When Blizzard Entertainment hinted at a Capture the Flag mode coming to Overwatch with the Year of the Rooster event, fans were equally excited as they were curious. After all, Blizzard has staunchly avoided a CTF mode in the hero shooter since it wouldn’t make its heroes “feel like Overwatch heroes”.
What changed with Capture the Rooster then? According to game director Jeff Kaplan in a recent developer update, the mode is only for Arcade mode for the duration of the event.
There are no plans to add it to Competitive or Quick Play. It may head to Competitive in the future if polished even more but as per Kaplan, the mode is purely there for “fun’s sake”.
Check out the developer update video below to see how the Overwatch team managed to implement CTF while keeping various hero abilities in mind and let us know below what you think of the event thus far.