Today, Blizzard released patch 1.8 for Overwatch for all versions of the game. It finally brings back Capture the Flag from the Year of the Rooster Event, and the oft requested Game Browser. Blizzard also shows Bastion some love in the form of buffs.
There are a ton of little features that can be tinkered with, such as respawn time, ability cooldowns, hero selection and way more. It looks to be a lot, but it also looks to be a lot of fun! From the full patch notes:
New Feature: Game Browser
Starting today, every player can create their own, unique Overwatch experience and share it with their friends, teammates, or the entire world. Introducing the Game Browser.
An extension of Overwatch‘s Custom Game mode, the Game Browser allows you to adjust the settings on various maps, modes, and heroes to create your own tailor-made match. For example, if you want to increase the speed of Pharah’s rockets or remove the cooldown from McCree’s Combat Roll, the power is yours. Once you’re happy with your settings, and you’re ready to launch your game, you’ll need to set up permissions. You can limit the people who can join your game by toggling the “Friends Only” or “Invite Only” options, but if you want to put your strange creation to a real test, set your server to “Public” and click the launch button.
If you’d like to learn more about the Game Browser, click here.
New Mode: Capture the Flag
Capture the Rooster has been, without a doubt, Overwatch’s most popular brawl. We don’t want the excitement to end, so we’re bringing Capture the Flag to the Arcade as an ongoing game mode. Starting today, we’re adding Capture the Flag versions of Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Ilios, and Oasis, which gives you 12 maps to try when creating a Custom Game.