Overwatch: Best Hero to Begin With Tips Guide

Best Hero to Begin With

Blizzard's newly released shooter game Overwatch features 21 different heroes from the start and they are divided into 4 combat categories such as Defense, Offense, Tank, and Support. We know why you are here and to answer you question we will be showing the best of each category along with some starters tips how to play them so that you get used to it early.

Best Hero to Begin With

Best Hero to Begin With

As we mentioned earlier there are four categories and so we will show you 4 best players(best from each category) and why you should select them. We also have few links at the end of the Guide to know more about the game and every category. So let's Begin with the First Section.

Best Offense Hero for Beginners

Soldier 76

Soldier 76 is one of the most well-rounded heroes in the game which you can get early hands-on and easy to learn. He can pump out high damage per second with his assault rifle that is effective at most ranges while featuring a missile volley that is useful for long range softening of targets. His ability to sprint and deploy a healing area of effect gives him an additional supportive element and makes him a valuable member of any team. If you have played Call of Duty or Battlefield this will be easy to learn. 

Soldier 76 Abilities

Heavy Pulse Rifle
This is Soldier: 76’s rifle with fully-automatic pulse fire. if you hold down then if will be less accurate with the fire and increase the accuracy up switch to Burst fire.

Helix Rocket
These are the tiny rockets that spiral out of Soldier: 76’s Pulse Rifle in a single burst. The rockets’ explosion damages enemies in a small radius and has a cooldown of 8 seconds.

Sprint
This ability helps you to rush ahead in a burst of speed and the sprint ends if he takes an action other than charging forward. This also a plus point that you can quickly return to the battlefield after death.

Biotic Field
This ability will plants abiotic emitter on the ground which restores health to 76 and any of his squadmates within the field. Allies are healed 35 HP per second.

Tactical Visor
The Ultimate Ability where you pinpoint targeting visor 'locks' his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. You can quickly switch to another target if the enemy leaves his line of sight.

  • Soldier 76 is Best Against - Pharah, Mei, Roadhog, Tracer and Mercy

Best Defense Hero for Beginners

Bastion

He is a defensive specialist who can bring an impressive amount of suppressing firepower, especially when in Sentry mode and when using its ultimate ability. Bastion is a turret on two legs with the ability to regenerate a small amount of its own health. Using Bastion in chokepoints can create a lethal situation for the opposing team, often resulting in kill streaks and multi kills.

Bastion Abilities

Configuration Recon
While using Recon ability, Bastion is fully mobile, outfitted with a submachine gun that fires steady bursts of bullets at medium range. 

Configuration Sentry
While using Sentry ability, Bastion is a stationary powerhouse protected by a forward-facing barrier and equipped with a Gatling gun capable of unleashing a hail of bullets.

Self-Repair
The name says it all, but remember it cannot move or fire weapons while the repair process is in effect.

Reconfigure
You can change from Recon to Sentry Configuration within 1 second and if you find yourself in a heated area then quickly switch and move to gain some health.

  • Bastion is Best Against - Reinhardt and Winston

Best Tank Hero for Beginners

Reinhardt

Reinhardt is a Hulk Tank with a glowing shield which soaks all the damage while his ultimate can be used for moderately effective crowd control if you can line up a couple of enemies in a row. In close quarters, his charge ability can make quick work of a pinned enemy.

Reinhardt Abilities

Rocket Hammer
A Harsh Punishing weapon that deals with a damage in a wide arc for every swing. Majorly used in enclosed spaces where you can easily choke points of opponents team.

Barrier Field
This ability is used to absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the barrier, he cannot attack while sustaining it.

Charge
With this Ability, Reinhardt will charge forward grabbing hold of enemies in his path. Try to collide with any wall to make the foes suffer extreme damage.

Fire Strike
With the use of Rocket Hammer, you can sling a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touches. 

Earthshatter
This is the Ultimate Ability and just like Thor, Reinhardt will forcefully slam his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

  • Reinhardt is Best Against - Soldier 76, Bastion and Torbjorn

Best Tank Support for Beginners

Lucio

Lucio is a challenging and helping hero as he can provide a little bit of everything to allies in his support role whether it's boosting everyone's speed or healing or using his ultimate to give everyone around him a shield. His overall speed and wall running are key to his evasiveness and his sonic cannon is surprisingly effective from medium range. He is most effective when hanging close to his allies with his amplifying ability triggered at the moment a burst of speed or increased healing is needed, deploying his ultimate when the team is taking heavy fire.

Lucio Abilities

Wall Ride
Similar to Genji, Lucio can Jump onto a wall to ride along it.

Sonic Amplifier
This ability is used to hit enemies with sonic projectiles or knock them back with a blast of sound.

Crossfade
This ability has two phase of healing and speed boost where he continuously energizes his nearby teammates with music. He can switch between two songs one amplifies movement speed while the other regenerates health.

Amp It Up
To Boost the power of Crossfade you can use the Ultimate Ability called AMP it Up and increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.

  • Lucio is Effective Against - D.Va, Reaper, and Winston

This was all about the Best heroes of each category and if you want to know more here are the Link below for our guides for Overwatch.

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