If you’re stuck at Bronze and can’t wait to move up to silver then play close to this guide. Bronze makes up the very bottom of the Overwatch totem pole comprised of people from 1 to 14.99 skill rating.
Anything goes down here. There’s really no such thing as a bronze meta, there are no team fights, there are no alt combos, there’s no rhyme or reason to anything that happens in bronze.
Basically, free of any strategy or teamwork for most of the time. You’ll find that is not the case as you rank up. Pay close attention to all the overwatch how to get out of bronze league tips.
Ignore Overwatch High-level Metas
You’ve had probably heard that Reinhardt is a must pick on payload but he doesn’t do any good if no support stands behind him.
Most likely you’ve heard Ana is overpowered right now but she won’t be able to do much if you can’t aim. and I know you’ve heard the Junkrat is an F tier hero that no one should ever run, but a good Junkrat can absolutely carry in bronze. I have seen it in multiple bronze games.
You should play what you want to play because every single hero is viable down here. If your teammates complain that the composition doesn’t fit them to support to tank to DPS meta, or say you’re going to lose because you don’t have a Lucio, you really don’t have to worry about it.
You can play whatever hero you want just as long as you’re comfortable with them. As long you know what you should be doing with them.
Never Stay Still in Overwatch
You have to move! You would be shocked at the number of people I saw standing still in bronze. Even when people would move and shoot at the same time, I would often see them run in straight lines.
That is a big no-no when you move in a straight line. You’re moving predictably and enemies will be able to hit you with ease.
If you’re standing still you’re just painting a big target and that won’t be forgiving even at bronze. When the enemy is shooting, they take time to line up their shot.
I’m always strafing dodging and moving unpredictably, it will make it hard for your enemies to hit especially when you know that they don’t have a fantastic aim. Practice strafing while shooting enemies, so you don’t have to turn around and face whichever direction you need to move in.
If you’re having trouble with it, I recommend going into the practice range. Pick a hero you play often and shooting at bots while strafing from side-to-side. This will make you harder to hit while improving your ability to deal damage to enemies.
Learn Everything About Your Overwatch Hero’s Ultimate
D.va’s ultimate in particular gets a ridiculous number of kills in bronze. Especially, if people aren’t looking directly at you when you use it. Using a D.va ultimate into a congested room is a virtually guaranteed multi-kill.
People won’t really recognize what the heck the big green ball of light. If it happens that they do recognize it, the chances are they don’t know how to avoid it. They’ll likely be killed by it anyway.
You should try reading the in-game information about ultimates. It can be found on the hero select screen right underneath the hero name in the top right corner. After you’ve read about the hero’s ultimate, try going into the practice range shooting some bots and then use the ultimate to get a feel for how it could be used.
Once you’ve realized what each old does and what the call-out, you should be much more prepared to avoid them in the future.
Damage Tracking is Important in Overwatch
There were more than a few times where I would be shooting someone from behind them and they just wouldn’t turn around. You should see a visual indicator of where damage is coming from.
It’s a little red bar in the middle of your screen. You should be paying close attention to these bars. It can save your life. Even more, if you’re playing support. You don’t want to be caught out as a support player and not know the location of the enemy.
This will also help you track enemy locations in your head. If you see a McCree heading for high ground and you’re not able to kill him, be aware that he’s still going to be moving in that direction. You make a mental note of possible enemy location so you can position yourself to avoid being killed.
Just Play More Overwatch Games
This probably the one that will get you the farthest, just play the game more. People down in bronze are typically below level 50, meaning they simply haven’t played the game very much.
They often don’t know who does what where they should go. What each hero’s job is and other basic stuff.
The more you play the game the better you’ll get. If you really want to rise out of bronze, it won’t be that hard if you’re playing the game a few times a week.
Always pay close attention to the things that happen in each game. Don’t sweat it too much if you’re new because we all had to start somewhere.
Heroes That Do Well In Bronze
These heroes are typically easy to play and can have a huge impact on the game.
The first one is the Reaper. Reaper is a very straightforward character without a very high skill ceiling. He can output so much damage at close range and with his shotguns.
They have enough spread to allow even those of us with a poor aim to actually hit things. Reaper can be a very strong pick and bronze. He has 50 more health than most of the other offense heroes.
He can heal when he gets kills and he has a temporary invulnerability that allows him to get out of sticky situations. Not only that but his ultimate can easily wipe entire teams if you use it at the right time. If you like playing a damage dealer, I’d recommend trying out Reaper.
As for tanks, I’d say you should try playing D.va. She got the most health of any hero in the game making her very hard to kill. She can block huge amounts of damage with her defense matrix.
At times, she can even use it to nullify certain ultimates. Also, she can use her boost to get out of fights that she won’t win allowing her to stay alive longer. To top it all off she has an ultimate that can often get multi-kills. At low ranks, if you’re more of a tank player then give D.va a shot.
For support players, I’d recommend giving Mercy a try. Mercy has the second highest heal rate in the game behind Ana. You don’t need to be able to aim to be good with her.
She can also boost the damage output of your teammates. She’s attached to which can help your damage dealers get kills faster. She can escape risky situations as long as there’s a teammate in sight. Her ultimate can win entire games provided you’re able to resurrect multiple teammates.
Players in bronze typically don’t know that you need to kill the Mercy. So as long as you stay nice and safe behind your tanks, you should be able to have a big impact on the game without putting yourself at too much risk.
Maintain High Ground in Overwatch
Learn how to stand on high ground and position far enough back where you won’t die. This really applies to the majority of supports and the majority of DPS in the game. When you’re in higher ranks, a lot of times you want to focus on making these big explosive plays.
Always trying to get the winning shot for your teammates. However, often a lot of times when you’re in these lower ranks, you don’t really honestly need to do that way too much. I’d say that consistency is far more important than pulling out big flashy plays. Especially learning how to take the high ground, take good positioning and staying far enough back where you aren’t going to die.
Consistent damage or consistent healing at a range that the enemies can’t deal with it way too much would do wonders for you. But not if you’re moving around miles backward. Like maybe a Widowmaker bind off chance hit you but otherwise, you’re going to be pretty safe.
Other than that, you’re going to be helping your team a lot and especially if you’re playing DPS. You’re going to be a lot more useful by giving up the melee range. Give it a try with a combination of what you might be normally doing. High ground by itself can win you a lot of games.
If you are someone like a soldier and start shooting down, it’s really hard for the majority of the enemy cast to beat you. Most people just can’t figure out how to take you out.
Avoid All Quick Melee Range Heroes
Avoid at all cost the melee range heroes. Strong melee heroes like Genji, Tracer, Doomfist. No doubt that these characters are amazing. They are very strong and they can win you a lot of games.
If you need to have a super good mechanics but the thing is if you’re in this rank, you probably won’t have the best mechanics. Most likely overall you’re going to do a little bit better playing heroes that are a further range. It is a little bit safer and you can do more consistent damage without mainly being as risky.
The main goal when you’re playing is to stay alive for as long as possible.If you’re just running up as a melee range character, your chance of death just simply increases. Unless you work very hard on your mechanics and actually staying alive then it could be an exception for you.
If you’re already doing great with a hero and you already know how to play him and you have been carrying yourself for a while, then keep going. You might rank up if you continue playing them.
Just keep going for that but if you’ve been playing these characters for a long time and you’ve been stuck exactly where you are maybe going to the practice range practice dodging hooks practice. You know just getting around melee range getting a lot of headshots practice. Shooting at their neck instead of their head. If that doesn’t work maybe try somebody else.
Healing Your Best Teammates While Killing Enemy Best Player
This strategy will not work in the high rank for the most part. It has proven to be very effective in most games. If you really think about it has some logic and sense to it. When you have to play support protect the best player and camping on the enemy’s best players.
Always pocket your best players. If you know that there’s a decent player on your team, maybe you played with somebody and they did okay or you see a player that’s doing a lot of damage and doing decently but maybe just dying a little bit too much on your team, you can go to them as mercy.
You can try someone and essentially just pocket them. I know that it’s not the best way to play but honestly keeping your best to keep your teammate alive. You can actually win quite a bit of game instead of half healing a ton of different people and letting them all die.
As far as the enemy team though, this strategy is more effective to camp on the enemy best player. I’m sure that a lot of you guys have seen this where the enemy seems to have a one really good player. Could be a Tracer, maybe it’s a soldier or maybe it’s even a tank like Zarya.
In this case, just pick somebody like Roadhog or the Reaper maybe even a Tracer. Just wait around corners. especially on defense. Wait for the enemy best player to come around and then try to kill him. Go for headshots since is the faster way to kill anyone in the game.
A lot of times you can actually just hide behind the enemy spawn or hide behind the enemies where somewhere that they just normally don’t walk. Wait for that one good player and then kill them. Then do it do again and again until they finally figure it out.
A lot of times your teammates have already pushed up quite a bit by then.You can just go back to whatever you were doing before. I will also say that this does give you the added benefit of tilting them a lot which can actually win you a lot of games. When you do tilt the enemy’s main best player is a huge deal to win the game.
You may encounter a problem like you can’t happen to figure out the best player buddy, but most of the times it is pretty obvious. If it does happen you figure that one player, you actually can win a decent amount of games. It is not very sportsmanship but sometimes you just got to do what you got to do.
Pharah is a must-play Heroe
Learn how to play Pharah and take the free wins honestly. I’m going to say right now even if you aren’t very great these characters, With Pharah, if you can just stay in the air deal a decent amount of splash damage to people. Just get through them you’re gonna be able to carry yourself through more games. If you think you could as well get better at the character while playing them more and more will help you get better in general.
If you’re in bronze, silver, and gold you really safe for the most part. The soldier can kill you but it’s actually quite hard for the soldier player to be able to do it most of the time.
Mercys aren’t a high enough level to actually take you out. Widowmakers you know you might find some smurfs but the average player probably can’t do that. Most Roadhogs probably won’t be able to hook you and after that, you don’t really have way too many people that can even counter you. You can essentially just fly right on this guy and blast people.Always make sure to protect your supports. Protect your mercy.
Now if you can’t find any friends or if nobody wants to play mercy or fair in your games you can also try playing soldier. I’m always going to say until he gets nerfed a little bit more because of one damage. Nerf doesn’t do way too much he’s a really good thing he’s just what I said earlier he’s far range.
He’s safe he works great with height advantage and does a ton of damage. Really isn’t way too hard to pick up if you been stuck going to certainly low take up one of those two things, in fact, you really can win yourself speed a lot of games.
The main idea is that be wise choosing your heroes. Study them well, know their strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to adjust with those heroes. Also, follow my tips like never stay still and always try to be on the high ground. If you follow most of those tips then, you’ll rank up in no time.
If you have any other tricks or tips that I missed then let me know in the comments below. More Tips and tricks articles here.