Introduction to Overwatch

Overwatch is a First Person Shooter with similarities to a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. In the main game mode there are two opposing teams of six players who have a wide variety of heroes to choose from within three categories. As it is mainly an objective based FPS game, there is also a variety of lengths for the matches. 

 

What is Overwatch? 

Overwatch is a 6on6 FPS game where every player freely chooses a character from a pool of more than 30 choices to play during the game. Each character has unique abilities and they are separated into three categories: Damage, Tank and Support. The matches are played on different styles of maps that are divided into four categories:

  • Control - The teams fight over a capture point and for each second a team controls it they get 1% progress. The first team to 100% wins. 
  • Assault - The attacking team tries to control two points on the map, while the defending time tries to prevent it until the timer runs out. After the first capture the timer increases and both teams spawn points are moved.
  • Escort - The attacking team escorts a payload to a number of checkpoints on the map, while the defenders tries to prevent it before the timer runs out. The attackers win if they reach the last checkpoint. 
  • Hybrid - A mix between Assault and Escort. The game starts in the Assault mode and the attackers try to take over the capture point. After that the game resumes as an Escort map would. 

These objectives require team coordination and fighting as a team, mainly through using powerful spells and abilities in synergy. Overwatch still has a high individual skill ceiling and a player can bring home a victory solely through an amazing individual performance.

Which platforms is Overwatch available on?

Overwatch is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. It can however not be played cross-platform right now. Overwatch is one of few games in the esports sphere that is not purely tied to one platform, which makes it quite interesting and unique.

Can you bet on Overwatch?

Yes, most betting sites offer games from Overwatch and its esports scene, some more than others. Betting on Overwatch happens on games almost exclusively from the Overwatch League(OWL), which is a franchised league with teams all over the world. To learn more about which betting operators offer good odds on the game we recommend you to read our operator reviews under the betting section.

How do I learn more about Overwatch?

As Overwatch is still in the limelight of popularity it is worth a try. It has been around long enough already and there's still an avid community and esports scene which spans the globe. Any fan of FPS or MOBA style games will find something they like about it, and playing with friends is always a good time.

Whether you are interested in playing the game, watching it or taking the leap to betting on it - we got you covered with our guides that cover all of those topics! We truly recommend you to check this fast paced, actionpacked madness of a game! According to Blizzard Overwatch 2 is in the works, but the game will more than likely be very similar to the first iteration and it’s definitely not too late to join!

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