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Newly Added Overwatch Workshop Has Already Inspired Amazing Mods

The Overwatch Workshop allows players to create their own experience, and it's already off to a great start!
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Yesterday, Blizzard revealed their new Overwatch Workshop that allows players to build their own games and heroes for a more tailored experience. The Workshop really aims to inspire creativity and that’s exactly what it has done with only being out for one day! 

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Blizzard already gave players a “Floor is Lava” adaptation with their Molten mode and fans wasted no time when adding their own personal flavors into the hit FPS. Since the latest addition is so brand new and limited to PTR while in testing, there picks of which are the most enjoyable are still limited but growing fast! 

Are you a beast when it comes to deploying an emote at the right time? This creation is for you! Created by Ahrier, this mode plays like a normal game except when a player uses an emote mid-match, it actually kills everyone in the near vicinity. It’s hilarious, it’s brilliant – it’s the ultimate way to troll: 

Joined a hilarious workshop gamemode, each time you emote it kills everyone around you from r/Overwatch

Another one of my personal favorites is the below Top-Down mode. This gives players a more dungeon-crawler feel, leaving the traditional first-person perspective in the dust. It’s an interesting way to play, for sure, and gives a more retro feel to the game experience. You can see more of that in action below: 

I made a top-down version of Overwatch from r/Overwatch

There are quite a few more available in the Overwatch subreddit, proving that this Workshop was a genius idea by the studio over at Blizzard. Players have been asking for more content for quite some time now and though the team is great when it comes to regular events and different Arcade Modes, the Workshop seems to be the perfect way to scratch that new-content itch. 

Overwatch is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can learn more about the Workshop with our previous coverage here. 

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!