The Complete Overwatch Tips and Tricks Guide

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Meet the Heroes in our Overwatch Tips


With tanks, defensive attackers, offensive attackers, and healers, Overwatch brings FPS co-op to unprecedented heights.

As we’ve said, the game heroes may just be the highlights of this game and may just make it worth buying. There are a total of 21 characters in the game which you can freely change whenever you feel like it (either at the start of the game or if your teammates are desperately trying to convince you to switch to healer). With tanks, defensive attackers, offensive attackers, and healers, this game brings FPS co-op to unprecedented heights.

There are four types of heroes in the game. Some players say that certain characters are better for certain maps, yet tanks and support characters are generally always good. Here’s a recap of all four classes:

  • Offense heroes: these characters have exceptionally high damage rates, yet aren’t that good at survival. They’re best when you want to push for an objective. Though they may die quickly, several offense heroes at a time are almost unstoppable.

Offense heroes: Genji, McCree, Pharah, Reaper, Soldier: 76, Tracer.

  • Defense heroes: similar to engineers, these heroes build turrets and defensive fortifications to guard their team’s checkpoints, payloads, or objectives. Defense heroes also have slightly larger HP that corresponds with their position on the team.

Defensive heroes: Bastion, Hanzo, Junkart, Mei, Torbjorn, Widowmaker.

  • Tank heroes: tanks are the toughest heroes in the game, they boast large hit point bars, armor, and shield, and thus are the last ones to go. Tanks must be used for guarding the team as well as the objectives of a certain game.

Tank heroes: D. VA, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Winston, Zarya.

  • Support heroes: without support heroes, your team will most probably lose. So if you see that there aren’t any healers around, be the healer! No matter how much damage a team can pack, support heroes are of paramount importance for victory.

Support heroes: Lucio, Mercy, Symmetra, Zenytta.

What do you think of Overwatch? Are you excited for the launch? Let us know what you think about it and what hero you’re most excited to play!

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