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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October 08, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Reviewed for patch 1.15, with only minor wording changes made.
September 05, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Reviewed for patch 1.14, no changes needed.
June 21, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Reviewed guide for patch 1.12, no changes needed.
June 04, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Did a full guide review, added Orisa as the recommended tank for new players.
March 03, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Reviewed for patch 1.8, no changes were needed.
February 09, 2017 (New Player Guide) - Guide launched!