Overwatch

Quite recently, I’ve been getting into the game Overwatch. Released in 2016, I only started playing around February, however, I seem to be doing quite fine in the rankings. Losing around 6 to 7 games, it came to my surprise that I was able to be placedCompetitive_Gold_Icon.png in low gold. Consistently getting lots of gold medals, the system recognized my skill and decided to place me higher even though I lost the majority of my placements. As a low gold, this would put me below the average skill rating in the game. During these placements, I would mostly play Soldier 76 or Tracer. overwatch-offensive-featured-wide.jpgHowever, a huge drop SR caused me to reconsider my mains and so I started to play Reinhardt as he seemingly required much less skill than the previous heroes that I’ve been playing. This resulted in a little increase in SR, but, overall, made me lose more SR than when I was playing offense heroes, or DPS. With inspiration from my friend that was Master, I decided to play Lucio. Ultimately, this boosted me back half way to my original SR. In the end, I was getting tired of playing the support heroes so I switched back to playing DPS. Coming back to this role with much better game sense, I climbed beyond my original SR giving me my season and career high. Still, my SR continues to fluctuate and I mostly play casually with my friends now.

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Tracer

Tracer is a hero in Overwatch that is used mainly for offense. One of her abilities is “Blink” which allows her to teleport 3 consecutive times before there is a little cooldown time for the ability. Another ability is “Recall” which allows her to teleport back and have her HP adjusted depending on when you use the ability. Her final and ultimate ability is called “Pulse Bomb”. She can drop a small bomb that will absolutely cause mayhem to anyone or anything that is standing next to it. Tracer’s amount of HP is a liability however, which is why she is a difficult hero to play.41819770001_4830762324001_tracer-cropped-01

Hanzo

Here it comes. The guy who will eliminate your entire team with one move. Hanzo.

maxresdefault It’s the guy who looks relatively easy to use in montages but is actually extremely difficult.

hqdefault-1 All you have to do is shoot your ultimate when the enemy team is grouped up. All there is to it. Plus he speaks a little weeb which is pretty bad. Of course we have to mention that sikk backstory with Genji. Yes. The animation is pretty top notch with Blizzard. With the whole arc where he attempted to kill his own brother for his clan. So serious. So yeah there you have it. Hanzo. That guy with the bow and arrow. Oh yeah dragons.

Soldier 76

This hero in Overwatch is one of the most popular and also most basic heroes to play. He is very straight-forward with his abilities and weapons. His role in the game can be Combat Medic, Support, and Entry Frag.

One ability he possesses is to enable “aim-bot” which means you do not need to aim when you activate the ability; all you need to do is hold Mouse 1.

Another ability he possesses is being able deploy a medical field, a force field that heals Soldier 76 or other heroes.

He is also able to fire rockets from his rifle as well by pressing Mouse 2, making him a very dangerous opponent if put in a one-versus-one situation.

He can sprint and go quite fast, especially if a Lucio plays his rush music. soldier-wallpaper-wide

Sombra

Oh boy…here we go. Sombra. She’s a hacker. This hero, in the game Overwatch, has a moveset centered around. You guessed it! Hacking! That means that she has the ability to hack you. And not only that but she can also hack health packs. WOW! This hero is not at all annoying :^). The problem with her is that once she hacks you-you can’t activate any abilities. Plus, her gun coupled with her teleporter makes her seem like a Tracer. f4693b1195b2295bf41c7d775367051ba0676002a8bc63048c5a8cbc6cf33e63_1.jpg

The invisibility cloak (OH MAN!) adds to how annoying it feels to go up against. This hero is just all around a nuisance. Did I mention her ult? Oh yeah that the thing that disables an area with her hacking. SO SHE CAN DO A 5 MAN ULT AND COMPLETELY REKT THE TEAM! So much counterplay. Oh yeah…health packs. She can hack them so that they spawn faster for her team and completely remove it from play for the opposing team. Thats right a whole new layer to top her off. So yeah! Definitely not one of the heros I would like to go up against but hey at least she isn’t like some other heros…full-portrait.png

*cough* *cough* Mei