Overwatch – New PTR update introduces a server browser and capture the flag mode

Blizzard has released a new Public Test Region update for Overwatch that adds a server browser and capture the flag. In addition, Blizzard released a new video in which game director Jeff Kaplan chats about Overwatch’s server browser, detailing changes being made to Custom Games and discussing the future of Capture the Flag.

According to the release notes, the Server Browser allows you to adjust the settings on various maps, modes, and heroes, creating your own tailor-made server.

As such, starting from today, every player can create their own, unique Overwatch experience and share it with their friends, their teammates, or the entire world.

“If, for example, you want to increase Pharah’s missile speed 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 the permissions. You can limit the number of 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 the real test, set your server to “Public” and click the launch button.”

Blizzard noted that the Server Browser is currently being tested, so it may make changes throughout the PTR.

As we’ve already said, Blizzard has also brought Capture the Flag to the Arcade as an ongoing game mode. Starting today, Blizzard is adding Capture-the-Flag versions of Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Ilios, and Oasis, which gives you 12 maps to try when creating a Custom Game.

You can read the full list of changes that this new PTR update brings here.

Have fun!

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