In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, Onocom, showed off their newest creation - OWHop, an advanced bunny hop script that can be used in-game.
The addition is inspired by the strafe jumping and bunny hopping mechanic from Counter-Strike: Source, with the reveal video for the mode even paying homage to Phoon - the infamous CS bunny hopper from years gone by.
However, the focus of the addition isn’t solely on bunny hopping at high speeds around the maps. Players can use the new creation to practice their skill jumps and movement on maps like Hanamura and Oasis so that it has a real impact and can improve their actual play.
After being quizzed about the new mode, Onocom responded to a comment from a fan who stated the mode looked “amazing” and made them realize how much they missed bunny hopping in older games.
“I really liked playing Bhop maps in CS:GO/Source, that's why I wanted to make this script,” replied the creator, before adding that they would like to see if others can make maps based around their new creation.
While nobody has, yet, taken up that mantle, the script provides a near-perfect basis for players to come up with movement maps that might breathe new life into a round of Workshop creations.
Thankfully, for players who may be concerned about being wrecked by extremely fast-moving players in competitive matches, the script is currently consigned to the Workshop.
However, if you want to try it out and use the new mechanics to master jumps that will help you get a leg up in multiplayer action, the code for the creation is: 0TNEC.