Overwatch Livestream – Playing as Genji, Dva and Mei
After BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard Entertainment added these three heroes to the Overwatch roster. I played as Genji, Dva and Mei throughout the video (located at the bottom of this page). My video is about 3 hours long – 720HD available.
Shuriken: Genji is a bit difficult, but fun. His main attack is Shuriken — which has two variations. To throw three consecutive shurikens at a single target press the left-button, or spray three Shuriken in a cone-AOE with the right-button. He has 24 Shuriken, before reload is required.
Deflect (E): With a swipe of his sword, Genji reflects any oncoming projectile and rebounds it back towards the opponent.
Swift Strike (LShift): Personally, I set this to be at the RShift-button. I’m more an arrow keys player than the typical AWSD-key player. Swift Strike impulses Genji forward at fast speed and unleases his katana sword. Targets begin to bleed and take additional damage over time. If Genji eliminates a target with this ability, he can instantly use it again.
Dragonblade (Ultimate): Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.
Genji can also double jump by pressing the jump button twice. If you do this on a wall he can climb to a second floor. I was able to climb a bus to reach a second floor bridge, too. People really freaks out when Genji starts darting and jumping around out of view.
I enjoyed playing as Mei, freezing enemy players (short range), and also creating ice walls to block incoming damage. You can use the ice walls to reach second floors. Simply stand near the building, create a wall beneath your feet and Mei can walk at the top of the ice wall to reach the second floor or bridge. Ice Wall is pretty good in situations when you are trying to flee, or to block the entrance to a checkpoint as a strategy to delay the enemy if they are running out time to take the checkpoint.
Endothermic Blaster: Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
Cryo-Freeze: Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
Ice Wall: Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
Blizzard (Ultimate): Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.
I love to play as D.va. She is actually a tank. When the mech dies, D.va continues to fight in her human form, giving you an extra health break to finish your opponent or to flee to a safe place. Once your Ultimate is available, press Q to mount a new mech with full health. If the Ultimate is still available you can use Boosters to approach enemies clustered in a narrow area. Press Q to abandon the mech and it will explode, killing enemies within 30-40 yards of the mech. Love love D.va.
Fusion Cannons: D.Va’s mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.
Boosters: D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.
Defense Matrix: D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air.
Self-Destruct (Ultimate): D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.
Gameplay video: Genji, Mei and D.va