Overwatch has been out for over three years now, however, it only recently made its way to the Nintendo Switch. For those new players, you may be on the hunt for some essential Overwatch tips while playing for the first time.
As someone who has played since launch day on PC, clawed through various ranks in competitive mode and bought more loot boxes than I care to admit, Overwatch is a game that I feel I have a pretty good grasp on.
If you are new to the game and are looking for some tips to improve your experience with the game, look no further. Here are five essential Overwatch tips if you’re playing it for the first time:
Find Your Main in Each Class
Overwatch is a class-based hero shooter, this means that there are multiple variations of characters in the same class type. This ensures that there is (hopefully) at least one character in each class that you can feel comfortable with. Finding a main in each of the three classes is an essential Overwatch tip.
In Overwatch, there are three different archetypes: Tanks, Damage Dealers, and Support characters.
Although it might be fun to just grab a damage dealer like Soldier 76 or Reaper and attempt to rack up eliminations all game, that isn’t always the best strategy.
Overwatch is a game all about team synergy, and making sure that you are capable of playing a hero in each class is paramount to having success.
If you are just starting out with the game, pick a couple of characters in each of your least played classes and give them a whirl in skirmish mode.
If you are mainly a DPS player, getting comfortable using a Support or Tank character will not only make you more versatile, but it strengthens your knowledge of the game and the other character’s abilities as well.
Here are a couple of the more straight-forward characters in each class that you can start out with:
- Damage: Soldier 76, Reaper, Bastion
- Tank: Reinhardt, D.Va, Orisa
- Support: Mercy, Lucio, Moira
Once you are comfortable playing a character in each class, you will be far more prepared for competitive play and you will become a much better teammate in the long run.