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New Player Guide for Overwatch

Posted 1 year, 8 months ago for patch 1.15 by Preston.

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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Overview and Tips for New Players

Posted 1 year, 8 months ago for patch 1.15 by Preston.

Below you'll find general information on Overwatch as well as tips when it comes to playing the game and building an effective team. This information is geared towards new or returning players, and may not apply to high-level ranked, competitive play. Feedback is appreciated, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of any guide page. Map Types Overwatch consists of four map types. It's important to understand the differences between these types as some heroes will perform better than others depending on the objective and whether you're attacking or defending. Read more...

Recommended Heroes for New Players

Posted 1 year, 8 months ago for patch 1.15 by Preston.

While you can play and learn any hero you'd like, there are some that I consider easier to learn while still contributing to your team's performance. With team composition being so important, I've included one hero for each role. I highly recommend learning each of the roles so you're comfortable filling in any spot the team needs. You'll also be better at the game overall by learning how different heroes and roles function. As with the rest of this guide, this information is intended for new or returning players and may not necessarily apply to high-level ranked, competitive play. Read more...


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