Tracer in Overwatch 2 still one of the most versatile DPS characters and a change from your usual strikers. While Tracer can still end damage counters, her greatest utility is in slamming, confusing, and distracting opponents. Just be sure to see her back. Tracer won’t last long in a head-to-head fight. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning on making this central hero your main.
Tracer is a DPS hero that prioritizes speed over fancy weapons. Her Pulse Pistol is the only damage skill she has, aside from her ultimate, which means she can take a little getting used to if you’re expecting something like a 76th Quick Warrior. However, Tracer’s speed is even more useful in Overwatch 2 than ever before, as flanking and fast maneuvering are more important, and digging deep with your tank is inevitable. past.
- Pulse Pistols: Launches rapid-fire explosions from two pistols
- Blink: The trace moves horizontally in the specified direction. Can be used three times in a row
- Recall: Bring Tracer back a few seconds earlier in time
- Pulse Bomb: Tracer throws a bomb that attaches to a character or surface and explodes after a few seconds
Now you see them
Tracer’s Blink ability makes her one of the fastest characters in the game. Unlike Genji, whose glide ability only works once before extending its cooldown, Tracer can use hers almost continuously, as Blink has three charges. It only takes three seconds to restore a charge, so you can rush in and out of danger before your enemies can react.
Blink gives itself a different type of DPS, which is better suited to opposing teams and picks out their more vulnerable characters, such as Ana or other nasty supports. It also keeps Tracer out of trouble. It’s rare that Tracer finds herself stuck and unable to get out, so don’t hesitate to adopt a slightly more adventurous style with her.
If I could turn back time
Tracer’s Recall ability also benefits aggressive and adventurous gameplay. Recall allows Tracer to go back to a point a few seconds ago, restoring her ammo in the process and returning her HP to the level at that point. This ability is very useful in a game, but it also makes your opponent guess.
Tracer is out of sight for a brief moment as she also uses Blink. Your target can anticipate your Wink dash, but if you interrupt the movement with Wink and retreat, only to turn around after they switch to or from a different angle, you’ll have a brief moment where you can surprise them again.
It is a trap!
Playing Pursuit as a harassing DPS has another benefit beyond closing in on vulnerable enemies. Tracer can distract enemy DPS or Tanks and, if you’re lucky, even antagonize them enough for them to break focus and chase her instead of pursuing her original target. . If they don’t, then Tracer can also keep running around and shooting at them.
However, be careful if you adopt this strategy and make good use of the Wink and Recall feature to keep Tracer out of harm’s way. She may be very fast, but she cannot hold her own in a battle. If you can get the enemies to chase you, lead them to another DPS or your team’s tank so they can get the job done. Also, team up with the party’s second DPS to beat your targets without leading them around.
- Tracer has low HP, which means she can be hit with a single shot easily. Avoid open spaces when playing with her shoulders
- Recalling also saved Tracer from falling off the stage
- Tracer’s pistols fire fast and have low ammo, so make sure to aim carefully to get the most out of each round.
- Tracer’s ultimate can also damage himself, so make sure to run after activating it
- Try luring enemies off ledges or into disadvantageous positions before using Callback to run away
If you want to test out other Overwatch 2 roles, check it out tank hero level list and support hero level list to see how they all fit together. Or find another damage-focused hero for yourself with DPS level list.
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