Overwatch 2’s Closed Beta is now underway, and if you’re currently playing, you’ve likely played Push, the new mode for Overwatch. We’re going to explain more about Push, as well as some tips and tricks to help you win!
Whether you’re a returning Overwatch player or a newcomer who finds the hero shooter enticing, welcome to Overwatch 2!
While Overwatch 2 shares many similarities to its predecessor, there are a few changes to get used to.
Many heroes have been changed or reworked completely, the switch from 6v6 to 5v5, and the new mode, Push.
We’re going to help you understand the new Push mode more, as well as some tips and tricks on beating the enemy team!
How to Play Push in Overwatch 2 Beta – Strategies to Win
While Push sounds like a different mode from those already in Overwatch 2, it plays very similarly to what you’d expect.
What is Push in Overwatch 2 Beta?
Push is a new mode that features a robot that can’t decide which team to be on. Each team has to get near the robot to make it push one of two barriers.
Each team has a barrier to push, and the further your team’s barrier gets, the closer you get to winning. However, if the enemy team gets the robot, the further you get means the further the robot needs to run back.
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It’s similar to Payload, except either team can push the “objective”. It’s a great mode as it requires a balance of offense and defense.
We’re going to cover some tips to help you win matches of Push in Overwatch 2’s Beta!
Push – Overwatch 2 Beta Tips & Tricks
Here are some helpful tips, tricks, and strategies to help you push that robot to victory in Overwatch 2:
- Like any other Overwatch mode, you’ll need to play as a team to win. Having the right composition to deal with the enemy team is absolutely necessary to win.
- If your robot is on the push, the enemy team is flanking and the enemies are close to wiping your team, try and stick near the robot as much as possible. Contending the enemies will keep the robot closer to your barrier.
- If the enemy team successfully pushes their barrier, the closer they are to winning, the further they have to push back if you take the robot. When they attempt to run the robot back to their barrier, keep contending as often as possible to halt their progress.
- Use the barrier as cover. It’s fairly big, blocks bullets, and you can use it to stay alive if your team dies.
- When defending the robot, split up. You’ll be able to communicate better with your team when the enemies are flanking you. Having every player on the robot is bad news if the enemy team has an advantage.
- Be mindful of your spawns. Each time your robot hits a new checkpoint, your team will get a closer spawn. Maintain that checkpoint to keep the advantage up.
Of course, you’re likely to fare better as a team if you know each other or can communicate easily. Playing with strangers can be fun, but one person can bring the team down.
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However, Overwatch 2’s Closed Beta is currently limiting players to casual matches anyway. The most important thing is to use this time to learn the new maps, how to play reworked heroes, and simply have fun.
If you haven’t been invited to the Overwatch 2 Closed Beta, you still have a chance! Overwatch 2 Beta invites will be dropping with the opening Overwatch League weekend.
If you’re having issues with the Overwatch 2 Beta not being found in Battle.net, there’s a new fix you can try!
Finally, check out some of our Overwatch 2 Hero Guides to bring yourself up to scratch: