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Welcome to Overwatch OT!

What is Overwatch? Well, it is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter made by Blizzard. Described as a “hero shooter”, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a large roster of characters, known as “heroes”, with unique abilities. Teams work to complete map-specific objectives within a limited period of time.

Overwatch heroes are classified into three classes:


Tank heroes soak damage and shatter fortified positions, like closely grouped enemies and narrow chokepoints. If you’re a tank, you lead the charge.

Damage (DPS)

Damage heroes seek out, engage, and obliterate the enemy with wide-ranging tools, abilities and play styles. Fearsome but fragile, these heroes require backup to survive.


Support heroes empower their allies by healing, shielding, boosting damage, and disabling foes. As a support, you’re the backbone of your team’s survival.


Hero Name/Role Description
image Ana / Support Ana’s versatile arsenal allows her to affect heroes all over the battlefield.
image Baptiste / Support Baptiste wields an assortment of experimental devices and weaponry to keep allies alive and eliminate threats under fierce conditions.
image Brigitte / Support Brigitte specializes in armor. She can throw Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically heal nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail.
image Lucio / Support On the battlefield, Lúcio’s cutting-edge Sonic Amplifier buffets enemies with projectiles and knocks foes back with blasts of sound.
image Mercy / Support Mercy’s Valkyrie Suit helps keep her close to teammates like a guardian angel; healing, resurrecting or strengthening them with the beams emanating from her Caduceus Staff.
image Moira / Support Moira’s biotic abilities enable her to contribute healing or damage in any crisis.
image Zenyatta / Support Zenyatta calls upon orbs of harmony and discord to heal his teammates and weaken his opponents, all while pursuing a transcendent state of immunity to damage.
image Ashe / DPS Ashe quickly fires her rifle from the hip or uses her weapon’s aim-down sights to line up a high damage shot.
image Bastion / DPS Repair protocols and the ability to transform between stationary Assault, mobile Recon and devastating Tank configurations provide Bastion with a high probability of victory.
image Doomfist / DPS Doomfist’s cybernetics make him a highly-mobile, powerful frontline fighter.
image Echo / DPS Echo is an evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, versatile enough to fill multiple battlefield combat roles.
image Genji / DPS Genji flings precise and deadly Shuriken at his targets, and uses his technologically-advanced katana to deflect projectiles or deliver a Swift Strike that cuts down enemies.
image Hanzo / DPS Hanzo’s versatile arrows can reveal his enemies or fragment to strike multiple targets.
image Junkrat / DPS Junkrat’s area-denying armaments include a Frag Launcher that lobs bouncing grenades, Concussion Mines that send enemies flying, and Steel Traps that stop foes dead in their tracks.
image McCree / DPS Armed with his Peacekeeper revolver, McCree takes out targets with deadeye precision and dives out of danger with eagle-like speed.
image Mei / DPS Mei’s weather-altering devices slow opponents and protect locations.
image Pharah / DPS Soaring through the air in her combat armor, and armed with a launcher that lays down high-explosive rockets, Pharah is a force to be reckoned with.
image Reaper / DPS Hellfire Shotguns, the ghostly ability to become immune to damage, and the power to step between shadows make Reaper one of the deadliest beings on Earth.
image Soldier: 76 / DPS Armed with cutting-edge weaponry, including an experimental pulse rifle that’s capable of firing spirals of high-powered Helix Rockets, Soldier: 76 has the speed and support know-how of a highly trained warrior.
image Sombra / DPS Stealth and debilitating attacks make Sombra a powerful infiltrator.
image Symmetra / DPS Symmetra utilizes her Photon Projector to dispatch adversaries, shield her associates, construct teleportation pads and deploy particle-blasting Sentry Turrets.
image Torbjörn / DPS Torbjörn’s extensive arsenal includes a rivet gun, hammer, and a personal forge that he can use to build turrets.
image Tracer / DPS Toting twin pulse pistols, energy-based time bombs, and rapid-fire banter, Tracer is able to “blink” through space and rewind her personal timeline as she battles to right wrongs the world over.
image Widowmaker / DPS Widowmaker equips herself with whatever it takes to eliminate her targets, including mines that dispense poisonous gas, a visor that grants her squad infra-sight, and a powerful sniper rifle that can fire in fully-automatic mode.
image D.Va / Tank D.Va’s mech is nimble and powerful—its twin Fusion Cannons blast away with autofire at short range, and she can use its Boosters to barrel over enemies and obstacles, or deflect attacks with her projectile-dismantling Defense Matrix.
image Orisa / Tank Orisa serves as the central anchor of her team, and defends her teammates from the frontline with a protective barrier. She can attack from long range, fortify her own defenses, launch graviton charges to slow and move enemies, and deploy a Supercharger to boost the damage output of multiple allies at once.
image Reinhardt / Tank Clad in powered armor and swinging his hammer, Reinhardt leads a rocket-propelled charge across the battleground and defends his squadmates with a massive energy barrier.
image Roadhog* / Tank Roadhog uses his signature Chain Hook to pull his enemies close before shredding them with blasts from his Scrap Gun.
image Sigma / Tank Sigma is an eccentric astrophysicist and volatile tank who gained the power to control gravity in an orbital experiment gone wrong.
image Winston / Tank Winston wields impressive inventions—a jump pack, electricity-blasting Tesla Cannon, portable shield projector and more—with literal gorilla strength.
image Wrecking Ball / Tank Wrecking Ball rolls across the battlefield, using his arsenal of weapons and his mech’s powerful body to crush his enemies.
image Zarya / Tank Deploying powerful personal barriers that convert incoming damage into energy for her massive Particle Cannon, Zarya is an invaluable asset on the front lines of any battle.


In Overwatch, heroes do battle in diverse locations around the world. From the technological marvels of Busan to the snowy slopes of Nepal, every map has objectives, secrets, and strategies to explore.


Teams fight to hold a single objective; the first team to win two rounds wins the map.

  • Busan
  • Ilios
  • Lijiang Tower
  • Nepal
  • Oasis


Attackers fight to capture a series of objectives; defenders hold them off until time runs out.

  • Hanamura
  • Horizon Lunar Colony
  • Paris
  • Temple of Anubis
  • Volskaya Industries


Attackers escort a payload to a delivery point, while defenders strive to stop them.

  • Dorado
  • Havana
  • Junkertown
  • Rialto
  • Route 66
  • Watchpoint: Gibraltar


Attackers capture a payload, then escort it to its destination; defenders try to hold them back.

  • Blizzard World
  • Eichenwalde
  • Hollywood
  • King’s Row
  • Numbani


Eliminate all enemies to win the round; win three rounds to win the map. Available with teams of one, three, or six.

  • Black Forest
  • Castillo
  • Ecopoint: Antarctica
  • Necropolis


Players race to score the most kills in a free-for-all format.

  • Château Gaillard
  • Dorado
  • Eichenwalde
  • Hollywood
  • Kanezaka
  • King’s Row
  • Petra

Team Deathmatch

Players race to score the most kills in a team-based format.

  • Black Forest
  • Castillo
  • Château Gaillard
  • Dorado
  • Ecopoint: Antarctica
  • Einchenwalde
  • Hollywood
  • Kanezaka
  • King’s Row
  • Necropolis
  • Petra

Game Modes

Quick Play

Square off against other players at your skill level.

Play/Practice vs A.I.

Play against AI-controlled opponents on any map you choose. Use these modes to try out different maps and learn how multiple heroes work.

Practice Range

Visit a training area and experiment with your abilities against practice bots. Use this mode to hone your skills or learn a new hero.

Custom Game

Change the rules of the game with custom modifiers (like disallowing heroes, increasing Ultimate ability charge rate, etc.).


Experimental matches with unique and seasonal rules, plus weekly rewards!

Competitive Play

Compete against other players and work your way up the ranks.

I thought it would be nice to have Overwatch OT on XboxEra forum. Now that Overwatch 2 is pushed to 2022 and beyond, we are stuck with the first game for more than what was expected. So, share here your comp & QP stories, who is your main, and what we want to get fixed/patched.


Hell yeah! Glad we have a Thread for this been playing Overwatch since release in 2016 (Mercy,Baptist,Echo main)

Great idea!

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Nice! I’m D.Va main as tank, and Ana/Zen when support. Learning Sigma now cause it’s meta and it’s super hard lol.

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I love playing Sigma! Well worth learning him!

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Thanks for the topic ! I love playing McCree, Mercy and Widowmaker.

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Healer main mercy, moira, zen

Can also play a bit of Bap and learning Ana now.

I only play dps in open que and play sombra mostly

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I wonder if Blizzard won’t make Overwatch F2P one day, especially with Activision saying they want a kind of premium/F2P model for other franchises than just COD. It would be perfect for Overwatch to have the MP free, it would bring more players, while making the future PvE expansion premium.

Man, the wait for Overwatch 2 is gonna be hell. I can’t wait.

I hope they will go back on what they said and release some new heros this year if we have to wait until 2022.

That would be nice, but I don’t think it would get me personally to come back yet. I want the PvE stuff.

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Yep, I’m really waiting for the PvE, also this adventure mode like in Diablo.

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I know there is PVE in Overwatch 2, I wish theyflush out the story with some really cool missions. I just hope there is more depth than the seasonal events they did.

Also I am on a madddd loosing streak. Was at like 2357 for heals and was on a big win streak and now I am on 2090

Yeah, happens all the time. When you think you are out into higher rank, they pull you down lol. Someone told me, that last 100 sr for the next rank (for example 2400-2500sr) are the hardest. And they are right!

Now I’m sitting on 2200sr for tank/support, even if few weeks ago I was 2400+. I think people jumping into tank/support roles just to get priority tickets is mistake imo. Most of them are dps who really don’t get what is their role outside of damage.

That’s what they’re doing, to my understanding. There are Campaign Missions and also Hero Missions (which sound like a Horde Mode).

Hahaha, I think so too. Its been so hard to get back up to plat for me.

Add to that some days you get 3 to 4 games in a row with trolls, leavers or people who are really (I mean really really) bad it becomea downright impossible to climb up.

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Exactly, it’s like a pattern. Last time I was one victory away from getting into Plat and I got team of silvers / unranked doing placements, enemy team mixture of plats and golds. We got rolled. Next game, there was dps leaver in my team. Never recovered. Sigh.

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Any recommendations on which hero is good to start off with when playing for the first time?

For tanks, Reinhardt and Orisa. If you want damage go with McCree, Soldier: 76, or Ashe. In support class try Ana, Moira or Lucio.

But the key is to know what your role/class should do. With tanks, you make space for others and you are usually on the front line, everyone else is behind you. DPS is there to take an opportunity and damage the enemy team. Depends on the hero, some of them can make damage from far some of them need to be closer. And healers are there to support the team.

Usually, the team follows the main tank and makes a strategy around them.

You can try all heroes in Quick Play and see which gameplay style suits you the most. The amazing thing about Overwatch is that anyone can find a hero that resonates with your personal rhythm and play style. I played Torbjorn for a crazy amount of hours, only to find out that Zenyatta is my thing, and later D.Va and Ana. Take care about abilities cooldown and use map natural covers, cause positioning matters.

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Thanks :slightly_smiling_face: It is always that fear of playing for the first time and letting my team down. Maybe starting off with support would be best and at least I am not right on the front line to begin with.

Speaking of Torbjorn, I like the idea of being a little viking that can build turrets :laughing:

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Haha, yeah he is super useful, you can try him too. But don’t worry too much about your team in Quick Play mode, cause 80% time in that mode nobody plays game serious, it’s all about having fun time. But for beginners, it is a nice way to be introduced to different game modes and maps. Once you reach level 25 you can start Competitive mode if you want, and here is important to play together with the team.

If you decide to go damage route, use Deathmatch mode, that will iron out your aiming and mechanical skills.

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