If you’re looking to step up your tank game in Overwatch, these three lesser-known tips will help you to get the most out of D.Va, Wrecking Ball, and Sigma, and wreak havoc on your opponents.
Playing the tank role in Overwatch is no easy feat, as you need to stay on the ball to ensure you’re leading your teammates and soaking up as much damage as you can – one wrong step can mean the difference between a victory and a defeat.
While some players might feel as though they’re masters at tanking already, if they don’t already know these underrated tricks, it might push their play even further than they first thought possible.
Wrecking Ball, D.Va, and Sigma tips
Infamous Overwatch Redditor ‘Owlero‘ shared the tips to the forum in the form of a video, which shows three tricks all tank mains should master in order to stay on top of their A game.
The first one sees the Korean hero use her Boosters to bop enemies out of the way – something that players have been doing since the dawn of time, and is nothing new.
What you may not know, however, is that if you melee right as you connect with the opponent at the end of your boost, it’ll knock them back even further. This could mean the difference between an environmental kill and a fight to the death.
An interesting trick for Sigma is to use his melee between Hypersphere shots as it increases his overall damage per second without affecting the rate of fire, meaning you can knock off more health in quicker time.
As for Wrecking Ball, it’s a well-known fact that his Grappling Claw is perfect for zipping around the map and bashing opponents out of the capture point or away from the payload, and his Piledriver is the best way to inflict some quick damage.
Combining these, though, when at the top of Hammond’s swing actually gives him a bit more height and distance, meaning he can reach places he might not have been able to otherwise. It could also be used to save his life when hanging on the edge of the map and faced with certain doom.
While these tips will probably be known to some of the more seasoned Overwatch players, tank mains looking to improve their skills would greatly benefit from learning them and adding them to their playstyles if they haven’t already.
There’s always room for improvement in the hero shooter, as even tiny tips like these can mean the difference between a loss and a win.