Overwatch 2 brings us a new game mode called Push. This brand-new game mode is similar to Escort but with a twist. There are two payloads and one robot that pushes both. Teams fight over the robot that moves between the two payloads depending on which team controls it. If the robot can push your payload to the end, you win. If no payload reaches the end, the one nearest to the final checkpoint wins the match.
Last updated on October 12th, 2022 at 12:24 pm
Push Mode Tips and Best Heroes
Push mode is exclusive to the new Overwatch 2 maps:
- Circuit Royal
- New Queen Street
All of these maps have one thing in common, flanking. The maps are designed to facilitate flanking, so if you’re playing DPS, the best heroes are those who are good at flanking. Here’s a list of the best heroes for Push Mode:
- Soldier 76
Heroes that you should not be using:
How to Increase Win Rate
If you’re playing a tank, it is best to use a Tank with a shield and good mobility; that’s either Winston, Sigma, or Reinhardt. Having a Reinhardt, Winston, or Sigma is much better for your team composition. Orisa works well enough, but her stationary shield becomes less effective since you must keep moving back and forth with the robot and payload., Winston, as they allow you to push forward with your team.
On the other hand, if you’re a healer, having a Moira and Mercy on your team is the best for your team composition. But if you want to add another shield to the mix, Bridg isn’t a bad option; still, I recommend having Moira and Mercy on the squad.
Grouping up isn’t essential in Push because it takes only one person to move the payload as long as the robot pushes it. Moreover, there is a point in everyone staying on top of the payload because it doesn’t heal.
Your primary focus in Push mode is winning fights, so if your teammates are in the middle of a fight, don’t worry about the payload and only focus on the fight. After the fight, you can focus on moving the payload but what’s even more important is to be ready for the next fight. Set yourself up for the next fight and if the fight is happening away from the payload, having someone with good mobility move the payload isn’t a bad idea. Tracer and Winston are great picks for moving the payload while the rest of the squad focuses on the fight.
DPS and Support should focus on winning the fights while a Tank like Winston or Sigma can worry about the payload. It is also in your best interest to keep the fight away from the payload when it is in your possession to avoid being contested.
If you’re about to lose a fight, running away is not a good idea. Instead, try to kill one of the enemy team’s healers, especially the healer doing the most healing. If you can get out of the fight after killing the healer, great; if not, it is worth the sacrifice. Doing this sets your team up nicely for the next fight.
To learn more, check out our easter eggs and secrets guide.