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  Overwatch: new Workshop feature now on PTR
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04/25/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — Overwatch players, modders, and budding game developers can now create games in previously unimaginable ways with a brand-new feature—Workshop! Now available on the Public Test Realm on PC, players can create a Script within Workshop to add Rules and unique play Conditions on top of the established Overwatch game modes they already know and love. Rules can do things like change how a hero’s movement and abilities work, modify how players are damaged or healed, or even display text under certain circumstances. 

Workshop Key Features

  • Create your own scripts for customized game modes in Overwatch

  • Share/link out to your own game mode without navigating through menus in game

  • Debug issues with their scripts using the Workshop Inspector

  • Games created by Workshop will live on the Custom Game Browser

  • Workshop will be available on Console and PC

To access Workshop on the PTR and start creating a script, while in game, click Play > Game Browser> Create > Settings > Workshop.

The Overwatch team is offering two new game modes created through Workshop to give players an idea of what’s possible:

  • Molten Floor: Stay off the floor, it’s deadly lava.

  • Mirrored Deathmatch (FFA): Players wage deathmatch as the same mirrored hero, rotating heroes every minute; the player with the most kills wins.

For more information on Workshop, visit this full blog outline on how to use the feature. Additionally, Game Director Jeff Kaplan is sharing a developer update on what Workshop offers players.