Overwatch: Zenyatta Guide and Tips
If you enjoy playing a Support role, but you find yourself getting frustrated by the typically low damage output in this category, we think there's a lot you'll enjoy about playing Zenyatta. While his primary purpose is to buff and debuff battlefield targets, this robotic healer is capable of dishing out a surprising amount of damage when he's caught out by the enemy.
The community continues to find ever-more imaginative ways to make a virtue out of Zenyatta's unique Abilities, but here are all the best tips we've found for this Hero so far.
- Prioritise tanks with Orb of Discord, and help your teammates push through the frontlines first. After this, you should all find it a lot easier to deal with the squishier opponents who are making up the rest of the team.
- Watch out for messages on your screen that indicate the availability of a new target for your Discord Orb. Also keep in mind that while a Discord target is marked on the map for you, the rest of your team do not gain this advantage. Either communicate this intel to them, or be ready to deal with the marked man yourself.
- Orb of Discord cannot be applied to a target if they have a shield blocking the path of the projectile. Neither can you put multiple Orbs of Discord on a single target if you have another Zenyatta on the team.
- Zenyatta has an extremely low health pool, and next to nothing in the way of mobility options. Stay well back at all times and keep the Support coming from the rear.
- As mentioned above, your volley of damage Orbs do less damage individually. Make sure you charge them up to the maximum level before letting rip into an enemy's face.
- Note that you only need a single unit of ammo left in your weapon to charge up a complete stack of five orbs for this volley shot.
- You can only have one Orb of Harmony and one Orb of Discord active at any one time, so choose your targets very carefully, and don't forget to move each Orb onto a new target when required to do so.
- Focus Orb of Harmony on your DPS teammates, or on your tank if they are about to go screaming into the thick of battle. Outside of combat they can typically keep themselves alive, but once a fracas starts they'll need your help.