Blizzard’s Overwatch is finally out, making it the first brand-new property from Blizzard in nearly 20 years. And while it’s colorful appearance and smooth animation might make it look as if it were a first-person shooter designed by Disney Pixar and geared towards kids, there’s actually a lot of complexity hidden within this seemingly simple game.
If you don’t have much experience playing shooters or MOBA’s (multiplayer online battle arenas) getting started in Overwatch can be a little daunting because, unlike in many shooters, all the characters have distinct abilities and play very differently. In addition, there are all sorts of maps to learn, audio cues to listen for, and loot crates to open. So, if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop to help set you on the path to countless victories in Overwatch, here are some pointers you should keep in mind.
12. Pay Attention to Team Composition
Overwatch is a team game so your choice of character can have a significant effect on the outcome of a match. Thankfully, Blizzard included a handy team building tool to help let you know what factors your team is lacking. Even if you have favorite characters you like to play, you should always make an active effort to balance your class choice relative to your other teammate’s selections.