Video: Crafting multiplayer maps for casual and competitive play

In this GDC 2018 talk Hi-Rez Studios’ Andrew Yoder describe several design processes he and his team used at Hi-Rez to create the levels for Paladins, a team-based FPS.

Yoder’s talk shed light on the key differences between designing multiplayer levels for casual vs. competitive (i.e. eSports) play, and offered useful examples relevant to fellow level designers.

This level of detail and level design insight seems relevant to anyone designing multiplayer spaces, and now you can watch it for free on the official GDC YouTube channel!

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