Overwatch May Be Getting A Map Editor In The Future

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Blizzard might introduce a new map editor to Overwatch, however that might take sometime per the games director, Jeff Kaplan.

In a thread on the official forum of Overwatch, Kaplan had posted saying that the team responsible for development was ‘open-minded’ with respect to the feature but chartered the fact that there are some tackles that must be faced first. Here’s what he said:

We are extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor for Overwatch someday. But because Overwatch was made with a brand new engine, this is not a small task or one which can happen any time soon.”

Overwatch is a game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment to be played among teams as it’s a multiplayer first-person shooter video game that was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. Blizzard Entertainment is famous for its amazing, detailed  games such as Warcraft, the StarCraft series and Diablo.

Kaplan also added to the news that Blizzard has a ‘long-term road map’ planned for Overwatch and they believe and rely a lot on content made by users but he also brought light by saying:

“There are many challenges ahead of us and it will be a very long road before our editor can be made available to the public.”

The latest inclusion to Overwatch is Orisa, a hero who is going to be accessible to play across PS4, Xbox One and PC today. On the other hand, Blizzard has said that Orisa…

“…will not initially be available for Competitive Play,” so that players have “some time to learn about and play Orisa before she’s placed into the crucible of Competitive Play.”

Orisa is a Tank-class character who has a ‘gameplay engineered around protection’ and her weapon is a Fusion Driver; automatic cannon which deals with stagnant damage but decelerates the movement speed of Orisa.