An Incredible Esports Game: Heroes in Overwatch
Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter game emerging as a masterpiece growing in Esports. The game was developed and published by well-known developers, Blizzard Entertainment in collaboration with Iron Galaxy on October 27, 2015.
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Let's have a look at the achievements of this game, Overwatch has won the awards of “British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer“, “The Game Award for Best Esports Game“, “The Game Award for Game of the Year“, and many other notable honors making the hall of fame more vast.
The game is based on team-based competition. In the game, you and your opponents play into two teams of six players each, and you have to fight with each other using different characters with unique abilities commonly known as “Heroes” in the game.
Cutting the story short, Overwatch is a very streamlined hero shooter video game.
Heroes in Overwatch
At the time of its release, there were almost 21 heroes in the game. At the time, there are 32 playable characters (Heroes) with some of the additional supporting characters in the game. It can be seen that each character comes up with some unique abilities and backstory. The players have the choice to choose among any of these heroes depending on their play style.
Every player in each team can only have 1 of each hero in regular modes. In the arcade modes, the players on the same team can have more than one of a type. Every hero has at least 1 primary weapon while some can even have 2, that are more attacking in nature.
During the matches, heroes can also exchange dialogues with each other based on their backstory.
The heroes in Overwatch are categorized into three different classes,
The damage heroes are the heroes that have some high damage dealing along with different play styles to defeat the enemies with a variety of weapons and powers. Securing the kills is mainly the duty of a damage hero because of their attacking nature.
Some of the high rated damage heroes are as following,
In a match, the duty of tank heroes is to protect teammates, attacking enemies, and fight on the front line. They are more stable and have the powerful ability to survive and protect the allies with shields and crown control.
Some of the high rated tank heroes are as following,
- Wrecking Ball
As the name indicates, the support heroes provide support for the team by increasing their teams' survival, speed, and damage output. They help in boosting the overall performance of the team. They are not effective in combat as compared to damage or tank heroes but can be powerful when close to their teammates.
Some of the high rated support heroes are as following,