72 - Omnic Lab: Learning New Maps
In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game.
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Learning a New Map - Junkertown
Analyzing the general layout
Where is the open areas?
Where’s the alleys?
Where can safely weave cover?
Where are the flanking routes?
Where are the main objectives? Locations of the payload/point/etc.
Where are the “safe zones”?
Where are the health packs?
Where are the “choke points” forcing players through?
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