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Should Overwatch feature its alternate maps more often?

Published: 10/Jun/2019 23:53 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 0:15

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch features alternate versions of some of its maps for Capture the Flag and other Arcade modes, but players are wondering if the alternate maps could be used to give a little variety to Quick Play.

Ever since the Year of the Rooster event in 2017, Blizzard has had alternate day/night maps for Capture the Flag and other modes (like Retribution and Uprising) that let players see the maps in a fresh, different way.

Now, players are wondering why Blizzard doesn’t make the maps available year-round by adding them into the regular Quick Play lineup.

Blizzard EntertainmentSunset on Ilios doesn’t look too bad at all.

Daytime at the Night Market

Usually sunny maps like Nepal and Busan are played at night during Capture the Flag, while Lijiang Tower’s alternate finally lets players see it in daylight.

Reddit user abduktedtemplar suggested in a post that Blizzard should add the alternate map skins to the regular Arcade and Quick Play lineup. Competitive is a different story, since most people agree maps shouldn’t really change there.

“I’ve literally been hoping this would be a feature since the night version of Rialto Archives Mode,” one user wrote. “The maps are so gorgeous at night!”

Adding some variety to the regular lineup of maps might not be too bad of an idea and it seems like an easy way for Blizzard to shake things up for players without really affecting gameplay.

Blizzard EntertainmentIs Lijiang Tower’s Night Market open during the day?

When will we get an actual new Overwatch map?

Havana, the latest Overwatch map, was released during the 2019 Archives event, which at the time of writing, was a little over a month ago, so a new map probably isn’t right around the corner, yet.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan did tease the arrival of Hero 31 sometime later this Summer, but didn’t get any more specific than that, but a new map could be in the works as part of the ‘major new content’ he also mentioned.

With the Replay feature and the Workshop, it seems Blizzard is giving players features they’ve been asking for, but only time will tell if the alternate map skins make it to the regular Quick Play and Arcade rotations.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4