Sometimes the best thing in a video game, isn’t the main game mode. Whilst experimenting with the vast possibilities custom games offered, reddit user and gamer, SuperBongoTime created mini games that anyone can set up with their friends. Although he may not necessarily be the first to come up with these ideas, he was the first I heard them from and the person to teach me them.
- Genji Tennis
What you will need: Two Genjis on opposing teams and a Symmetra on either to serve. Custom game, no cooldowns. Another friend also recommended point B on the Hanamura map as a court.
How to play: The two Genjis stand opposite each other and the Symmetra serves at the Genji that is not on her team, she constantly fires orbs at this Genji and they reflect them at each other until one of them dies.
- Hot Potato
What you will need: Two Genjis on opposing teams and a Tracer to serve. Custom game, no cooldowns.
How to play: Along the same lines as Genji tennis however this time the ball is Tracers time bomb. The added stress tends to cause some extra swearing, so be prepared for an intense game.
- Fly Swatter
What you will need: Tracer on one team and between 2 and 6 Roadhogs on the opposing team. Custom game, no cooldowns. For added fun, pick a map with lots of edges to fall off.
How to play: The Tracer’s goal is to not die, the Roadhog’s goal is to kill Tracer. Tracer can blink to her hearts content and to avoid Roadhog, she will need to. Roadhog can kill Tracer in one hook, but you’ll have to be fast and predict where she will be to catch her out.
- Hunt the Ice Witch
What you will need: Mei on one team and between 2 and 6 Reinhardts on the opposing team. Custom game, no cooldowns.
How to play: The Mei is not allowed to use her damaging abilities and attacks, only her ice block and ice wall. Mei’s goal is to survive. The Reinhardt’s goal is to kill Mei, however with no cooldowns, Mei is a raid boss to kill and a royal pain. Only two hits consecutive hits are needed from Reinhardt to kill her, but good luck being able to land them.
What you will need: Two McCrees, one on each team. Custom game, no cooldowns.
How to play: The McCrees must face off in the battle of ultimate skill, only being able to use fan the hammer and his roll. As a word of warning, this game mode has caused intense rivalries between the two original players and can lead to heated games.
Have fun on your custom game adventures.