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Being a Hero and the Balance in Overwatch! – Redeem Codes for Your Xbox One and PS4
The true crème de la crème of Overwatch is in its gorgeous lore and tantalizing plethora of heroes. With all the marketing of Overwatch, it’s kind of hard to say that you don’t know Tracer or Widowmaker, two heroes with the most screentime. But the other characters in Overwatch are fantastically made as well, evoking a great sense of interest upon seeing them. A notable example would be D.Va, a robot mech controller that uses her mech as both a tank or an offensive powerhouse to decimate the opposing team. Another two would be the brothers made famous by the animated short, Dragons, Hanzo and Genji. Hanzo, the archer, acts like a heavy duty sniper that provides amazing covering fire for his allies, the ability to scale walls, and control the flow of combat overall. Genji, on the other hand, is a swift, close quarters combatant that can decimate nearly any other hero with a strike from his sword and a very awesome ability to reflect most incoming projectiles. And I do emphasize the word swift.
But let’s not get bogged down in only the offensive heroes. Tanks and support have a greater role in the concept of team-based shooters here in Overwatch. D.Va was already mentioned and counts as a tank, but a better example of a true blooded tank would be Reinhardt that has a limited melee attack but sports a massive and movable plasma shield that serves as mobile cover for his allies, not to mention also being obscenely tough on his own. Mercy, the most popular support character, can switch her weapon to either healing or damage boost, depending on the situation, and can resurrect allies within her vicinity with her ultimate skill.
Quite frankly, It’s been quite some time since I’ve encountered an arena game that have all characters balanced right off the bat. Remember that Overwatch is still in its launch week and folks still haven’t found any glaring defects concerning the balance between characters. While there are some heroes that seem to have stark advantages over others, like between Tracer and McCree, remember that all characters have their own roles and that a specific character might not be within the purview of your personal playstyle. Tracer is played more as an assassin and excels in subterfuge rather than direct and active conflict. McCree is a mid-ranged combatant that excels at eliminating opponents the fastest way possible. You can’t really play McCree like Tracer that zips all across the battlefield in the blink of an eye expecting to elude the enemy front liners without getting shot at. In the same way, you can’t really play Tracer like McCree where she can take on opponents head on. She’ll just end up getting one-shotted.
The variation of style and uniqueness in Overwatch’s heroes is amazingly well done. No matter who you are, whether you like shooters or not, almost every hero in the game’s roster will be appealing for you, especially moreso with them bursting at their seams with personality. The characters in Overwatch alone make it worth getting an Xbox redeem code, a PSN redeem code, or a PC redeem code.