With the free-to-play weekends and Game of the Year award in 2016, along with holiday events, Overwatch has seen an influx of new and returning players. I thought it would be fun to share my perspective on the best heroes for new players to try in each role, as well as some general rules when it comes to team composition and playing the game. Keep in mind, the information here is mostly intended for Quick Match or semi-casual Competitive mode. I won't be covering any complex, meta-defining strategies or compositions. Feedback is appreciated, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of any guide page.
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September 05, 2017 - Reviewed for patch 1.14, no changes needed.
June 21, 2017 - Reviewed guide for patch 1.12, no changes needed.
June 04, 2017 - Did a full guide review, added Orisa as the recommended tank for new players.
March 03, 2017 - Reviewed for patch 1.8, no changes were needed.
February 09, 2017 - Guide launched!