When Did Overwatch Come Out?

Overwatch was released on May 24, 2016, by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter in which players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and roles within a team. It was announced at BlizzCon 2015. The game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various “heroes”, who have unique abilities and whose roles are divided into four categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players can swap between heroes during matches.

 

Overwatch has had over 15 million players since its release on May 24th, 2016!

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In the beginning of September 2017, there were about 40 million active users! All this began when Chris Metzen said they needed to make a “third-person Team Fortress”.

You may have never played the game, but if you like playing FPS games like us at Best Gaming Tips, especially team-based ones, this is a must-play! We believe it has also won multiple awards such as; Game of the Year at The 2016 Game Awards and Best Multiplayer Game in 2015’s Golden Joystick Awards.

 

The Game Can Be As Challenging As You Want

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If you want to play a simple team-based game and don’t need to be the best player, all you have to do is select your hero and let go of the thought that you will get sniped every time. This is not Call of Duty where you have to be extremely skilled with reflexes.  Just remember this, as long as you are playing with friends or people who are on your level skill-wise, no one will ever say “why did he choose THAT hero? He’s terrible. I’m going home.” It’s not like MOBA games (ahem. League of Legends) where it takes hours and hours to practice before you can play with other people. You can pick it up and learn as you go!

But, if you are competitive and want to be the best in your friend group, that’s also an option! You can play ranked games for even more experience points (XP) than normal matches. The Ranked system will match you up with others of similar skill levels, so you won’t get annihilated by people who have been playing since launch!  

 

Overwatch Has Great Options For All Types of Gamers

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If you don’t like how some hero characters work together, there is always a way to change it! You can switch heroes out any time during the match as long as you aren’t being damaged or attacked. If one team has enough Reinhardts (defense hero), don’t let them be in charge of all the Symmetras (defense hero). Change it up! Those Symmetras are probably hiding somewhere and don’t even know you can switch out.

That’s not all! If your team doesn’t have enough people playing Support, switch to a Torbjorn and build some turrets! Even if the other team has more of those characters on their side, just because they’re building turrets like you doesn’t mean they won’t be able to defend the objective as well. Just remember that no one is ever forced to play any specific character based on whatever roles exist on the map.

 

Overwatch Has Sustained Itself for Over five Years

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Even though Blizzard Entertainment releases new content and patches every once in a while, Overwatch has been played by millions of people for over five years. That’s pretty impressive if you think about it.  Blizzard never “forced” any player to buy anything from them other than the game itself (which was free). This is only made possible by their regular updates and support of the game throughout all these years!

 

Is Overwatch Dying?

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Overwatch has been one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most successful titles since its release, tracking various statistics such as the number of players and the amount that have played on a monthly basis. They have also introduced new heroes every few months as well as seasonal events, which can be won by playing a certain amount of games each week in order to earn special items or sprays for your account. You’ll never get bored with this game if you put time into it!