PRACTICE IS THE BEST WAY TO THE TOP OF OVERWATCH
In general Practice means doing tasks to train your skill. However, the true display of skill is not just shooting. As Overwatch is not a classic shooter with a lot of MOBA key points included, there are many options you can work on daily. You can train in almost every aspect of the Overwatch:
- Mechanics of Each Hero & Abilities Timings
- Understanding Your Hero Limits
- Communication Effectiveness – Fake Positivity
Let’s talk about all these topics in details.
Mechanics of Each Hero & Abilities Timings
Abilities in Overwatch are the main reason why just shooting is not enough – every hero comes with their own unique skill kit. Even though some of the heroes have similar mechanics – McCree and Soldier: 76 (both hitscans) – they have completely different playstyles.
As McCree, you have a great 1v1 potential because of crowd control (flashbang), burst damage in close-mid range and average mobility & ultimate that is mostly used for space creation.
As Soldier:76, you rely a lot on your hyper mobility, good damage on any range and sustain with healing. His ultimate is also very powerful if used well.
Both of these heroes can be a perfect fit for any team composition that lacks direct hitscan damage, but as you can see they perform slightly different in various situations. We will try to figure out that in our next topic.
Understanding Hero Limits
We all know that competitive Overwatch comes with a 6×6 game mode format. There are also a lot of situations when you are against 2, 3 or even more opponents. Understanding the limits of hero that you’re playing is crucial in Overwatch. We can skip the introduction and look at the example.
Let’s say that you’re playing Zarya in defense and there are 3 enemies on the point – Ana, Soldier and Lucio.
The questions that you should be asking yourself are:
- Is there any chance that they have ultimates?
- Do I have a shield or should I wait a second or two before engaging to ignore the Sleep Dart or Helix Rockets?
- Is my ultimate ready or will I be able to charge it soon?
And there a lot more questions! Depending on the situations, your hero limits in each of of them will be different – that’s why understanding your limits is always so important. During your Overwatch Boost, our boosters think about a lot more questions as they always try to learn and improve from each situation.
Communication Effectiveness – Fake Positivity
Communication in a team-based game is very powerful, even if we are talking about Competitive mode which means playing mostly with random people. Statistically, it is possible to climb 150-300 points or even get a New Tier (!) by simply joining team voice chat and bring something useful.
There is one really great tool to communicate with your team – it’s called ‘Fake Positivity‘.
How it Works? What should I do?
- Do calls
- Try to lead the team, but don’t judge your teammates actions
- Accept them as they are
- Don’t let people go on tilt by any way possible
Why it’s called fake?
Even if you are in a bad mood or normally you don’t like to communicate that much – to get the best out of any game you should ‘fake it’. However, it’s always better to think about your moves and your own impact. You will always perform worse while judging others, because you will think about side things.
We hope that all the things we introduced will help you overall to become a better player in Overwatch.
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