From my understanding, TRS plans to separate the new Map Variants into a separate Mode outside of “Hunt Mode” at a later date, but I don’t feel this is the best option. We’ve already got 4 modes to choose from (Hunt,Ranked,Co-op,Custom) and introducing another is at best going to lead to more player confusion ( i.e what’s the difference between all these modes) and at worst, cause further splitting of the player base.
A better option is to give the player the option to select which maps they want to play on. Then they won’t have to go back to the main screen, hit play, select a mode and find a game anytime they may feel like playing something aside from whatever maps exist on their favourite mode.
Don’t want to play the variants? Unselect them in your playlist.
Like the variants but really don’t want to play Weather Control? Unselect that map.