“Our original Lúcioball arena layouts have always felt like a missed opportunity to me,” Michael Heiberg tells me. “For two reasons: the original arena layout had very few opportunities for Lúcio to use one of his signatures moves -- wall-riding. You could wall-ride along the map edges, but you often needed to go out of your way to take advantage of the walls. Secondly, the gameplay was the same for all three locations.”
“I wanted players to care about which map they were playing on,” Michael adds. “When I was coming up with ideas for the Sydney layout, my mind kept wandering to ‘roos, which is what eventually led to most of the floor being covered with jump zones.”
Overwatch League Stats Lab: Players
- Match Report
- Rate Ranks
- Career Totals
- Single-Match Records
- Single-Map Records
- Fleta Deadlifts
Overwatch League Stats Lab: Heroes
- Overwatch League Hero Usage
- Overwatch League Historic Hero Usage
Overwatch League Stats Lab: Matches
- Match Stats
- Quickest Completion Times
- Team Map Stats
Overwatch League Stats Lab: Teamfights
- Teamfight Win Rates
- Teamfight Win Rate Comparisons
- Teamfight Stat Rates
- Team First Death Rates
- Team First Elimination Rates
- Hero First Death Rates
- Hero First Elimination Rates
- Clutch Final Blows
New Feature: Hero Pools
We will be introducing Hero Pools starting in Season 21 of Competitive Play. Much like Map Pools, rather than having all heroes available for play at all times, a weekly changing list of heroes will be available. The list will include the vast majority of the hero roster, with only a few being excluded during any given week. We think this feature will help keep Competitive Play interesting, as team compositions will change more frequently during a season.
It is important to note that Hero Pools is a new feature that may not last past this initial season. Throughout the season, we will be adjusting the types of Hero Pools available. In addition, it is possible we will also adjust the frequency with which they change.
"To the Smash Brothers team, whatever character you want, we love them all. They’re all our babies, you can have any single one of them. We have 31 to choose from."
PLAY TO EARN
Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you a new player icon, new sprays, and a new Legendary skin: Brick Bastion!
- Win three games: two new player icons
- Win six games: two new sprays
- Win nine games: new Legendary skin – Brick Bastion
WATCH TO EARN
Watch participating Twitch streamers to unlock even more Bastion cosmetics through 1 October AEST/NZST!
- Watch two hours: one new spray
- Watch four hours: two new player icons
- Watch six hours: two new player icons and two new sprays
Peek inside the mind of an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware he’s been turning into a living weapon: Introducing Sigma.Watch his origin video embedded below.
Havana is a new Escort map set in the region where one of the infamous members of Talon’s council, Maximilien, operated. For a time, this shadowy organisation plagued the local populace with its corruption and crime. Eventually, an Overwatch Strike team was deployed to extract Maximilien with the purpose of gaining intel on a mysterious Talon counterpart, Doomfist.
Within Workshop, players can create a Script to add Rules and unique play Conditions on top of the established Overwatch game modes they already know and love. Rules can do many 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. Games created by Workshop will live on the Custom Game Browser.How much these tools will open up and how deep your creative freedom can go will remain to be seen, but for now you can get cracking on making some of your own content within the game. More details of which can be found by clicking here.
- Create your own scripts for customised game modes in Overwatch
- Share/link out to your own game mode without navigating through menus in game
- Debug issues with scripts using the Workshop Inspector
- Workshop will be available on both console and PC
Workshop is now available on the Public Test Realm (PTR) on PC. To access Workshop 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.
Baptiste’s three-round-burst Biotic Launcher rewards accuracy and recoil control with significant damage output. It also doubles as a healing device, lobbing projectiles that heal allies near the point of impact.
Baptiste activates an intense regenerative burst that heals himself and nearby allies over time.
Baptiste uses a device to create a field that prevents allies from dying. The generator can be destroyed.
Amplification Matrix (Ultimate)
Baptiste creates a matrix that doubles the damage and healing effects of friendly projectiles that pass through it.
Exo Boots (Passive)
By first crouching, Baptiste can jump higher.