An Overwatch player has created an interactive database explaining hero damage.
The interactive chart made by u/7x11x13is1001 is a phenomenal resource for players looking to understand the game in-depth.
Overwatch features heroes that deal damage in a variety of different ways. From the massive, precise impact of a Widowmaker headshot to the consistent drain of Winston’s Tesla Cannon, there’s a lot to learn about exactly how dangerous (or otherwise) every hero is in any given circumstance.
Not only that, but the calculations are further complicated by a variety of modifiers, both for mitigating damage or amplifying it.
The chart not only takes into account all of these factors, but allows you to apply them in different combinations.
Want to know how much damage each shot of McCree’s Peacemaker will do at 15 metres? What about if you’re being damage boosted by Mercy? And if the enemy has armor? You can even adjust for exactly where on the enemy body the shots are landing.
As well as the pure numbers, the interactive chart also offers a clear visualization of the various damage profiles. You can easily see the differences between heroes with sustained damage versus burst, for instance.
If you’re looking to improve on a particular hero, it can be incredible useful to figure out these nuances. If you know exactly how much damage you can land in a given time-frame it can help you make decisions about when and how to attack. It also pays to know which heroes are most heavily impacted by different damage reductions or boosts.
The interactive chart can be accessed here.