Overwatch Custom Game Browser Now Available On PTR

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan took to YouTube this week to announce that custom games are getting an overhaul along with the launch of the first version of a custom server browser, allowing players to search custom games for the first time.

Custom game hosts can configure a number of options with this latest update. Here is just a small sample of the options available for players to play around with.

  • Enable / disable individual heroes
  • Change the rate of health regeneration from health packs and abilities
  • Disable abilities and ultimate’s entirely
  • Change movement speeds
  • Limit team sizes
  • Limit map rotation

This can lead to a lot of interesting custom game variations, some of which have already hit YouTube. Here are some of these inventive modes include “Juggernaut” – a single team of one super health / damage boosted Roadhog or “tower defense” offensive attack heroes against a team of six Torb / Symetra defenders on a payload map.

Check out some of these modes in these embedded videos:

Here is Jeff Kaplan’s original video message, which almost a million people have watched. The Custom Game Browser is now available on the PTR, and is expected to drop in the first post Lunar Festival update next week.

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