Middle-aged man plays Overwatch, part 4
So far, Lucio seems like the easiest hero to play. Lucio has ranged-based (30 virtual meters) healing power that’s always on, so even if you have absolutely no skill in hitting buttons or targeting, by merely being next to your team members and not dying, you are helping the cause.
The best way to avoid dying is to always be moving. Running around in circles, zig-zags, or whatever, makes it hard for anyone to pick you off, and any damage you pick up that doesn’t kill you is quickly healed up by your always-on healing power.
Occasionally there’s an enemy hero in front of you, and clicking the left mouse button here to fire your “sonic” gun will result in a kill. I’ve had a few successful games where I killed more enemy than I was killed myself.
”Mystery Heroes” game mode
I discovered this game mode in which you are randomly assigned a hero, and then randomly assigned a new hero after you inevitably die. This is the best way to learn all of the heroes. Even if you plan to “main” one or two heroes, you have to know what all of the other heroes do in order to be good at the game, because you need to know what your other team members are trying to do, and you need to know what to do when you see an enemy hero. For example, if you see an enemy Reinhardt, you don’t want to get close to that guy if you’re playing Lucio! But there are many wimpier heroes that you can take down as Lucio in a 1v1 duel if you get the drop on them, even if, like me, you suck at aiming your gun.