It’s no secret that I love Overwatch. It was my 2016 Game of the Year. Every new event that’s published has Overwatch creatives continuously giving us new ways to play the game. From 3V3 WoW style PvP to PvE and Capture the Flag becoming permanent, Overwatch events are a look into what Overwatch could have and how it continues to score players.
So far we’ve had three free events within Overwatch, Lúcioball, Junkenstein’s Revenge, Mei’s Snowball Offensive and most recently Capture the Rooster. Each new mode proves just what Overwatch is capable of, and why we should be excited for an evolving style of gameplay from this title for a long time.
First up was Lúcioball, a celebration of the the Olympics with the in-game Summer Games Event. Easy comparisons for this one were created between Lúcioball and Rocket League. Blizzard had players all play as Lucio and skate their way around a new map that was a huge dome for Soccer with two goals on each end. Players used their weapons while skating to earn points by getting their ball in the opposite teams goal. This was the first time players were able to play such a frantic and mobile mode of gameplay, and it was so different from what we’d played before. The potential for a faster, more goal driven gameplay mode in a smaller space had been created. People love Rocket League, to my knowledge more so than Lúcioball, but it was a great way to play the game differently for a while.
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