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Overwatch Anniversary: Lockout Elimination Tips and Tricks

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Overwatch 3v3 Lockout Elimination

In addition to blessing Overwatch players with an impressive collection of new skins and maps, Blizzard has given the arcade elimination modes a delightful facelift to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary. The rules of the 3v3 elimination modes are the same—the first team to wipe out the enemy team three times wins. This time around, however, there are two key differences.

You’ll notice the name of the game mode has been changed to 3v3 lockout elimination. This is because you will no longer be able to select the same heroes after winning a round with them. It’s a slight change but one that forces the teams to experiment with different compositions instead of bullying their enemies with characters like Roadhog every round. Keep in mind that this change removes the successful heroes for all teammates so nobody on your team will be able to select the heroes that were being used when you won a previous match. If you lose, however, you’ll have another chance to pick the same heroes and see if the composition may work for you the second time around.


The next difference is the addition of a control point that will unlock instead of allowing players to force a draw. This was a huge problem particularly when an enemy Sombra was on the map. Instead of facing off with enemies, it’s incredibly easy for Sombra to just avoid the battle all together and force a draw, ultimately wasting all your hard work. Now, however, a control point unlocks on the map and the first team to capture that point will be deemed victorious.

Changing the 3v3 elimination mode into a lockout elimination mode may feel like a small change but it still requires players to think about things a bit differently than before. Here’s what you’ll need to keep in mind if you want to reign victorious in the new lockout elimination mode.

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