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Tips are tidbits of advice that appear on loading screens and briefly when respawning. They can be turned off in the Game Options menu.

Loading ScreenEdit

  • Move unpredictably to make it more difficult for enemies to hit you.
  • A Quick Melee attack with [key] can finish off very low health enemies.
  • When low on health, disengage and use the health packs located around the map.
  • Enemies have a red outline around their character and a red nameplate above their head.
  • Look out for enemies trying to flank you from behind or above.
  • Group up and attack with your teammates. A coordinated attack succeeds more often.
  • Team composition matters! A well-rounded team increases your chance of winning.
  • The light blue chevrons visible in the world are location markers for your teammates.
  • When a teammate dies, the location of their corpse is marked by a skull icon visible in the world.
  • You hear sounds from your enemies more prominently than those of your allies.
  • Your current objective is always marked with a waypoint viewable in the world.
  • Press and hold F1 to learn more about your hero.
  • You can change your current hero in your spawn room at any time.
  • Offense heroes are flexible and mobile threats, capable of engaging enemies in any situation.
  • Defense heroes excel at neutralizing enemies within an area or objective.
  • Tank heroes excel at taking and holding map objectives, as well as disrupting the enemy team.
  • Support heroes protect and heal their teammates while also providing useful utility capabilities.
When entering Skirmish
  • There are no map objectives in a skirmish. Just have fun while we find a good game!
  • Skirmish allows you to try new heroes or explore the map while looking for a game.
  • You are still queued for a game while in a skirmish. Have fun!

AnaEdit

Playing as Ana
Killed by Ana
  • You can use Ana's own teammates as cover to prevent her from shooting you with her Biotic Rifle.

BastionEdit

Playing as Bastion
Killed by Bastion

D.VaEdit

Playing as D.Va
  • The Self-Destruct ultimate turns your mech into a walking bomb but, after ejecting, you can immediately summon a new one.
Killed by D.Va
  • Self-Destruct has a huge area of effect. Get to cover!

GenjiEdit

Playing as Genji
  • Genji's mobility allows him to attack from any angle, so make sure to watch your surroundings at all times.
Killed by Genji
  • When you see or hear Genji using Deflect, don't attack him or you will risk dying to your own attacks.

HanzoEdit

Playing as Hanzo
  • Dragonstrike pairs well abilities that restrict movement, such as Reinhardt's Earthshatter or Zarya's Graviton Surge.
Killed by Hanzo
  • If you must enter an area covered by Hanzo, try to move unpredictably.

JunkratEdit

Playing as Junkrat
  • Detonate a Concussion Mine at your feet to launch yourself into the air, reaching higher areas.
Killed by Junkrat
  • Try to keep a height advantage over Junkrat. He's much less effective if he has to aim up.
  • Damage a Steel Trap on the ground to safely destroy it.

LúcioEdit

Playing as Lúcio
Killed by Lúcio
  • As a support hero, Lúcio is always a high priority target.
  • Lúcio needs line of sight to his teammates for his abilities to work on them, so try to separate him from his team.

McCreeEdit

Playing as McCree
  • Although the Peacekeeper's alternate fire shoots wildly, it can still be effective at close range or against large targets, such as Reinhardt.
  • Stunning an enemy with a Flashbang makes it easy to aim for a critical shot to the head.
  • You can pull the trigger on Deadeye before its targeting reticles completely lock on, but the shots will not deal killing blows.
  • Enemy barriers can block the shots from Deadeye.
Killed by McCree
  • Keep moving when McCree's around, or you'll be an easy target for his Peacekeeper.

MeiEdit

Playing as Mei
Killed by Mei

MercyEdit

Playing as Mercy
  • When you're able to Resurrect, try to play more defensively. It's no use to you dead!
Killed by Mercy

PharahEdit

Playing as Pharah
  • Be careful when firing a rocket at point blank range, as it will damage you as well.
  • Don't pass up good opportunities to use Barrage while waiting for the "perfect" one.
  • Barrage can quickly destroy enemies who are close together, but it leaves you vulnerable to their return fire.
Killed by Pharah
  • Pharah's hovering can be slow and predictable, making her vulnerable to your own long-range attacks.

ReaperEdit

Playing as Reaper
  • Be careful when using Wraith Form, as you could find yourself in a situation with no way out.
Killed by Reaper
  • Reaper is most effective at very close range. Keep him at a distance.
  • When a Reaper is on the enemy team, watch for him to attack from above or behind you.
  • The best counters to a Reaper's Death Blossom are to stun or kill him.

ReinhardtEdit

Playing as Reinhardt
Killed by Reinhardt
  • Reinhardt's size makes him easier to hit.
  • Earthshatter, Charge, and Fire Strike all have significant cooldowns. Bait Reinhardt into using them, then move in for the kill.

RoadhogEdit

Playing as Roadhog
  • Ambush players from behind cover or from a flanking position so that they're less likely to notice you and dodge your Chain Hook.
Killed by Roadhog
  • Try to stay far away from Roadhog to avoid the huge damage from his Scrap Gun.
  • Always be on the move. Don't make it easy for Roadhog to grab you with his Chain Hook.

Soldier: 76Edit

Playing as Soldier: 76
  • Aim Helix Rockets at an opponent's feet rather than point plank, as the rockets' splash damage will make it more difficult for your opponent to avoid damage.
Killed by Soldier: 76
  • Because Helix Rockets have a long cooldown, you can be more aggressive after Soldier: 76 has used them.

SymmetraEdit

Playing as Symmetra
Killed by Symmetra
  • Area of effect attacks can destroy a nest of Sentry Turrets.

TorbjörnEdit

Playing as Torbjörn
Killed by Torbjörn
  • If Torbjörn's turret is blocking your path to the objective, look for another route.

TracerEdit

Playing as Tracer
  • If you Recall immediately after taking damage, you will regain your lost health (if you're not dead).
Killed by Tracer

WidowmakerEdit

Playing as Widowmaker
Killed by Widowmaker
  • Avoid open spaces and areas with long sight lines as you approach your objective.

WinstonEdit

Playing as Winston
  • You can use directional movement for limited air control while using Jump Pack.
Killed by Winston

ZaryaEdit

Playing as Zarya
Killed by Zarya
  • Try to avoid damaging Zarya's barriers, but don't let them stop you from finishing off a low health target.

ZenyattaEdit

Playing as Zenyatta
  • Always keep your Orb of Harmony on a teammate, even if everyone is at full health.
  • Keep your enemies at a healthy distance. You have no easy means of escaping if they reach you.
  • Symmetra's shields and Torbjörn's armor packs can help mitigate Zenyatta's biggest weakness: his lack of health.
Killed by Zenyatta
  • Killing Zenyatta removes his Orb of Discord and Orb of Harmony from their targets.

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