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Wholesome video shows the way Overwatch is meant to be played

by Bill Cooney

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A wholesome video gaining popularity on Reddit shows some fantastic teamwork, and is a great reminder to us all that Overwatch is meant to be a team-based game.

Despite what those instalock Widowmakers and Genjis will tell you, teamwork is obviously an important part of Overwatch - it’s why there are six players on each team in regular games instead of having the whole thing be one big FFA.

A new video on Reddit from user Drunken Queen that shows some great examples of teamwork in Overwatch is gaining popularity, probably because the game is a lot more fun with a little help.

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Blizzard Entertainment
Ana has saved a few lives with her sleep dart over the years.


The World could always use more heroes

The video is similar to your typical frag video, but instead of some “sweet” Hanzo shots, it features Overwatch teammates helping and saving each other.

There are plenty of great examples of players “peeling” for their supports, which is basically supporting your support players when they’re in trouble.

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Blizzard
It's probably a good idea to help Mercy out, sometimes.

It’s pretty impressive how a well-timed Zarya bubble can completely save a teammate and even turn around a teamfight in the process.

But, one user noted cheekily in the comments that it took Drunken Queen 2100 levels to put together 2 minutes of teammates being helpful, which probably has a bit of truth to it.

Even though some DPS players prefer to go off on their own and not be bothered by trifling thing like teammates, just from the video it’s obvious how far a little coordination with the rest of the team can go.

Hopefully Overwatch players who watch this video will realize how crucial it is to keep the rest of your team alive and lend a helping hand - your supports will thank you.


Overwatch Summer Games starting soon?

Speaking of supports, everyone’s favorite or least favorite support-based minigame - Lucioball - will be returning for this year’s Summer Games, which according to Jeff Kaplan, will start earlier than previous years this Summer.

Kaplan talked about the 2019 Overwatch Summer Games and Overwatch’s upcoming Hero 31 in the July 11 Developers Update, but he didn’t say exactly when the event would begin.

Lucioball will be back for Summer Games, whether you like it or not.

As for Hero 31, Kaplan did confirm that the upcoming hero would be a “he” during the update, but didn’t get any more specific than that.