11 - Omnic Lab: Offense & Pressure
In the Lab today we have TONS to chat about. We’re going to talk about the newest patch notes, balance changes, a big Blue Post from O Captain, My Captain Jeff Kaplan, and the main strategies for playing offense and putting on pressure!
What We’re Testing:
*Rob: finally found a main character! MERCY BOYZ. Testing: Mercy, Pharah, Torbjorn, & Junkrat on defense for damage boosts. Also testing: Mercy, DVa, Genji, Widowmaker/Soldier 76, Bastion/Pharah, Roadhog/Zarya (Comp we ran at the LAN)
*Andres: Testing out the new McCree changes & alternating to soldier 76...Practicing a lot of Genji!
News & Patch Notes:
*10 Million Players in Overwatch! (June 14) https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/742761244159942656
--McCree Fan the Hammer - 45 dmg (was 70)//0.3s (was 0.75s)
--Widowmaker Ultimate charge 10% longer to charge//scope animation must finish before rescoping//base damage - 12 (was 15) (MAX 120 - was 150)//headshot ratio increased to 2.5x (was 2.0x)
--Misc. Bug fixes:
*Cynical Nerds’ Max opinions on the Blue Post: https://youtu.be/sRTxcij0-Mw
*MEGA Blue Post by Kaplan: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745285677#post-12
Picking a balanced Offensive Team:
1. Area Control/Soakers
2. Frontline Damage
3. Main Support
4. Long Range Cover
The 4 Steps of Attack: Recon, Prep, Execute, Recoop
Scout Enemy heroes and positions. Take out out of place heroes and clear starting area. Send out flanker to scout and dispose of appropriate threats.
Build up ultimates. Define an attack route and position the team. Define key Target(s). Neutralize key defenses and look for an OPENING.
Once the call has been made move to be point as a team. Focus key targets quick. Commit! Move as a team, die as a team. Continuous pressure is key!
Regroup after wiping, resist the urge to go solo.
Reassess: what caused the wipe?
Team Composition. Team positioning. Sloppy execution. Poor teamwork. Simply Outplayed. Back to preparation!
Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons: Brian K and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: LA Instrumental,Toby H, &
Eric S (New Scientist Level Patron!)
*Also thanks to our iTunes reviews from: Totemlydrunk, Wickedella, HugeFan18, Tautsu, Jposty, PvP Necro, Maxx Hubris, Jbport, BaileyMatt6102, Dij4, & Goose792!
Links for the Week:
*Overwatch Myths Vol.4: https://youtu.be/FxdmvNEz7e0 (reaper teleport myth may have changed this patch)
*Getting Better at Overwatch Parody: https://youtu.be/A2oSItJ-hBg
*The Deep Japanese Culture behind Hanzo & Genji: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xth8OsQaDo
*Funny Kaplan Response to UI Request: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745255910?page=2#post-22
You can find the Omnic Lab on:
*Google Play Music: https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4y3phepidybxbkdmdvccdcr44m?t%3DOmnic_Lab:_A_Strategic_Overwatch_Podcast
*Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CNuwFR5G_ulAGBONM1DzYTvV-DteXRLpGMpDSpf2BqE/edit?usp=sharing