If you like, FPS games you’ve probably heard about Overwatch. In this game, players have so many possibilities due to the diversity of character types. There are over 20 characters in Overwatch, each with a special set of skills and abilities.
This is why players that became tired of constant battles in deathmatch, team deathmatch and other game modes created something for their own fun. Badminton is one of the games that players invented in Overwatch.
About Badminton in Overwatch.
Perhaps you’ve seen it perhaps it is better that you didn’t, but there are badminton matches on Overwatch official servers. Play is divided into two teams on an improvised court.
Another two players create a net by projecting a shield generating beam to one another. The judge is usually Junkrat as he is the only one with a grenade launcher.
The grenade acts as a ball and 4 Genji’s are players that make the team. Ingenious isn’t it. Genji’s are using their deflect ability and the ball goes from one side of the court to another.
Once the grenade explodes on one side of the court the opposite team wins a point, and Junkrat, the judge, is paying close attention to where and how the ball, in this case grenade, lands.
What about Baseball?
There could be baseball in Overwatch too, and players are already thinking of a way to respectfully represent a baseball game. The biggest issue is the court as the baseball court is pretty big. Finding role players won’t be a big problem.
One player can choose Genji character to be the batter deflecting the pitcher’s ball. The pitcher can obviously be Junkrat and a catcher can be any player with low health that will sacrifice himself for the team.
Runners can be any fast character players with high enough stamina to make them travel across great distances. So, in theory, this can work, it is up to players of Overwatch to determine if it can be actually applied in an online game.
Game of limitless possibilities.
Overwatch is one of those games where you can do just about anything and players that play badminton online are living proof that even other games can exist within this one. Game developers never intended this game to be so adaptive to new ideas made by players.
What remains to be seen is how far players will go to invent something new. Game developers were already inspired by the creativity of players as they created a new mode called Rocket league. It resembles Rocket leagues where players play the ball to one another to strike a point by throwing the ball in the goal.
In future gaming, we can expect to have only a couple of games where players are allowed to do anything. It will be like a virtual playground and players are the ones that decide what game will be played on which server. We hope that we will see this type of games soon.