Overwatch YouTuber KarQ has produced a guide showing off a useful pre-set Ana grenade line-up for every map.
Ana’s Biotic Grenade is a unique and powerful ability, as not only does it deal a significant amount of area-of-effect damage, it also prevents affected players from being healed for a short time, giving Ana’s team a massive advantage.
Given that Biotic Grenade is also Ana’s means of burst healing multiple team-mates and also her only way of healing herself, however, it’s very important that she uses it to maximum effect, as having the ability on cooldown significantly reduces the options available to her.
Preset grenades are a powerful tactic for Ana players as it means not only do they have the opportunity of starting an engagement with a significant advantage, it’s also a fairly low-cost, high-reward play.
Due to the travel time of most preset grenade paths, assuming Ana’s team attacks as the grenade lands the ability’s cooldown should be almost reset. As a result, even if the initial grenade does nothing, she should be able to follow it up with either a secondary offensive grenade or a defensive grenade as necessary.
KarQ shows off one preset grenade spot for each map, focusing on hitting locations that are commonly populated by enemies where the grenade can have the biggest impact on a potential push.
Naturally, these grenade spots are mostly focused on the attacking perspective where applicable, as it’s the offensive side that typically has control over how and when an engagement takes place.
Practicing Ana grenade spots
As KarQ mentions at the start of the video, thanks to the Workshop and prolific creator u/DarkyPaky, players can now identify and perfect Ana grenade spots – along with a variety of other projectile abilities – with a purpose-built practice tool.
The Ana Nade Tool lets players see exactly where their grenades will land, making it much easier to identify the correct line-up without having to adjust by trial and error to find out what works.
Players wishing to try out the Ana Nade Tool can do so with share code QHQ8E.