“I like McCree’s Hot Potato”: an Overwatch Workshop conversation with Blizzard

June 21, 2019
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“I like McCree’s Hot Potato.”

Well yes, don’t we all, but what I find striking about the sentiment is it comes from Blizzard, from an Overwatch developer and a very senior one at that – lead gameplay developer Keith Miron. And it’s about a game mode in Overwatch that Blizzard didn’t make.

McCree’s Hot Potato is very simple. It changes Overwatch so a small group of McCrees play against each other, passing a burning buck. If you’re the hot potato, you’re on fire and your health burns away, so you need to pass it on by shooting or hitting someone before you die. The last one standing wins.

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