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Overwatch Workshop mode is literally the most random yet

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch Workshop mode takes RNG to the next level and randomizes everything heroes can do, except for movement and aiming.

A lot of random, unexpected stuff happens in Overwatch but the outcome of games are usually determined by the players' actions and not RNG.

So Overwatch Workshop tinkerer Jeyzor decided to throw player choice to the wind and create a mode that randomizes everything except for movement and aim.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Plenty of random stuff happens in Overwatch already, but Jeyzor took it to a whole new level.


The “Hearthstone Simulator”

“Everything is random,” Jeyzor wrote when describing his new mode. “Your hero shoots randomly for a random duration and uses abilities at random times, including ultimates. 

"Your hero also jumps randomly and communicates randomly,” he added. “You only have control over your movement and aim, so aim where you want your abilities to hit, if they happen to trigger that is.”

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
You can finally play Hearthstone in Overwatch, just not this kind.

In this mode, even when you think you’re about to finish off that annoying Ashe, a random series of events can occur to completely turn the tables and leave you wondering what just happened.

Several players joked that Jeyzor simply managed to recreate Quick Play or Competitive but the creator simply referred to it as “The Hearthstone Simulator” to poke fun at Blizzard’s RNG-based card game.

For players who want to try out Jeyzor’s RNG Workshop mode AKA the Hearthstone Simulator, the code is: B5HEG. The latest codes for the mode can be found here.


Big changes coming to Overwatch ranked?

Possibly in an effort to reduce the amount of random things that happen during matches, the Overwatch League is reportedly switching to a 2-2-2 Role Lock in Stage 4.

We don’t know whether or not the system will eventually make it to the main game, but if it did it would be one of the biggest changes to Overwatch since the game came out.

Stage 4 of the Overwatch League starts on July 25, so hopefully we get more word on role lock sometime before then.