Blizzard Entertainment is adding a major new feature to Overwatch. Called the Workshop, this scripting mode will allow players to create their own custom games.
The new scriptig mode for the team-based multiplayer first-person shooter is now live on the PTR.
Overwatch Workshop Feature Announced
On Wednesday, April 24, the game developer announced the Overwatch Workshop, which is described as a simplified game scripting system. It offers the fans a far more scope to get even more creative.
"Create games in ways previously unimaginable with the Workshop! The Workshop is a simplified game scripting system that expands the customization features available in the Game Browser," the developer stated in an official announcement on the game's official website.
"Within the Workshop, you'll create a Script to add Rules and unique play Conditions on top of the established Overwatch game modes you already know and love."
According to Blizzard, rules can do a lot of stuff. For example, players can set up some game with new rules and win conditions. They can adjust how a hero's movement and abilities work, or add text to some elements of the game.
What is rather most exciting is that players could also create a prototype of their own hero using the Overwatch Workshop. However, they will not be able to edit the maps.
To demonstrate the new feature, Blizzard released a hot game mode known as the Molten Floor where the players' hero will catch fire if they are on the ground.
Workshop Now Live On The PTR
The Workshop update is currently available on PC. It has gone live in the game's public test server and it seems pretty beefy. Just like other PTR updates, Workshop is a work in progress, thus, Blizzard might make some adjustments or close it down for fine-tuning.
Since Overwatch launched in 2016, Blizzard Entertainment has not stopped to introduce new content and support. The most recent one rolled out in February is the addition of Baptiste, the 30th hero in the game.
In the developer update's video, Jeff Kaplan also talked about a mirrored deathmatch mode that could arrive in the Arcade in the near future. Additional details about the deathmatch mode is further discussed in the the video below: