13 - Omnic Lab: Solo Que Top 3
In the Lab today we cover our top 3 picks for solo que and some more news from blue posts! We have Xbox receiving Competitive, and we share our reasoning for the top solo que picks.
News & Patch Notes:
*Torbjorn Console Nerf: 30% Damage Reduction on Turret shots PS4 & Xbox One only
*Competitive Play: PC - June 28 || Consoles - July 4 - 8 http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745685202
*Competitive Summer Season: June 28 - August 18th (Abbreviated, starting sooner next summer)
*Competitive Fall Season: appx. Sept. 6th (two week break)
*In-Client Details: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20167051
*Basketball Cheers when you make it: https://oddshot.tv/shot/AnneMunition/UzoS7oxoS7pF8aD7WA1myBh5
*Xbox One Patchnotes: Widow, McCree Changes, Gamepad improved, new Legacy Gamepad feature, Competitive mode. http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745755041
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*The 3 Solo Q All-Star Heroes:--Zarya, Soldier 76 & Lucio--
*Considered the best in solo Q because in a pinch these heroes can fill (to a certain extent) every roll needed in a team.
*Sustain and Protection: Lucio: Team heal and ultimate shield, Zarya: Shields for self and the team, half of health self-heals, S76: Emergency heal in a pinch.
*Damage Pressure: Lucio: Bullet fodder (spam), with no damage fall off, Zarya: Great close and mid-range spam that can hit really hard, S76: most consistent damage at all ranges.
*High Mobility: Lucio: Wall ride and speed boost, Zarya: Rocket Jump., S76: Rocket Jump and Sprint.
*Powerful Ults: Versatile ultimates that can be used pro-actively or reactively.
Ability to Contest Objectives: The combination of their kit allows them to stand on objectives and provides incentives for allies to do the same.
We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five!
*Also thanks to our other iTunes review from ChristoferMario.
Helpful Links of the Week:
*Countering Popular Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dDUnNAp-A
*Map Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0t8zJw87E
*Hero Counters Cheat Sheet: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4qaduu/i_made_a_simplified_hero_counters_cheat_sheet/
*Playing King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Aujtekxc4
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