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Overwatch: Should you remain faithful to one hero?

While Overwatch is about choices, maybe you should try sticking to one character and get really good at it.

Force Strategy Gaming of YouTube recently posted a video detailing his recent thoughts on Overwatch. The emphasis was on character swapping in the middle of a game to adapt to various situations. His main point was a suggestion —maybe players should try sticking to just one hero.

This line of thinking is said to be contrary to how the game is meant to be played. When the going gets tough, swapping heroes to counter the opposing team's composition is encouraged. While it's suggested that this is how the game should be played, the learning process required for each character may requires time and dedication.

It's a bit like what Bruce Lee once said:

 I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

It's similar to having a main character in fighting games or MOBAs. You've become very proficient at that one character and thus can better tackle different situations with that particular set of tools.

Perhaps the compromise here is to be good at one offensive hero, one defensive hero, one tank, and one support. Of course, if the demand is too much maybe playing just one main hero and one support hero will suffice for now.

A big part of the fun in Overwatch is learning how to play each character and trying out different play styles. Perhaps you've done that in the past few weeks, and you need a bit of a change.

Maybe trying one character out for each succeeding week can help make your Overwatch experience better. 

Published Jun. 13th 2016
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    No. You shouldn't. The game's entire meta is about constantly switching to what your team needs. If one or two heroes really work for you, then great, but someone's gotta be Lucio or Mercy, and another person needs to either tank it up or go heavy defense.

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