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Overwatch Workshop mode takes Capture the Flag to new heights

Published: 8/Jun/2019 19:08 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 19:19

by Bill Cooney

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Thanks to the Workshop, there’s a whole new player-created Overwatch game mode that takes traditional Capture the Flag to the next level – literally.

Overwatch has had a Capture the Flag mode, in some form, since “Capture the Rooster” from the Year of the Rooster event in 2017.

Now, CTF is in semi-regular rotation in the Overwatch Arcade, but Reddit user popular Mountain Climbing Workshop mode, decided to take the game mode to new heights.

Blizzard EntertainmentCapture the Flag is a popular Arcade mode, especially during Lunar New Year.

It’s boop, or be booped

Jeyzor’s new mode, made in the workshop, is called “Steal from the Trainwrecks,” and it’s essentially two teams playing Capture the Flag in the train cars high above Route 66.

With jump pads on both trains, teams have to launch themselves over a gap to the other car and try to bring back the “treasure” from inside the train back to their point.

Each team is made up of five players, and there are nine heroes to choose from. Jeyzor has also given several of the heroes new abilities to increase their chance of getting an environmental kill.

For example, Pharah and Soldier’s ultimates both deal knockback, and Brigitte’s ultimate is the only time her Rocket Flail is available to send opponents flying.

For players who want to try out Jeyzor’s wild new take on Capture the Flag, the Workshop code is: 3RB6C.

Is Workshop the best thing to happen to Overwatch?

Since the Workshop mode became available to players on Overwatch’s PTR, there has been an entire mountain range of original content produced, which has led some players to call it the best thing to happen to Overwatch in awhile.

According to Blizzard, the most popular user-made Workshop mode so far is UNO, surprisingly enough. There’s just something about playing the classic card game with Overwatch heroes.

With players just beginning to unlock all of the Workshop’s potential, we’re sure to see even more mind-blowing custom creations coming soon.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.