It hasn’t even been a full day since Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan announced the addition of the Workshop to the game’s public test realm, and yet players have already started to create some incredible game modes to try out. One such mode has taken inspiration from another popular first-person shooter, Counter-Strike.
A player posted the script code for the game mode on Overwatch‘s subreddit, where the post took off. Essentially, the mode copies from the Arms Race game mode from Counter-Strike or Gun Game from Call of Duty, where players face off against each other in a free-for-all battle. The catch: every time you score an elimination, you move on to the next weapon in line. Every kill moves you to the next weapon, until you win by scoring a kill with a knife.
In the Overwatch version, you don’t move on to another weapon on a kill, you move on to the next hero in line. The first hero that you play as is Mercy, and as you progress, you move up the Overwatch roster. The first player to get a kill on every hero is the winner.
This is only the tip of the iceberg for the Workshop; there have already been multiple other game modes created by the Overwatch community. For example, one user made it possible for Bastions to roll around while in turret form—a fear of many Overwatch players worldwide.
Another cool mode that a Redditor created was a fog mode, where a map is covered in a thick layer of fog. This gave many people ideas on how to utilize this fog, like creating a horror-style zombie hoard mode with low visibility. The possibilities are endless for Overwatch fans in the workshop and should be a great tool for creatives to play around with for the next year.