GameplayOverwatch features squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively (such as healing or speed alterations), and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks and draw fire away from teammates. Players can switch between characters in-game following deaths or by returning to their home base, which is encouraged by the game's overall design.
Game modesOverwatch currently has four main game modes, including a hybrid of assault and escort:
Assault: The attacking team is tasked with capturing two target points on the map, whilethe defending team must stop them.
Escort: The attacking team is tasked with escorting a payload to a certain delivery point before time runs out, while the defending team must stop them. The payload vehicle moves along a fixed track when any player on the attacking team is close to it.Players gain expertise towards levels as they compete in matches; experience is gained not only on winning or losing, but on how many kills.
Control: Each team tries to capture and maintain a common control point until their capture percentage reaches 100%. This game mode is played in a best-of-three format.
Overwatch was set in the near-future Earth, years after the revolution of the global-scale "Omnic Crisis". This crisis put humanity under threat of the "Omnic" artificial intelligence.This led to the uprising of robots.To end this conflict, an international task force called "Overwatch" was formed by the United Nations to protect humanity, ending the Crisis. In the years after, Overwatch remained as a peacekeeping force, but after multiple incidents of criminal activity popped up around the globe, accusations of corruption
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