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.