Overwatch: Tips For Using Every Character

Overwatch is a popular game, and has even been awarded Game of the Year for 2016 from a number of publications. Beyond just being a fun game, Overwatch also has a strong eSports community. There’s also the competitive mode that allows for a more serious level of gameplay for those who wish to stay with the game in the long-term.

But how do you know when you’re ready to take it up a notch? Well that usually comes once you understand the capabilities of each character and how to utilize them in in situations. With that in mind, I’ve decided to compile this list Overwatch tips for every character.

Since Overwatch is a game that is prone to character buffs and Nerfs, these can change tactics over time; therefore these tips will constantly be updated as things are updated in the game. We will also continue to add new characters shortly after they release. Feel free to also suggest tips or call out outdated tactics in the comments.

On top of these character tips, its also important to follow a few basic rules when playing. Number one is understanding that it’s not always going to be appropriate to use your favorite character. Examine your team composition and consider whether things would be better if you used a different character. Your teammates will no doubt help to point you in the right direction here.

Common terms & acronyms used in this guide:
Ult = Ultimate, referring to a characters Ultimate ability.
DPS = Damage Per Second. The term DPS is used heavily in the Overwatch community to refer to characters whose main objective is to deal continuous damage.
Hit-Scan means that your shot will instantly hit whatever is at the receiving end of your cross-hair without having to travel.
Hit Box refers to the area on a character where it’s possible to register a hit on them.

Select an Overwatch character using the Article Index below