Who are the top 5 Overwatch heroes at each Competitive rank?- Full List - Dexerto
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Who are the top 5 Overwatch heroes at each Competitive rank?- Full List

Published: 1/Jul/2019 17:44 Updated: 1/Jul/2019 17:58

by Bill Cooney

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Every Overwatch player has their own favorite heroes to pick in Competitive, but certain heroes are always picked more by players at different competitive ranks.

Overwatch’s Competitive Season 17 began on June 30 so the statistics-tracking site Overbuff shared their list of the top five heroes from the last month that players picked at each rank.

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The data only draws from players who have signed up with the website, so it doesn’t cover every single Overwatch player out there, but it still gives us a good look at what a lot of people are playing.

Seeing more of one hero in a certain rank might not just be players imagination.

Torbjörn: the King of Bronze

The first thing that jumps out from the rankings is Orisa, who makes it into the top 5 at every rank, as a main tank able to provide her team with plenty of protection and shields.

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Good old Torbjörn, on the other hand, only makes one appearance but at the top of the Bronze list, probably from all those players just trying to make it to Silver by any means necessary.

Blizzard EntertainmentBronze players love their Torb.

On the other hand Roadhog and Ashe, heroes that ideally require at least a minimal amount of team coordination, don’t show up until you reach the at least the Platinum level.

Finally, Doomfist and his high-damage output in the right hands, appears to be the DPS of choice in Diamond, Master and Grandmaster.

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OverbuffDoomfist has a high pickrate in Overwatch’s upper ranks.

Big changes coming to Competitive soon?

At this point an upcoming role lock seems to be all but confirmed by Blizzard, who seem to be the only ones not talking about the huge changes potentially coming to ranked.

After Seoul Dynasty pro Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek retired from the Overwatch League, he confirmed the League was going to implement a 2-2-2 role lock starting in Stage 4 of the current season.

Whether or not the changes eventually make their way to general Competitive remain to be seen, but Overwatch has promised “big changes” coming this year for players, and a new ranked system certainly would be a massive one.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.