MapsIn Overwatch, heroes do battle in diverse locations around the world. From the technological marvel of Numbani to the manufacturing powerhouse of Volskaya, each map has a unique layout and specific win conditions that your team must meet in order to secure victory.
You can find out more at the link above! Overall, the goal when playing is to have fun and work as a team to lead on to victory! You level up and gain loot boxes, which unlock cosmetic perks for the heroes as you advance. You can play in competitive seasons once you reach level 25, and you can hop into a 6v6 match in quick play, or hop into a deathmatch, capture the flag, or many other fun game modes in the Arcade. You can also join other players and fight a team of AI controlled heroes if that suits your fancy more.ARENA
Each team strives to eliminate all opponents in 1v1 or 3v3 scenarios.
Attackers fight to capture a series of objectives; defenders hold them off until time runs out.
Attackers first capture a payload, then escort it to its destination; defenders attempt to hold them back.
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Two teams of six players compete to capture the enemy team’s flag while defending their own.
Two teams fight to hold a single objective at a time; the first team to win two rounds wins the match.
Players race to score more kills than their opponents in an 8-player free-for-all match.
Attackers escort a payload to a delivery point, while defenders strive to keep the payload from reaching its destination before time elapses.
Two teams race to score more kills than their opponents in a 4v4 match.
But, man, I really love Overwatch. It quickly became one of my favorite games when I bought it, and they are constantly adding new heroes and improving upon current ones. In fact, a new support hero, Moira, was just released recently after being announced at Blizzcon. She is a healer... kind of, but she also dishes out damage. As well, this game as a huge load of story and lore that I believe everyone can appreciate even if the game itself is not for them. From the heroes profiles, to comics and cinematic shorts, there is just a lot to unpack here! This post, posted shortly after the game's open beta ended, will give you a good starting point on the lore if that is what you're really here for! I seriously recommend everyone try this game or jump into the lore.