Overwatch is still popular even though it has reached 3 years since the release of the game back in 2016. New players are constantly coming to the game. Yet these players are bombarded with over thirty heroes to choose from and forced into learning the unique skill set each character has. It can be daunting at first to understand the core mechanics of the characters and who to learn what kind of playstyle fits best for you. So, we have put together a list of a few heroes who are easy to grasp when hopping on the Overwatch Payload.
Soldier 76 – This is the hero you will play in the tutorial of the game; he is your basic FPS shooter character. With an assault rifle and some rockets for extra damage. He is an all in one package, however, is predominantly used to fill the DPS role, even though he can heal. His mechanics are easy to grasp and he is fun to play especially with his aimbot ultimate.
Reinhardt – This hero is a tank, he has a 2000 hp barrier that your team will position behind as you hold up, for your team to damage the enemy without you getting injured. He has a firestrike ability which lets him damage enemies and a pin where he can pin enemies against an object. He can be played both passively and aggressively it really depends on yours and your teams play style.
Mercy – This hero is for people who love to support the team, who do not care about damaging enemies or getting picks but wants to keep the team alive. Mercy has been a very controversial character for a long time in the Overwatch universe however she is fun to play and she has an ability where she can rez teammates. The rez ability is great for when one of your teammates gets picked.
All of these heroes have their own unique role and once you grasp one or two you will start to understand other heroes and their playstyles. Our advice to new players is to focus on a smaller group of heroes you enjoy and grow your skill with them.
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Written By Jessica Clarke – Associate Writer at Dart Frog Gaming