5 Reasons Why Zenyatta is the Best Character in Overwatch Right Now

18 October, 2016 (21:24) | Uncategorized | By: jason

Overwatch is a first-person shooting game by Blizzard and it has been around for nearly 3 months now.

Since then, Blizzard has been releasing balancing updates as well as updates that feature new content, such as the new character Ana and the inclusion of a summer games inspired theme.

Because of its plethora of bug fixes and improvements, some characters have got awesome revamps while some are balanced in a way that doesn’t overpower other characters.

One such character that got a pretty good buff over recent updates is Zenyatta. Now, Zenyatta is actually a support character and I think that he should be the character in Overwatch right now.

Today, I am going to talk about the 5 reasons why I think Zenyatta should be the best character in the game.

1. He’s a Healer. Since Zenyatta is a support character, he has the ability to heal his teammates by flinging healing balls at them. The thing about Zenyatta’s heal is that you can only fling one Harmony Orb (the orb that heals) at one hero at a time. The beauty of this despite the one-hero policy is that you just fling the harmony orb at them and you can do other stuff (like killing the enemy). Once the character is fully healed, the Harmony orb will be returned to you so that you can use it on another teammate.

2. Discord Orb. Probably one of his biggest utilities and one that makes him a threat to whatever enemy he comes across with. For those of you who do not know, the Discord orb increases your damage taken. Once you have it, you better hide from enemy fire or it will only take the enemy a few shots to get rid of you. And oh, Zenyatta deals a lot of damage as well. So, if your character gets the discord orb from a Zenyatta, then make sure to hide.

3. Inspirational Quotes. Since Zenyatta is a robot monk, he usually spews out some inspirational quotes. Not only will this inspire his teammates but it will also inspire you in real-life.

4. Transcendence. Zenyatta’s ult, Transcendence, received a huge change. Before, his move speed stayed the same which made him weak in team battle compositions. Now, whenever Zenyatta uses his ult, his move speed is increased so that he can shield his allies and also heal them as well. If you do not know what Transcendence does, Zenyatta will appear in a Zen-like state, healing and shielding enemies making them invulnerable for a couple of seconds. His ultimate ability can change the tide of battle when used correctly.

5. He’s Just an Overall Good Character. Zenyatta is currently the best hero to use in team compositions. His ultimate ability is one of the most OP abilities in the game; his discord orb increases damage taken by enemies, and he can also deal a pretty good amount of damage himself.

If you’re playing Overwatch, I highly encourage you to try Zenyatta out. He may be unorthodox (flinging balls for heals and damage) but he can be a reliable asset to the team.

These are the 5 reasons why I think Zenyatta should be the best character in Overwatch right now.

Overwatch is an FPS game that is available on the PC, Xbox One, and the Playstation 4.