Overwatch Revealed VR Only Arcade Mode Omniums Invasion
Although Overwatch isn’t going to be a competitive VR shooter, and Blizzard is still waiting for VR to become maturer, Blizzard is actually working on VR and they are ready to test it in Overwatch, with a new arcade mode called Omniums Invasion. It’s an experience you can only play in VR and it supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR headsets.
Omniums Invasion is a PvE mode, where you invade an Omniums factory to shut down the facilities and Omnic robots there. You’ll face some familiar Omnic robots including Bastion, Orisa, Zenyatta and others like Okoro, Mondatta and different Sentry bots. If you choose to play a DPS hero, you can choose a supportive hero controlled by AI to help you. If you prefer to play as Mercy or Reinhardt and heroes who can’t deal a lot of damage, you can pick up a computer-controlled DPS hero to finish the mission with you. Besides, the Omniums Factory map is a linear map that has only one path.
Blizzard said Omniums Invasion is the first step they enter the VR market, and they have planned several other VR game modes for the future. Omniums Invasion will be coming summer 2017. Blizzard will reveal more details later including information of the final boss. The question is will you buy a VR headset to play this mode?