Working as part of a team is forced upon Overwatch players, whether it’s with friends or randoms, and one member of the community has discovered one way of boosting the team’s win rate after crunching their own stats.
There are many different strategies you can choose to explore when loading into Blizzard’s multiplayer title, with different roles on offer among the character list. These include Tank, Damage, and Support.
Having a nice blend of those three is important, of course, although one player has revealed what may be the real difference maker, and it’s simple enough for teams to incorporate right away.
Looking for more wins in Overwatch? One player might have the answer.
Oddly enough, even with it being a team-based title, not everybody in Overwatch connects their microphone.
It’s something that can be particularly frustrating for those who have been linked up with random players and don’t really know what to expect from those around them. And one Reddit user, PLPeeters, has been trying to figure out how much of a difference it really makes to have people in direct communication while playing.
The user posted: “Voice chat makes one hell of a difference once three or more people are active.”
On top of that, they wrote: “People should always get in voice, even if they can’t talk or aren’t willing to talk for whatever reason (this makes me strongly believe team voice chat should be opt-out rather than opt-in).”
It’s unlikely that players would ever be forced into team voice chat by default in the future like the suggestion here, although after seeing the statistics presented in the post, it’s hard to make the case against teammates using comms to their advantage.
For example, in the comments of the post, PLPeeters states a stark contrast between those using voice and those not taking part in chat. Some of the key statistics from their findings can be found below.
In a later comment, the user revealed a binomial test on the data they collected revealed three players communicating achieved consistent results.
Having said all this, this post in no way suggests that there is a definite correlation, and the poster stated that in a disclaimer.
They said: “I’m well aware that correlation does not imply causation, but in a competitive team-based game, it seems pretty obvious to me that communication is key, and I think most of you will agree; these numbers just seem to confirm this even more. A bigger sample size would definitely be better, but I can only gather so much data alone.”
It is, however, certainly food for thought for those who are playing Overwatch regularly. You never know, playing with others that aren’t in voice chat might well be harming your win rate, and it might be worth sending those who do communicate a group invite if you do happen to win.
The Overwatch League season has wrapped up for 2020, but the off-season roster shuffles are only just beginning. Ahead of the 2021 season, be sure to keep your eyes right here on Dexerto as we cover all of the major OWL moves you need to know.
San Francisco walked away from the 2020 Overwatch League season as the league’s first two-time, back-to-back winners. While it was an interesting season, to say the least, the NA squad once again proved why they are the most dominant team in Overwatch history.
However, in 2021, that could all change. After all, the off-season is a wacky and wild time where players could land anywhere.
The Shock went back-to-back in OWL 2020, taking down Seoul Dynasty in the final 4-2.
We saw big movers and shakers in the likes of the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice in 2020, and what happens in 2021 is anyone’s guess.
Before we get stuck into the big moves, there’s a few key dates in the Overwatch League transfer period you need to be weary of.
Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)
Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.
October 14: London Spitfire announces the release of seven players: ALTHOUGH, Babel, Clestyn, Highly, Jihun, Krillin, and Schwi.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we must bid farewell to our players. We have offered free agency to most of our players to ensure that they can find a new team to thrive in with the least amount of resistance. #AcesHighpic.twitter.com/PqRIKHGAEn
Both players joined the Uprising amid a turbulent season & we're thankful for their adaptability, resilience & hard work along the way. We wish them success in 2021 & beyond! pic.twitter.com/4q3Z3mntxM
October 6: uNKOE retires from professional Overwatch to pursue Valorant.
I can finally announce that i'm LFT on VALORANT. I would like to join an EU team. I'm not ready yet for a twitlonger, will explain later what happened this season to me. And explain why i stop OW.https://t.co/KNm62mv3ym
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