Overwatch, Blizzard’s top-rated, free-to-play, team-based first-person shooter game, has managed to be very well-balanced between players. It’s constantly changing, but it stays true to its roots in World of Warcraft. For months now, I’ve been playing the game, trying to hone my skills in all aspects of the game, from playing offense and defense to healing and support. Is overwatch one dead?
The answer: No, but it’s close. For some reason, a particular demographic of overwatch players seem to be dying more often than any other player type. What are these people doing wrong? It doesn’t have anything to do with how you play the game itself or the actual mechanics of playing overwatch; it’s more about personal preferences. I’m going to give you the best tips for playing overwatch 1.
I’m a big fan of tweaking the game while playing it. There’s nothing wrong with this at all; I play regularly with the beta version of overwatch, and it’s been pretty awesome. The problem that comes when playing overwatch full-time is that playing without making any balance changes is too much. Suppose you’re like me and don’t mind seeing your game constantly changing, then feel free to keep playing the beta. I’ll still be okay with it balancing changes.
The most common problem of overwatch dying is related to healing. There are two reasons for this. The first one relates to how many people you’re playing with on your team. If there are several people on your team that are pretty much just DPS, meaning they’re just killing everyone and getting killed, then healing can take forever. I’m talking about recovery being nearly impossible, especially if your objective is not to die as much as possible. This is one of the biggest problems of playing overwatch and any other RTS or FPS game where many people get grouped.
The second problem is the same as in the first case – there are way too many people grouped, and healing can take forever. Blizzard has made some tremendous changes to overwatch over the years, however. You can now double jump, which allows you to get to places you couldn’t before. These are both valuable strategies for controlling the map more effectively.
Another great strategy in overwatch is using the wall to get behind the enemy. If you’re playing with a group of friends who all have sniper rifles, you can surprise them by getting behind them, popping out from the wall, and sniping them from a distance. It’s a risky strategy since you’ll likely get hit by a few rounds, but it’s effective if you know how the maps work. As you probably already know, the main objective of overwatch is not to die as fast as possible, and therefore this strategy can help you get kills that will earn you credits and extra points towards your leveling up.
A third issue that’s common among overwatch players is the annoying sound of the rounds going realty. This isn’t unique to overwatch 2, though. The first game had it, but it seemed like a minor issue compared to what happened in the sequel. Fortunately, the sequel fixes this by making the rounds play on the sound effects like they do in the video games, which is very lovely. The sounds will also blend in nicely with the environment, so you can’t tell that they’re coming from your ears rather than the speakers.
Overall, overwatch 2 is a delightful game. Playing as Reinhardt or Soldier is just like playing them in the original video game, which is excellent. The new characters are fun to learn and play with, and the story is remarkable. If you have a chance to play the original version of overwatch 2, you should do it. If you haven’t played it yet, you’re in for a real treat.