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OverWatch Game – How to Play Better

The key to climbing high in OverWatch game is to communicate well. There are players who do not communicate at all and concentrate on playing the game. But there are also people who communicate but not as effectively as it needs to be. Communication is an important factor and it takes a lot of practice to become a good communicator. Some Gaming sites have a separate coaching team to coach people before playing the game as it helps the novice players to learn a lot about jargons. This is especially useful when it is played as a team game.

  1. Familiarize with the terms and abbreviations of the Game

Competitive games like Overwatch needs rapid reactions. Thus, communication must be crisp and clear. Typing a long sentence not only takes up time but it also lessens the playing ability of the players. Thus, players need to learn important words, jargons, and terms with respect to that game so that they can condense what they want to communicate with others. Communicating in such a fashion will ensure that they connect with their teammates well.

Control Point (CP): CP is a word used to tell people in the team to pay attention to that point. While Control point and CP takes the same time to tell through the mic, CP is preferred by people who type.

Choke: Choke means that teamwork is very important. Chokes are created when the whole team is made to move before the opponent team funnels through.

Tagged: This means severely injured. Lit is another word used to convey the same meaning. This means that the person needs attention.

Shot: The HP bars that are left is known as Shot. As each bar is 25hp, it can be represented as 1 HP if the person is left with one bar and 50hp is there are 2 bars left. Though it is similar to the “Tagged” and “Lit” word, it is more specific.

Peek: Peek is conveyed to the team when any enemy peeks and get caught by you. This will allow the team to know about the enemy.

Pocket: When someone receives benefits from the support and does not give it to anyone for healing.

Directions: The directions used in the play are usually, Right, left, front, behind, bottom, top right, and top left. These directions are used when an enemy is caught off guard.

Though these are not the complete list of jargons, these are some of the common words used in the game and taught by the gaming sites. The more the players play, the better he learns. If something is not understood, it is better to ask during the game.

  1. Listen More

There are players who are more vocal and are ready to help other players. It is natural to be anxious about it. But the first thing is to join and the listen to what the team says. Sometimes, there might be multiple people who call for the shot. At that time, one can pitch in and ping after a call to tell them that you Understood them. If you think that some person is trying to rip apart the team, then you need to mute that person and let the other people in the team know about it. Though it is quite risky, there are high chances that people might join you in your decision.

  1. Know When to Stop

Any place that involves a team play will be a place where mistakes and arguments happen. Know when to realize your mistakes and when to back off. If someone in the team asks you to calm down, then it is a sign of miscommunication. When you try to argue and focus on this instead of playing, then you become ineffective in the game. At that time, back off, stay calm and ignore all the distractions.

  1. Responding to getting Ignored

If you are making calls to the team about some threats and they don’t respond to you, then you have to face it yourself. If you cannot do anything to get the team’s attention, it is better to detach and play solo. It is always better not to be aggressive as being a leader or caller requires people skills.

  1. Dealing with Language Barrier

It is always better to understand a foreigners’ playing style instead of bullying them. It is good manners to not bully them.

  1. Communicating your Plan

You can communicate to the team about the scenarios to win the game. They might pick the one they like.

  1. Know where you Fit in

Know your strength and help the team in winning the game by using your strength.

  1. Shot call

If you are not good at shot calls, do not make them. Shot calls require a lot of knowledge about the game. Also, only required information needs to be given to the team. You can always act as a facilitator.

Conclusion

Communication is a skill that is required for advancing in the game and to take the team to victory. That is why it is important for OW lover to take coaching in gaming sites that offer more professional advice to understand the skill that Overwatch requires.