File this under the never judge a video by it’s thumbnail category.
While the announcement of the server browser is nothing new (it was actually shared at BlizzCon), Jeff Kaplan drops a few other fun tidbits in his latest Developer Update.
And as I know some of you would rather read a few bullet points than watch a 9 minute video, here’s my tl;dr version (left out things I didn’t think were that important):
- Implementation of the Server Browser - there will be many different filter types (map, mode, rules, etc.) AND ability to use keyword searches.
- Custom Game Improvements - much more feature customization will now be available. This will range from modes, to game rules, to player rules (an example was 1 Roadhog assigned at random that has mega HP versus a team of 6).
- CTF - it’s here to stay and will reside in custom games.
- Custom Games will grant XP - this is big. This means you will be rewarded with XP & loot boxes when you play custom games.
Jeff also hinted that Blizzard will be watching custom games closely to look at making user developed game modes become Blizz supported game modes.