5 Tips to Gain SR Fast in Overwatch
This is a real quick video with 5 solid tips to gaining SR quickly in Overwatch. Enjoy the tips and the very (un)clean Hanzo gameplay in the background
Hello there and welcome to the video. This is 5 easy and fast ways to gain SR in Overwatch In the background there will be some random gameplay I recorded on my main Hanzo platinum account. This list will be in order of easiest to hardest so the first one will be the quickest way for you to gain SR.
First off you're going to want to make a game plan. Now its not really possible to learn every hero right away, so I would recommend to start with 4 heroes and what that would be is that you would pick your main role (DPS, Healer, Or Tank) and then you would pick 2 heroes within that role that fulfill different needs. So that might be, if you’re picking DPS as your main role, you might play Pharah and soldier as your new mains one is a hitscan and one is a projectile if you're picking a healer you might pick Zenyatta and then pair that with a mercy one is an off healer and one is a main healer. And the same thing goes for tanks. You may want to pick Reinhardt and D.va as your two main heroes one is an off tank and one is a main tank. Now the next thing you want to do is pick a hero for your two off roles. If you’ve decided to pick DPS as your main role then you’re most likely going to want to pick a main tank and a main healer in your off roles as these are the most versatile. and that players that main either tank or heals are more likely to play off healers meaning that you will have a better team comp in general. Once you have decided your 4 main heroes you want to get really good at them before trying to learn anything new this will make sure that you have learned your heroes the quickest, become the best at them and you'll start gaining SR relative to other players.
Now to tip number 2 this one is an easy one: use your microphone if you’re playing competitive play. Communication is a skill all the same as mechanics are, as aiming is as game sense is and communication might be the most important skill. personally I was able to gain over 1000 SR, literally over a thousand SR by using my microphone. Now granted I realized that communication might be one of my best skills so you may not have the same experience but I can almost guarantee that if you start using your microphone after not using it you will improve and you will be playing a lot better and gain sr. Now one problem that people run in to when they start using their microphone is that they realize that other players might not so it might feel like you are talking into a vacuum. but you have to realize that you’re still having a positive impact on our team and increasing your chances at winning because even if they aren’t talking to you they may be listening to you and your calls and they may play better because of the things that you’re saying. If you’re not comfortable shot calling for your team and deciding the sort of direction that your team is going to go in a fight, its fine to just call out positions of heroes that your teammates may not see so if a tracer is flanking to the left side of the map just say "tracer is on the left" and maybe your support realizes that and doesn’t die to her.
Now my third tip is to watch more gameplay of players in the same role that you want to learnt o master so you can watch more YouTube videos watch twitch livestreams but try to focus on players or events where there’s a player that’s spectacular in the role that you want to learn and try to learn from what they do if you’re watching livestreams you can watch high ranked players and try to imitate what they are doing but if you have a favourite streamer who maybe not so good at the game you can till learn from what they do so long as you pay attention to the mistakes they are making and try to offer an idea in your head as to how to not make the same mistakes. To tie into my last point watching streamers who communicate really well with their team can give you an idea of what sort of things you should be using your microphone for in competitive play. For some final resources, looking for education streamers or the VOD reviews like the ones on this channel can be a really great way to really elevate your gameplay.
Now this next trick is to do aim practice. now aim practice can be really boring and tiresome, but its really important to do at the start of your day before you get into games. even if you aren’t necessarily playing a hero that requires great tracking or flicking, it can be a great way to warm up your mouse arm. I will link in the description a blog post I made that really goes into detail about how to practice your aim on both Widowmaker and Tracer but which also transfers onto other heroes. Now this tip is more important for DPS mains but its also important for other heroes who track or flick like Zenyatta or Zarya or D.va. Just by aim practicing every day for a couple of minutes before you start playing Overwatch you can really increase your aim over long courses of time and this will get you to increase your SR because you will be a better player and you will be able to kill more stuff.
This last point is probably most important for gaining SR at lower ranks and that’s to push your limits and then slowly restrict yourself until you are seeing the most success. So, what I mean exactly by this is to do crazy stuff that will get you eliminated like going super far into the enemy spawn and taking on 1v5 fights and losing these, until you realize what sort of fights you can takes. One of my greatest skills as a Winston and Genji player is staying alive on really low health because I practice this exact strategy where I dive way too far in and I go out of position and I die because of it but slowly over time I have realized which exact fights I can take which positions are too far for me and its made me a player who can get away with stuff and at lower ranks I can really carry by distracting everybody. This skill is also really intensive because every couple hundred SR that you gain, You will have to reassess your strategy for this. Certain players at different SR Ratings will punish you more or less so every once in a while you will have to reassess your strategy and maybe you can actually go more aggressive than you have been in the past. By constantly practicing and readjusting this skill, you will know your exact survivability and you will know how far you can push yourself and push the enemy team. Its important to note that all your different heroes you have selected will have different survivability so you have to constantly be reassessing their unique survivability and at different SR ratings you will have to readjust your strategy for how you can play with each of your mains.
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