Overwatch’s new season patch says it’s OK to change the rules

    
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When Overwatch says that it has released its new game browser with its latest patch, that may sound like the most dull patch note in the galaxy. But what those milquetoast words hide is that this patch actually is putting revolutionary power into the hands of players. Shazam!

In a nutshell, the game browser allows players to create and search for custom games with all sorts of crazy rulesets. “Think of it like a playground,” Blizzard said. “The game browser is an extension of Overwatch’s custom game mode that gives you the power to create your own games, change the rules, and make your creations accessible to a much wider range of players. It also gives fellow players the tools to find your games and participate.”

The studio said that additional features and options for the browser are also in the works, and of course the patch also kicked off Competitive Play Season 4. Check out some of the possibilities with the new game browser in the following video!

Source: Overwatch
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Danny Smith

So exactly what black magic voodoo are they using to steal the very life force of meme fortress 2 like this? :p

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DeadlyAccurate

I hope they don’t add too many more ways to split the community, though. It was taking 2 1/2 – 3 minutes to find Quick Play matches yesterday.

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Melissa McDonald

If I wanted to be snarky about it I would say “it’s about time” they did that. Other FPS have server browsers where you can search for games with your desired parameters. Overwatch seems like a “lite” (as in saccharine, watered-down, low-calorie, less filling) FPS for people who would otherwise find the FPS war games too intense and too testosterone-laced.

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Little Bugbear

This could be fun to play around with.

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Loopy

Even though Blizz is obviously not the first company to add this functionality, the server browser is a game changer for Overwatch. It allows you to basically do anything you want. I played Human vs. Predator mode (soldiers vs overpowered sombra), all ults, crazy symmetra boss fights, instagib modes, you name it..

One thing they need to do is improve the functionality of the browser itself, such as ability to save favourite servers, better lobby system, etc (unless i missed it).

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Armsbend

tl;dr

It’s Valve’s TF2 browser. Looking for what’s going to happen in Overwatch’s distant future? Load up TF2 and see what’s happening in that game now.