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Overwatch Guide: Torbjörn Info and Tips

Torbjörn is my favorite character in Overwatch right now. Find out how to rock those Play of the Game videos after every match!

The first time I saw the Overwatch trailer, I knew I'd have to give Torbjörn a shot. I always love playing pet classes, and Torbjörn is the closest you get in Overwatch. 

Thankfully, Torbjörn lived up to what I expected. He's a solid defense character, and his turret can rip enemies to shreds if placed correctly. He can also be used very effectively on offense, although you need to be more strategic with your playstyle and turret placement.

After a few hours of playing with this him, here's some advice on how to help you get featured on those Play of the Game videos after each match.

First, let's talk about his roles and abilities.

As a defense hero, Torbjörn is best utilized to defend a position. His turret, once upgraded, does a lot of damage and can take a few hits from most characters before going down. 

Torbjörn himself can do decent damage too, though. His rivet gun isn't something to scoff at, as it allows you to shoot downrange or pump shotgun blasts into an enemy in your face.

He carries around 2 weapons -- one to upgrade his turret (and melee if necessary), and his rivet gun. 

  • Scrap Collector (Passive): When characters die, they drop pieces of scrap. Torbjörn picks them up when he gets close, and the scrap is used for this abilities -- namely, his support ability.

  • Torbjörn's turret is what makes him unique- -- it's the reason why you play him. It doesn't do much damage at level 1, but a few swings of your hammer upgrades it to level 2, where it starts to get dangerous.

  •  Torbjörn uses some of the scrap he's collected to drop an armor pack for allies. He can also pick it up himself. 

  • Molten Core (Ultimate): Torbjörn basically goes crazy and causes his turret to do the same. His armor and attacks get a huge buff, and if he has a level 2 turret in place, it gets an additional 500 hit points and a massive attack upgrade as well. 

Torbjörn excels at defense, but that doesn't mean its the only role he can play. Used correctly, he's a great asset to almost any situation (assuming the rest of your team is balanced, of course.)

      ...well, most players can't, anyways. I hate you, Reaper. 

That's all I've got for my Overwatch Torbjörn tips. To wrap it up, I wanted to show you this video I found. I haven't been able to successfully do this yet, but hopefully one day I'll get a Reinhardt that cooperates!

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