Is Workshop Available In Overwatch 2?

Is Workshop Available In Overwatch 2?
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


19th Jan 2023 14:56

If you were a keen enjoyer of the deep custom game creation mode in the first game, then you might be asking yourself the question - 'is Workshop available in Overwatch 2?' The game mode was very popular in the first Overwatch, as it allowed players an incredible amount of creative flexibility. So, make sure to read the rest of this guide to find out the current status of the Overwatch 2 Workshop.

Is Workshop Available In Overwatch 2?

Is Workshop Available in Overwatch 2?
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Unfortunately, at this current time, the Workshop is not available in Overwatch 2. Blizzard hasn't given any information regarding its release date, but it has confirmed that it will be returning at a later date.

The good news is that any codes created within the first Overwatch will be able to be used in Overwatch 2 once the game mode returns, meaning that you won't have to redo all of your work. This is great for any particularly complicated custom games, as the effort required to reproduce them exactly would have otherwise been quite significant.

You can thankfully still create and share Workshop codes that just use the custom game parameters, and of course, the standard Custom Game mode is still available to play. However, any of the more complex mechanics or systems afforded by the intricate controls of the Workshop will not be able to be used, as Blizzard is still working on importing that to the new game.

Furthermore, any codes created within the Overwatch 2 beta will, unfortunately, need to be reproduced. If you did any complex work there you might be out of luck. This could potentially change when the mode makes its way to the game properly, but we wouldn't hold out too much hope.

So, that should give you all of the answers you need if you were asking yourself the question 'is Workshop available in Overwatch 2?' Make sure to check this guide out though if you want to find out how to unlock player icons in Overwatch 2.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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