Overwatch: Battle of the Tanks

Overwatch offers players with 21 diverse characters, and four different roles to choose from. One of the interesting roles you can play is the “tank.” Tanks have high endurance and are effective front liners in team fights. In Overwatch, they specialize in protecting their allies and disrupting their enemies. Allow me to introduce them:

D.Va

D.Va

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D.Va was a pro gamer who now uses her skills to pilot a mechanized armored drone unit called MEKA. Her mech is a powerful tank equipped with Twin Fusion Cannons and has Boosters to launch itself.

ABILITIES

● Fusion Cannons

D.Va’s twin fusion rotating cannons can fire continuously without the need to reload.

 

● Light Gun

D.Va can continue to fight while outside of her mech using two mid-range blasters.

 

● Boosters

D.Va launches her mech into the air. She can turn and change directions, and can barrel through her enemies to knock them over.

 

● Defense Matrix

Defense matrix is a forward-facing shield.

 

● Self-Destruct

D.Va ejects from her mech, and sets its reactor to explode.

 

● Call Mech

D.Va can call down a new mech to the battlefield.

 

Reinhardt

Reinhardt

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Reinhardt lives by the knightly codes of valor, justice, and courage. He is a modern knight clad in a powered armor and equipped with his Rocket Hammer. He uses a massive energy barrier to defend his allies.

ABILITIES

● Rocket Hammer

Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer is a melee weapon that deals punishing damage.

 

● Barrier Field

Reinhardt projects a forward-facing energy barrier to protect himself and his allies.

 

● Charge

Reinhardt charges straight, pinning the first enemy in his path.

 

● Fire Strike

Reindhardt whips his Rocket Hammer and slings a flaming projectile that damage any enemies.

 

● EarthShatter

Reinhardt slams his Rocket Hammer to the ground, knocking down all enemies.

 

Roadhog

Roadhog

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Roadhog is a killer who earned a reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction. He uses his signature Chain Hook to pull his enemies and shred his enemies to pieces using his Scrap Gun.

ABILITIES

● Scrap Gun

Roadhog uses his scrap gun to fire short-range blasts of shrapnel. He can also use his scrap gun to launch a shrapnel ball that detonates.

 

● Take a Breather

Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a period of time.

 

● Chain Hook

Roadhog hurls his chain at a target and drags it closer to him.

 

● Whole Hog

Roadhog scrap gun cranks out a stream of shrapnel that knocks down enemies and deals damage.

 

Winston

Winston

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Winston is a genetically engineered gorilla. He brings his impressive inventions into the battlefield and use them to fight.

ABILITIES

● Tesla Cannon

Winston’s Tesla Cannon fires a short-range blast of electricity that damage enemies.

 

● Jump Pack

With the use of an energy pack, Winston can lunge himself through the air.

 

● Barrier Projector

Winston’s barrier projector that turns into a bubble-shaped field that protects him and his allies.

 

● Primal Rage

Upon activated, Winston embraces his animal nature which strengthens his melee attacks.

 

 

Zarya

Zarya

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Zarya is a former athlete and is one of the world’s strongest women. She wields a massive weapon called Particle Cannon which convert incoming damage into energy.

ABILITIES

● Particle Cannon

Zarya fires a short-range beam of destructive energy using the Particle Cannon. It can also lob an explosive charge that can strike several enemies.

 

● Particle Barrier

The Particle Cannon emits a personal barrier that shields Zarya from incoming attacks.

 

● Projected Barrier

Zarya surrounds an ally with an energy barrier that absorbs damage.

 

● Gravitation Surge

Zarya launches a gravity bomb that trap and draws in enemies, and deal damage.

 

Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter from Blizzard. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows gaming PC, XBox 360 and PlayStation 4.

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