Overwatch is finally out! Say goodbye to the betas and hello to a ton of new players!… Uh-oh. Look below and make sure you’re not ignoring anything important.
- The more players on the payload, the faster it moves.
It gets lonely on the payload. I know I’ve been the solitary Reinhardt, shield up, just waiting for the enemy team to blast me into oblivion. First, they break your shield, then they break your spirit. Consolidate around the payload, it’ll move quicker, you’ll win faster, and you’ll make some best friends for life.
Note: max speed is achieved with 3 players around the payload, so more than that isn’t necessary, but don’t run too far!
- Kill the support.
You see an enemy Junkrat, he’s laughing, his hair is on fire, and you want to take him down a notch. Most importantly, he’s got this yellow tether attaching himself to a beautiful angel. You want that tether, so you’ve gotta kill Junkrat, right? No! Support classes are the heart of any team, take them out, and the rest of the system will crumble!
- Change your sprays and player icon.
A lot of boring players out there rocking the Overwatch logo and player icon. This game screams uniqueness, color, and individuality. I like Overwatch too, but as a Philadelphia sports fan, I have to rock that red and blue 76 icon.
- The micro-transactions are trash.
Like I just said, I really like Overwatch, almost all of us do! Reviews are out and the game is already a critical darling. Opening loot boxes is fun, if only because the constant disappointment makes the highs that much higher.
But, let’s all not forget the spit in our face that is the square button on the loot box screen (I’m playing on PS4). Pressing square will redirect you to the PlayStation Store, where you can spend real money to buy boxes of random loot. On its own, this isn’t terribly offensive. The loot is exclusively for cosmetic items, but it’s the principle of the thing. There has been a lot of contention surrounding the pricing model of this Blizzard release, and if they really wanted to earn their $60 price tag, they would have dropped everything even remotely reminiscent of the free-to-play model.
The loot is a bonus, it’s a reward for enjoying the actual game. Giving players an option to purchase it separately leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
- Switch heroes.
The game encourages this at every turn. I know that after dying as Genji to an enemy Mei 6 times you may think that the answer is to run back in as Genji. It isn’t. I promise you, that isn’t the answer. At least run in a different direction!
- Winston is the best.