A new hero to Overwatch has been announced at Blizzcon 2018. A DPS armed with a rifle, dynamite and a powerful coach gun, Ashe was revealed in the animated short Reunion.
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.
Support – Your backline – Fragile characters with healing and utility.
DPS – The middle – These characters dish out unrivaled damage.
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.
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….
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 …
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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%.