Overwatch: How to Play as Reaper, Soldier 76, and Tracer Hero Guide

 Overwatch: How to Play as Reaper, Soldier 76, and Tracer Hero Guide

Overwatch features 21 different Heros from the Launch and they are categorized into four different section such as Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Those who didn’t get the chance to play the open beta and get familiar with the characters here is a chance to know your character and this guide will show you tips on how each Hero works with attacks, defense, and his Abilities.

How to Play as Reaper, Soldier 76, and Tracer

How to Play as Reaper

One of the Strongest Offense Heroes in Overwatch is Reaper. He collects souls from fallen foes that replenish his health and with his extremely powerful shotgun he can damage the enemies within 10 meters or so. Advanced players can turn him into a hit and run wraith who teleport in and makes a kill only to disappear back into the shadows.

Reaper Abilities

Hellfire Shotgun

A Twin extremely powerful Shotgun are the best to tears enemies apart even with a small clip size up to 8(4 per gun). No matter how must is your targets health, if you manage to finish the entire clip on him he will probably die or at least brings him to a critical health.

Wraith Form

You can turn into a shadow for 3 seconds and while in this form you take no damage but able to pass through enemies. You are also unable to fire weapons or use other abilities. This is mostly used when you are in critical health or need to escape the area instantly.

Shadow Step

After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location. Basically teleporting across the battlefield which is unnoticed, so use it only to get behind the enemy line and take them down.

Death Blossom

The Ultimate Ability wherein a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfires shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies. Make sure that you are not close to a target who uses Stuns which can disable your ability like McCree’s flashbang or Roadhog’s Chain Hook.

  • Reaper is Effective Against – Bastion, Windowmaker, Mercy, Mei and Winston
  • Avoid Reaper From – Pharah, McCree, and Lucio

How to Play as 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. 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.


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 Effective Against – Pharah, Mei, Roadhog, Tracer and Mercy
  • Avoid Soldier 76 From – Junkrat, Zarya, Reinhardt and McCree

How to Play as Tracer

Hero with rapidly firing twin pistols within 20 meters and she can use her blink dash to close the distances to get within her effective range. She can Warp up time and space in order to enhance her role as a burst-damage assassin.

Tracer Abilities

Pulse Pistol

Tracer has the ability to rapid-fires both of her pistols and even reload them in one second. This works best with the Blink ability to blink in and out according to the situation.


You can zip horizontally through space and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds. If you manage to use all 3 charges at once then you will move far ahead or while getting back to a fight quicker.


Tracer has the ability to bound backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before. This also has a 1.25 seconds duration and a cooldown of 12 seconds.

Pulse Bomb

Tracer lobs a large bomb to any surface or opponent it lands on and after a delay, it will explode which deals with high damage to all enemies within its blast radius. This is an ultimate ability so we recommend you to use the blink before you lob the pulse bomb on opponent team.

  • Tracer is Effective Against – McCree, Mercy, Reinhardt, Torbjorn and Windowmaker
  • Avoid Tracer From – Soldier 76, Mei, Winston and Roadhog