If you have the imagination to set your server apart, the Overwatch Server Browser might make you a few new friends.
Announced during Blizzcon and featured in Jeff Kaplan's newest Developer Update on the PlayOverwatch YouTube Channel, Blizzard's first foray into the shooter universe now has a feature much like the shooters of old.
Of course, if you're relatively new to the genre, you're probably used to pressing Play and just being thrown into a random match. But with one simple change, you'll be able to browse through a list of games with near-endless possibilities thanks to the new heavily-tweakable Custom Game options. You'll also start earning Experience Points for playing in these game modes, so there's no need to feel like you're being punished for dodging traditional play.
Players setting up custom games can now select, toggle and tweak options like individual character vitals, ability cooldowns, remove abilities from use, change objective timings and speed and their individual cooldowns. Kaplan gives a fine example of having one triple-health Roadhog face off against a team of glass cannons in a 'Boss Mode' type setup. All of these tweaks and changes can be managed through Filters on the server listings to help you find exactly the kind of match that interests you.
Adding onto this, due to its popularity in the current Year of the Rooster event, Capture the Flag will be sticking around as a mode usable in custom games with tweakable pick-up times and drop criteria. Need to know more? The video is down below, whereas the PTR patch notes can be viewed here.