This marks the primary time a seasonal recreation mode has turn out to be a everlasting addition to Overwatch. Will extra be added sooner or later?
Throughout the Overwatch celebration of Chinese language New Yr, a brand new recreation mode was launched within the type of Seize the Flag. The newest developer replace has revealed that this mode will stay a part of Overwatch, with further maps on their means.
This marks the primary time a timed occasion has introduced a everlasting recreation mode. Earlier modes embrace Lucioball, Junkenstein’s Revenge, and Mei’s Snowball Offensive, all of which got here and went as soon as the seasonal occasion ended. The one caveat to creating Seize the Flag a everlasting mode is that it’ll solely be out there as a customized recreation.
With its motion to a everlasting recreation mode, Seize the Flag will now function twelve totally different maps. Three have been made obtainable through the Year of the Rooster occasion, whereas the brand new maps might be pulled from Overwatch‘s seize maps. Nepal, Ilios, and Oasis will every have three smaller maps created from their format.
Blizzard additionally introduced the introduction of the server browser. Gamers now have the supply to look precisely what they need to play. Whether or not it’s a selected recreation mode or a sure map, the server browser permits gamers to look and get to it shortly.
“It’s a very cool function the place individuals can run customized variations of the sport, after which different individuals can discover that recreation in a public listing after which be a part of it,” defined Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan in a video. “So we’re including a server browser that lists all of the customized video games which might be operating in your area … and there are all types of sorting and filtering choices that will help you discover precisely what sort of recreation you’re in search of.”
On account of these modifications, customized video games will now reward gamers with expertise identical to some other recreation mode. Even when a mode has been tweaked, gamers will nonetheless have the ability to degree up.
The server browser is reside to PC gamers utilizing the Public Check Area server. Like different updates earlier than it, server browser can be examined and tweaked right here earlier than going stay within the full recreation throughout each platform. There isn’t a point out of how lengthy this can take.