The Overwatch Workshop has been one of the most exciting additions to the game in years. Such creations as Super Smash Bros. and Ana Paintball have added a whole new, fun dimension to Overwatch. What are some potential ideas from other games that could come to life in the Workshop?
1. Fire Based Hero
Mei is Overwatch's Ice hero but we still await Blizzard's Fire hero, whoever it may be. The Pyro from Team Fortress 2 is perhaps the most famous FPS fire character. Using him/her as a template in conjunction with experimenting with the new fire abilities in the Overwatch workshop, users could test out new fire-based abilities day could be used by Overwatch's long awaited fire hero.
2. Mann vs. Machine-style Survival
Mann vs. Machine is a game mode also from TF2. It is similar to other zombie/horde survival games, but it allows players to purchase power-ups and upgrades from a shop and includes a host of unique enemies. With Junkenstein's Revenge and a variety of omnics already in the game, it is feasible to see such a survival game reach the Overwatch Workshop too.
3. Old Overwatch
Remember 2016 Overwatch? When Mercy could Resurrect an entire team at once and Symmetra had six turrets? Long time players could have some nostalgic moments in an Old Overwatch game mode.
Have you ever wanted to swing Reinhardt's hammer as Tracer or fly in the sky as Roadhog? A randomzier mode where each class is given a random set of abilities from other hero's would offer some hilarious battles.
5. Auto Chess
The Auto Chess mod for DOTA has become quite popular, and it is definitely possible to see such an automatic, turn based combat game come to Overwatch. The Smash Bros. Game mode and Pong have shown that Overwatch doesn't need to be played in the traditional 3-D world.
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