Posted June 9, 2016 by Dian Raval in Gaming

Overwatch Players Invents “Badminton Doubles” Game Mode


Clever Overwatch players create a fun badminton game mode using Genji’s deflect skill to pass around Junkrat’s explosives.

Even before the game’s launch, Overwatch have been on the receiving end of such high praise from an ever growing fan base. Now with over 7 million players who have logged over 100 hours of playtime. While Blizzard does have weekly brawls ( special game modes that rotate every week ) to keep things fresh, and the handful of game modes available have been fun for the most part, players are hankering for new stuff to do. Some players took it upon themselves to satiate that thirst.

Overwatch players in South Korea created an unofficial game mode called Genji Badminton. The mode works like a round of doubles badminton and involves four players as deflecting ninja cyborg Genji, two as heal-tethering Mercy to form the net, and a explosive-lobbing Junkrat to serve the shuttlecock. You’ll need to start a custom game mode to tweak cooldowns so that Genji can cast deflect indefinitely.

Since the video went online, players have been calling out to Blizzard into making this an official game mode, maybe in the form of a new weekly brawl. Some however, feel that this is a sign of Overwatch’s charm dwindling for lack of content, and that Blizzard should start adding new content and fast to maintain it’s hefty fan base.

Nevertheless, Blizzard is looking to add content soon. Starting with Competitive Play, a ranked type mode that pits you against similar-skilled players in pursuit of higher ranks. They’ve also announced that they will reveal a new playable character soon and players should scour the game for clues as to who it might be.

Whether or not these new additions will keep players enjoyment above satisfactory is yet to be seen. But Overwatch is still at an all time high and looks to continue to be one of the top most played games in the coming months.

Overwatch is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Dian Raval

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