Here’s what each hero should totally do in the Overwatch Halloween Brawl

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I spent many an hour battling Zomnics this weekend in Overwatch’s special Halloween brawl, Junkenstein’s Revenge. Basically, I’m a veteran now, filled with all the hot tips and tricks one would need to best the mode on its hardest difficulty. Have you been struggling? Here’s my advice on what you should totally do with each hero*.

Hanzo

Everybody knows that the closer an archer is to an enemy, the more damage their arrow will do. With this in mind, as Hanzo, I’d suggest you run right up to the Zomnics, either on the bridge or along the rampart.

Once you’re around a metre or so away from one, spam left click. It’s common knowledge that three quick arrows are more effective than one fully drawn one. Oh, and don’t bother aiming for the head – your enemies are just robots after all (they don’t have brains, stupid), so there’s no bonus damage or anything for doing so.

Lastly, don’t forget to yell RYUU GA WAGA TEKI WO KURAU into team comms with each arrow you let loose, even if you’re not throwing down your ulti. Speaking of which, make sure you cast your dragon at any lone Zombadiers you don’t feel like running to.

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Soldier: 76

As Soldier: 76, you should do your best to stay put and pick off enemies with sporadic bursts from your rifle. Hey, why did that Ana put the Reaper to sleep? We’re trying to kill him, not promote nap time! If that ever happens, remember to wake him up immediately with a hail of eye-opening bullets.

You know what will teach that Ana a lesson for throwing a spanner into the works with her silly sleep dart? No biotic field. Save it for you, and only you, even if she yells “NEED HEALING” over and over again. You don’t need her anyway – you can sustain yourself.

With regards to your ulti, push Q whenever the hell you want, close your eyes, and hold left click. Prioritizing specific targets is for losers and rubes, and you don’t want to be known as either of those, do you?

Soldier 76

Ana

You know what always garners a hearty laugh? Throwing your biotic grenade at enemies, or you know, right over the wall. Even though she’s not as young as she used to be, Ana has quite the arm on her, and it’s always amazing to see her throw that projectile sky high to nobody in particular!

Who needs healing anyways? Nobody! Be sure to use your primary weapon for damage, and only damage. We don’t want the McCree getting more Zomnics kills than us now! Don’t you dare use your ulti on any ally either. We’ve got to keep the playing field nice and level in terms of score ok?

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When it comes to Ana’s sleep dart, well, it should not be used on elites (you don’t want to piss of Soldier: 76 remember), but rather, on Zomnics to slow their march to the castle doors. You’ll get yourself extra points if you use this ability on Junkensteins shock tires instead. Sure, that does literally nothing, but you’ll gain the respect of your team for being bad ass and trying to snooze that speeding hazard!

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McCree

McCree has literally the easiest role in this brawl. If you find yourself playing the gunslinger, just situate yourself at any of the Zomnic’s spawn points. As soon as they appear, spam all of your abilities and kill them before they do damage to you. If you die, it’s okay, just wait until you respawn and head off into hazardous territory again without so much as a second though. It’s up to Ana to keep you alive after all – jumping around and moving erratically will definitely get her attention.

When’s the best time to use deadeye you ask? Whenever you can! As soon as McCree’s ulti is ready, spam it out as soon as you can so that the cooldown is reset immediately.

Honestly, don’t even bother saving “IT’S HIGH NOON” for elites. Reaper does that silly wraith form thing which messes up the timing ALWAYS anyway. Even if he didn’t, that red reticule takes around an hour to settle on him and the other mini-bosses, thus making McCree’s ulti useless for anything other than mass Zomnic murdering. Seriously, ignore the protests of your allies and any sense of timing – push Q as often as you please.

McCree

And there you have it – easy tips to keep your castle walls safe and untouched in Junkenstein’s Revenge. With all of the above, you’ll complete that hard difficulty without even breaking a sweat. You’re welcome!

*Please don’t do any of these things like so many randoms I’ve played with have. Please. PLEASE.

Last Updated: October 17, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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