Category: Overwatch Characters

Overwatch Characters

According to Blizzard there are four types of Overwatch Characters: Offense, Defense, Tank and Support. Realistically though, Offense and Defense characters are just two different shades of DPS(Damage Per Second).

Truthfully, the game has three types of characters: Tanks, Support, and DPS. Below is a breakdown of each category. Click on any character and check out our thoughts on them and their usefulness in competitive play.

 

Tanks – Your front line – big characters that have a lot of health.


dva

orisa

reinhardt

zarya

roadhog

winston
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Support – Your backline – Fragile characters with healing and utility.


ana

lucio

mercy

symmetra

zenyatta
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DPS – The middle – These characters dish out unrivaled damage.


Doomfist

Genji

Mccree

Pharah

torbjorn
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reaper

soldier-76

sombra

tracer

widowmaker
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bastion

hanzo

junkrat

mei
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Hero Versatility in OWL Season 1

In the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League, we saw just how versatile some players were at flexing to different heroes. On the flip side, the league MVP, Jjonak, showed us the value of being the absolute best at a single hero with little flexibility.

 

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Connor
Connor's passion for Esports began in 2010 as he qualified for Pokemon VGC nationals and has since transitioned to covering Overwatch. He provides an analytical yet creative perspective in his coverage of the Overwatch League and hopes to continue developing as an Esports writer. Check him out on Twitter here.

And the OWL Season 1 MVP Goes To…JJonak

Blizzard has announced the winner of the Overwatch League’s Inagural Season MVP. Congratulations to Jjonak of the New York Excelsior. Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W4

As the Overwatch League Stage 3 Finals quickly approach both the Houston Outlaws and the Los Angeles Gladiators sit in 5th place with identical 4-3 records. A win will help propel them into the coveted 4th place slot while a loss would see their chances become that much slimmer of securing a Stage Playoff slot. All of this however was overshadowed by the competitive debut of one particular hero….

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Dave “Av3 M0rt3m” Konig is a recovering medic who has returned to gaming after a hiatus spent adulting. Huge fan of FPS and RTS, he can often be found romping in MechWarrior Online, eliminating rebel scum in Battlefront II, decrypting engrams from energy drink promotions in Destiny 2, and channels his inner tank to D.va in Overwatch on Twitch. He also occasionally spouts prolific 140-character sage advice on the Twitter, with long form rage and pontification at his gaming blog. When not doing any of that, he’s usually playing Mercy IRL

Overwatch League: Seoul Dynasty vs Philadelphia Fusion – S3W4

With two weeks remaining in Stage 3, Seoul and Philadelphia find themselves in the playoff hunt. Sitting just on the cusp of entry, whichever team comes out on top this match would receive a huge boost in their chances. Would Seoul right the ship and get back to their Dynasty namesake? Did Philadelphia continue their inexplicable rise to the top of the league? Is Doa and Monte the best casting duo in the world? Lets answer some questions. Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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Overwatch League: Dallas Fuel vs Florida Mayhem – S3W4

In a battle for the right to not be considered the second worst team in Overwatch League, Dallas Fuel took on the Florida Mayhem in Wednesday’s final match. Would a resurgent Mayhem be able to claw their way out of their current position, or would the Fuel finally right the ship on their sinking season? Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Overwatch League – Philadelphia Fusion vs New York Excelsior – S3W3

The Philadelphia Fusion and New York Excelsior both come into Thursday at 3-1. The Fusion were out for revenge after dropping the Stage Two Title Match to the Excelsior in a reverse sweep. After Boston’s 3-2 reverse sweep of London last match, this was the perfect fixture to finish the night.
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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Seoul Dynasty Fans Cheering

Overwatch League: Shanghai Dragons vs. Seoul Dynasty – S3W3

Seoul’s Stage 3 has been far from stellar thus far. The cherry on top of that unfortunate sundae would be a loss to the slightly improving Shanghai Dragons. Shanghai was 0-24 coming into the match, and it’s unlikely that first win should come today.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Overwatch League: Shanghai Dragons vs Los Angeles Gladiators

Overwatch League Stage 3, Week 2 began as the fresh faced Shanghai Dragons took on a Gladiators squad weakened by injury, as their Korean Tank Fissure was out sick. Surefour and his rotating DPS mates would need to step it up to make up for the loss of their prolific Tank. Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Moira

Overwatch League – Meta Predictions After Mercy Nerf

Last week, the proposed nerfs to Mercy’s Resurrection and Valkyrie abilities went live. She can no longer gain an extra resurrection by using Valkyrie, and if she attempts to use a resurrection in her Valkyrie form, she can’t do it instantly, either. In addition, Valkyrie now only lasts 15 seconds instead of 20, and the buff to her Guardian Angel utility while using her ultimate has been reduced by 50%.

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Brendan
Brendan is a young journalist who loves Overwatch with a burning passion. When he’s not playing Reinhardt in-game, he’s watching the Overwatch League with excitement. Follow him on Twitter.

The Queen of Junkertown

The new map Junkertown has been released on the PTR for Overwatch. Players have discovered the poster of the next possible Overwatch character, the Junkertown Queen. Could this be the next Overwatch character?

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!
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