Overwatch Free Open Beta – Choosing A Character
By Blizzard’s own mouth, for better or worse, Overwatch takes much inspiration from Team Fortress 2 and almost every shooter dating back to Quake. There will be a free, open beta to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers running from May 5th to May 9th. For those who have interest in downloading and trying it, it will be helpful to have some idea which of the 21 characters, you should choose. Embedded is a playlist with a brief video overview of each character. Rather than watching all 21 videos in sequence, I suggest you open the Playlist in a new tab and scroll to the character that appeals to you. Though I know almost nothing about any of them, I will be trying Symmetra (think Evolve’s Cabot Damage Amplifier that actually does damage on its own, with The Incredibles’ Violet Parr shield ability, AND sentries! LOL!), and Torbjörn (think TF2 Engie). Check this place for the class-ification of, and links to, each of the characters. Mercy is the main medic, though Symmetra is also in that group. For rED and Zos, I suggest at least trying Tracer, who somehow can actually turn back time. I still cannot get my head around that game mechanic. For those who like beefier characters, I suggest Roadhog or Junkrat.
And if none of that turns you on, remember, Rocket League is only 20 bucks, and owned by most of us already! Cornie and I are each working on uppin’ our respective games.