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This incredible Overwatch 2 racing game gives us the need for speed

One dedicated fan of free-to-play FPS Overwatch 2 has developed a racing game in the OW2 Workshop mode that comes with time trials, stunts, and even "blinkers".

Overwatch 2 Workshop racing game Project Streetwatch: an image of Kiriko with glowing eyes in blue smoke

We know everyone thinks about the best competitive FPS games when it comes to Overwatch 2 – not that this game is quite at that level yet – but there’s still so much more to this shooter than meets the eye. One dedicated player has proven that by developing a driving game in the Overwatch 2 Workshop – and it’s pretty incredible.

Known as ‘GraczCourier‘ online, an Overwatch 2 player has spent five and a half months developing “Project Streetwatch” – an Overwatch 2 Workshop game that transforms the title into a racing game – and the new “Open Horizons update” has just dropped. For a game without any sort of driveable vehicles, this really is quite an impressive feat.

While Project Streetwatch itself has been available for a little while now, the Open Horizons update – as you can see below – introduces a new in-game menu for easy navigation, improved gameplay mechanics when it comes to actually driving the cars, “blinkers” (so you can pretend to drive responsibly, we suppose), and an overhauled stunt system – that includes drifitng and air-time score counters.

That isn’t all, though, as you’ll know if you check out the Project Streetwatch Workshop homepage here. This developer has also added new camera options, a new game mode called “Dynamite Trial” – which sounds a lot of fun – and made the code for the whole thing open source. What does that mean? Well, it means that you can play around with the code yourself and import your own vehicles. This isn’t just a Workshop mode that lets you drive aimlessly around one of the Overwatch 2 maps anymore – it’s its own game, now.

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Now, if you’re expecting this to be one of the best racing games out there, you might want to prepare yourself for disappointment. However, as you can see below, it’s certainly an impressive feat to see something like this introduced to Overwatch 2 – even if all the cars are made out of grappling beam lasers.

The Overwatch 2 Season 5 release date is almost upon us and there’s a lot to look forward to there. However, if you’re getting a little bored of this game, it might be worth checking out the Workshop. This is a rather incredible example of what people are doing with it – and we can only imagine the code for Project Streetwatch going open source is only going to feed more innovation in the future.

If you’re more interested in the state of the game, you’ll be interested to learn that Overwatch 2’s first ever community map, Talantis, was something of a car crash for the shooter. Not only this, but Overwatch 2 still has a Tank problem – and a return to 6v6 could solve it. However, we’re not sure that’s happening anytime soon.