Beginner Tips For Overwatch May 8, 2016 7:30:22 GMT -5
Post by DogManDan on May 8, 2016 7:30:22 GMT -5
Communication is key.
This is a very team-oriented game. This isn’t the type of game where you can be a 1-man army and expect to do well. Your kill/death spread is meaningless here. It’s all about communicating with your team and working together to meet the objective. There are all kinds of built in emotes and general phrases that you can keybind. Learn to use and love them.
Seriously. Work with your group. It’s a huge pain for the rest of us when you’re not.
Work on your reflexes.
Overwatch is something of a return to form for older FPS players. It’s more like Unreal Tournament or Quake than a more modern shooter. It’s much faster paced than popular console shooters like COD or Halo. So you’ll need to work on those twitch reactions. Otherwise you’ll be left in the dust. So as much as you might hate it, I would seriously recommend using a mouse and keyboard with relatively high sensitivity settings over a controller. Overwatch is a fast-paced enough game where using a controller can seriously hurt your performance.
The Play of The Game means nothing.
In a similar vein as tip #1, the play of the game doesn’t mean a whole lot. For every multi-kill or sweet play you pulled off, there were five other people on your team helping to set it all up and make the conditions favorable for it in the first place. Be kind and remember them with post-game commendations.
Don’t hesitate to adapt. Swap characters.
One of the major gameplay features of Overwatch is that you’re able to switch characters on the map’s spawn points, and after every death. So by the game’s very nature, you’re encouraged to dynamically change and adapt to whatever current situation your team is facing. Yes. I know, you’ve just found your new favorite character and have grown attached to them. But your team is being walled hard at that next checkpoint, and a simple character swap could turn the tide completely in your favor. Take one for the team.