Best and Worst Strategies in Overwatch
Overwatch is a very dynamic game, with the best strategies changing as different heroes are changed or new heroes are added. While the game does help new players to adjust to the general playstyle of the game, the actual strategies for competitive play does get complex. If you are looking to start playing this game, or want some additional help, here is are the best and worst strategies in Overwatch.
While dive was the previous meta in Overwatch, one hero shuts a lot of that down: Brigitte. With Brigitte in the game, she is now able to stun and shut down many of the previously powerful dive heroes like Genji and Tracer with a simple Shield Bash. Her abilities are completely centered around shutting down individual heroes running into her team and trying to take down the back line. The Brigitte would be supported by supports like Zenyatta and Mercy, who still dominate the game of healing in Overwatch. The tanks would generally be Reinhardt and D.va, since Reinhardt is able to provide a constant mobile shield, and D.va can absorb a lot of damage and block a lot of it with her Defense Matrix. The D.va could also be replaced by a Zarya, since she could get a lot of energy by shielding a more aggressive Reinhardt. Finally, the DPS can be any hero that can deal damage. However, if your team has a Zarya, a character like Hanzo or Genji would be best because then you could combo with the Zarya’s ultimate.
This composition is extremely focused on charging into the other team and burning down their health with high damage-dealing characters. The tankline would be a Reinhardt and a Zarya, the former for a moving shield that could deal damage up close and the latter to protect any teammates that are getting attacked by the enemy. The healers would be a Moira and a Lúcio, allowing for a large speed boost to go onto the point or payload and a large amount of healing for characters staying together. Since Moira’s healing can go through teammates, heroes staying together maximizes her healing potential. Finally, the DPS would be a Reaper and a Tracer, two heroes that deal a lot of damage up close, which would rip through the enemy’s tank line or supports with ease if done correctly.
This strategy used to dominate competitive play in previous seasons, since there was no way to prevent tanks like Winston and D.va charging into the back line with their high mobility. This composition is shut down with the addition of Brigitte and the buffs given to Hanzo, allowing him to deal a lot more damage up close and the lunge ability letting him move away from any tanks attacking him. While Winston can still perform well, his low damage is too much a detriment to his kit overall, and the space he can create is not as vital as it used to be. D.va is still able to be used easily because of the high damage of her mech suit, which allows her to be utilized in almost any composition.