It might seem impossible to overcome the sheer brutality of teammates who are cruel. Fortunately, there’s a way around it, but it’s not pretty.
Players in Overwatch 2 don’t have the luxury of kicking their bot teammates, and also can’t find a replacement player in competitive. Fear not though, an OW2 gamer has figured out a method that’s definitely… something.
Their stunned opponent filmed the best Overwatch–The Blair Witch Project hybrid and the footage begs the question, “Why is one dude controlling all heroes?”
For those of you unfamiliar with MMOs, there’s a tactic called “multi-boxing.” This hive-mind-like strategy is basically one individual who’s figured out how to control five PCs at once. The tactic in MMOs is to fight “low-level mobs” to level up characters to sell them later. The fact it’s in an FPS title, though, is a whole new ballgame.
In this scenario, the user likely has control over all four of their teammates to try to de-rank as much as possible. The goal is to get them to the lowest rank possible, then similarly to MMOs, “sell them to people who want to smurf.”
While an uneducated gamer might believe the perpetrator is a mega-minded individual with the ultimate goal of winning, they’d be wildly incorrect.
It is possible that this could be done in the hope of achieving ultimate team cohesion. But as soon as that possibility arises, what happens if you “kill the main” hero? “The rest are lost,” claims one OW2 Redditor.
But after all the games OW2 players have experienced where a teammate drops the ball in a once-thought-unachievable fashion, we empathize with the possibility of someone saying “Fine, I’ll do it myself.”
Report anyone doing this in all seriousness. Unfortunately, you’ll have to report all five Overwatch accounts. Also, enjoy the win, you’ll likely never get one so free.