Overwatch (PC/PS4/XB1)



  • I've been really annoyed at DVA's new shield, it feels like she never runs out of it.

    It probably doesn't help that my two main characters are Junkrat and Pharah...



  • So they're looking into nerfing Zenyatta (no surprise) and buffing Mei and Mercy. Mei's ultimate is being looked at since it's effectively useless against most teams and Mercy might gain an AOE heal. I'm curious if that will switch Lucio out from being nearly essential on every team, as I hardly see Mercy at all anymore. Oh, and PC should be getting high-bandwith servers, as I sit here and curse the fact I have a PC that can't run Overwatch.



  • @SabotageTheTruth Oh wow. I'm kinda happy I'm taking a break then.

    I know balance is a bit different between console and PCs.



  • Getting the game on PS4 this week. Thinking of maining Mercy or Lucio since I like playing Medic/Support in games, and also Lucio's movement mechanics seem like my bag, baby.



  • On console right now I still see a fair amount of mercy. Roadhog and Dva seem to be most played now.



  • Youtube Video

    New map hype!



  • @SabotageTheTruth This looks awesome. I really dig the "aftermath" vibe of the map. I hope more future maps feature this. I wonder if Blizz will add new modes as well (Lucio Ball looked neat)



  • @Mechanoid It does look like a great map. I think they're possibly mixing it up where you escort the payload first and then assault the second point, so that should be a nice change of pace. Really, the most fun I ever had playing Lucioball was when someone glitched in as Bastion and kept murdering us all.



  • @SabotageTheTruth said in The Overwatch Thread:

    @Mechanoid It does look like a great map. I think they're possibly mixing it up where you escort the payload first and then assault the second point, so that should be a nice change of pace. Really, the most fun I ever had playing Lucioball was when someone glitched in as Bastion and kept murdering us all.

    lol, never got around to playing it but then I stopped with Overwatch once competitive came out (for various reasons). Still trying to keep up with it, but I'm starting to like all the crazy fan creations more than the game itself :sweat_smile: . Here's to Gremlin D va and Samus Pharah :thumbsup:



  • @OddMan11 Hey there! My favorite is probably Junkrat. I love his wacky style and damage. He can work well with a lot of other champions and I just love his attitude. Plus, teaming up with Roadhog seems perfect from a co-op perspective as the two work pretty well together. I also really love Mei because she is so survivable and a pain to enemies. I've done two guides (Mei and Symmetra) and I'd love your thoughts on them (or anyone else's)!

    Mei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpA9sSp_6yc
    Symmetra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6FpYdcyWDY



  • @SabotageTheTruth I'm very stoked for this one! Finally a payload that actually matters in a match as opposed to being some story tie-in!



  • Anyone play yesterday when they got the message of the season being over? I was mid match and I remember everyone on my team freaking out. I luckily was dead, but my friend wasn't and he just clicked real quick and ulted and killed 3 of their team while reading it lol.



  • I'm actually excited about the second season of competitive. A lot of the changes sound like ways to make playing the mode feel rewarding - something the first season was severely lacking. Having a progression system is great, no sudden death is a fresh breath of air, and being graded from 1 to 5000 just gives us all more numbers to be proud of. The only questionable decision is being unable to queue with a friend if you're more than 500 levels apart. I get their reasoning behind it but I'll also feel bad if I spend a day ranking up for instance and then I've just eliminated my chance to play with certain friends.



  • Yep. Mercy is my girl. Played a few matches and loved her playstyle.



  • Started playing this recently anyone got any good resources(streams, youtubes, reddit posts) for improving? Not to worried about the basics beginner stuff more looking for maybe advanced mechanics, or in depth commentary of good players.



  • @Holundrian I've learned a lot from Force Gaming and A_Seagull both on YouTube. Force covers most of the updates and changes to the meta whereas Seagull is just an absolute monster and will sometimes share strategy.



  • @SabotageTheTruth
    Thanks! gonna check out forcegaming I did watch some seagull but he plays a looooot of genji? On quick search I didn't find that much with him playing the other chars(bit of hanzo, zariya). Would love to find stuff on phara, reinhardt, lucio and mercy.



  • Cynical nerds might help you I enjoy that youtube channel



  • So season 2 is under way for competitive and it feels so much better than the previous season. I've only played 8 placement matches, but of those 8 matches, only 1 person has left one game. Last season, I saw about 9-10 players leave throughout all of my placement matches, so it seems like that issue is slowly being resolved - or I've just been very lucky. Not losing any progress in the lower leagues is a nice incentive too for those unavoidable bad days. I do miss Zenyatta shredding everyone but I'm still doing work when my tanks remember to tank and not chase a Tracer all the way to the enemy base.



  • My favourite part of Overwatch is how every time I try a new Hero they end up being my most loved. For example I originally didn't enjoy Mcree whatsoever and now he is one of my mains. But the two women that will forever be in my heart are Mercy and Mei.