When Blizzard teased the arrival of Overwatch 2’s Battle For Olympus occasion, I had hopes I’d have one other sport mode like Junkenstein’s Revenge to sink my enamel into. The limited-time occasion / sport mode is now stay, and whereas it’s not fairly what I hoped for, I’m nonetheless inspired that Overwatch 2 is lastly heading in the right direction with its content material releases.

Basically, Battle For Olympus is solely Overwatch 2’s Deathmatch mode with a very fairly coat of Olympian paint. Once once more, the Overwatch 2 artwork workforce has killed it with these pores and skin designs. Medusa Widowmaker is *chef’s kiss*. Players can select from a handful of heroes, every with their very own Olympian god theme, and battle it out with some main tweaks to heroes’ skills.

All the heroes you possibly can select — Widowmaker, Ramattra, Lució, Reinhardt, Junker Queen, Pharah, and Roadhog — have a “Divine” final that lasts far longer than regular and modifications to their common skills. When taking part in Lució as Hermes, his Sound Barrier final lasts for 20 seconds as a substitute of the everyday handful, and should you “boop” an enemy (i.e., use Lució’s alt hearth knock again assault), it’ll knock them into partitions for additional harm and a stun.

Playing these characters with — should you’ll excuse the pun — God Mode enabled made for an fascinating expertise, and it acquired me to step exterior my support-only consolation zone. I actually loved how Widowmaker’s divine final turned individuals to stone in the event that they checked out me whereas additionally exhibiting me everybody’s location. Instead of attempting to snipe individuals — which I’m atrocious at — I’d simply run towards the closest enemy in hopes of locking eyes with them. But regardless of my glee at beautiful individuals by booping them into partitions, Battle For Olympus remains to be, at its core, a Deathmatch sport, and whew… I don’t like Deathmatch.

Overwatch is among the uncommon workforce video games that I play. As such, I’m no good when it’s time to desert all that team-based muscle reminiscence for an all-out free-for-all. Battle For Olympus merely ain’t for me. But I’m surprisingly inspired by the sport mode not just for the skins but in addition for the promising pattern of Overwatch introducing contemporary occasions every battle go to combine up the grind of the ladder climb / quickplay.

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