Overwatch is popular cross-platform 1st person cooperative shooter, developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It was announced on 7th october 2014 during Blizzcon. There are different heroes in Overwatch which makes a game such entertaining. This game is available on all popular gaming platforms: Playstation 4, X-Box and PC. On May 16th, it was said that Overwatch player base is equal to 10 millions of players!
Heroes in Overwatch
Overwatch is competitive team-based games in 6 versus 6 format where each team fights for objective. There are different modes such as attack and defend, point control or cart pushing (idea of which was probably taken from Team Fortress 2).
Right now, there are 29 heroes in the game. Each player of the team must pick an unique hero as in any modern MOBA game. All heroes are split in three categories:
- Tanks – heroes who can take a lot of incoming damage
- Damage Dealers – squishy heroes with great amount of damage
- Supports – basically healers, shield providers and crowd controlers.
Each hero in overwatch has it’s own unique appearance and tool kit. For example, there is Reinhardt, a strong melee hero with massive stun wave as ultimate ability. Tracer is incredibly mobile squishy damager who can constantly teleport across the battlefiend and follow squishy support heroes. She makes weaker and annoys enemy team’s backline. Or Mercy, which is a bit typical but very effective support hero who flies from one ally to another, healing them and ressurecting fallen heroes once in a while.
Maps in Overwatch
As previously said, there are 3 types of map challenges:
- One team is attacking, another one is defending. After the first rounds ends, teams swap their roles.
- Both teams are fighting for the one point until one of the get 100% score
- Pushing the cart. One team does push of the cart which heals nearby heroes, another one defends. When round ends teams swap their roles.
Maps are very beautiful and usually represent one country. For example, events of the map which name is “Volskaya Industries” happen in Russia, while thematic of other maps send players to Numbani, Nepal, China, United Kingdom etc. However, there are neutral maps such as Lunar Horizon Colony and Blizzard World.
Skins and Cosmetics
There are many customization options in the game. Each hero has about 15 skins of different variations, from basic recolor to legendary tier when everything changes completely. For example, Tornbjorn has viking and pirate skins. Also, there are customization options for other different elements such as animations for play of the game, custom emotions, phrases, grafitti and golden weapons. You obtain these comestics via loot boxes which you gain each time your account level up or you can purchase them directly in game store for real money. However, if you want specific skin it can be bought via internal game currency which you gain when you get duplicates from loot boxes.
The sad moment is that because Overwatch is the 1st person shooter and you won’t see the most part of your cosmetics during your games. However, all of them look great and were made with high level of quality!
Constant Game Support and Content Update by Developers
Overwatch is being constantly supported by its developers. New heroes, maps and game modes arrive to the game on the regular basis. As example, recently new hero which name is Ashe added to hero pool. You can read about Ashe in more details here. Every significant event or holiday, no matter if it’s New Year, Helloween or Olympic Games, you will be able to celebrate it in the game with your friends.
Let’s talk now about Overwatch League, an esport league where team of professionals from around the world compete each other on real life arenas under the loud support of fans. OWL was announced in 2016, however the first season of Overwatch League saw a play since January to June of 2018th, with the final stage as playoffs in July.
Overwatch League is split by seasons. Every season divided by stages and ends in single-elimination playoffs at the end of it. OW League follows traditional model of North America professional sport system. In this system each team plays against every other team and thus organizers and fans find out the strongest and most successful teams in the roster. During the finals a champion team is determined and each team is getting money prizes depending on their performance. For example, in the first season prize pool was equal to $3.5 millions while the top 1 place was awarded with one million.
Game Modes: Quick Games and Rankeds
There are different game modes including fun ones, but the most important and popular are quick and ranked games. In the quick games you can practice your aim and new heroes while ranked mode is longer and provides more challenging game conditions in which you have to compete with enemy team for ranked points. Depending on ranked points you have you get a specific league.
For example, 2000-2499 ranked points is equal to gold league, while 2500-2999 points is equal to platinum league. Because only a few players can get above gold rank, as in League of Legends, overwatch boosting became quite popular.
In case you want to get higher position than you currently can achieve, you may use cheap Overwatch rank boosting service such as Overwatch-Boosters.com. You have to specify your current and desired position, make a purchase and then specify your login details (to make your booster able to log in to your account and play ranked games for you). This way, an experienced ow player will be able to carry your account right to the heights of ranked system due to his ingame skills and incredibly high winrate. In the future, using this service, you will be able to pick prefered language you want to speak with a booster, pick heroes you want him to play, speed up your boost for extra cost or choose booster you like. During the boost you can pause your order anytime and contact support team which exists to solve all of your problems. While you order is going on you can chat with your boosting companion right in the personal area as you do on Boosteria!