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u/CarnationsPls · 8 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I meant what's the point of saying what you did but I'll run with the conversation for a minute and elaborate. This may be much longer than I intended and I'm going to go do something soon so bear with my rushed thoughts. I'll give you some advice. It's possibly contradictory to a lot of the advice you'll read various places, and it might not make sense but roll with it for a minute. It's also possible I won't talk about Overwatch specifically at all.

Honestly, Gold is no better. You're just putting it on a pedestal in some sort of "grass is greener on the other side" thing. You're going to get there and be like, "these guys kind of aim better but they have to be even bigger idiots". Then you're going to want Platinum where people might be fun and more cooperative; once you get there, you're going to realize that it's still awful.

Let me take a step backwards and leave Overwatch for a minute. This book kind of talks about it, but when you're trying to learn a game or sport that is played in a competitive atmosphere, it is absolutely impossible to stress how important the fundamentals are. Fundamentals absolutely, by far, the most critical thing to work on and improve upon. Gimmicks will only take you so far and ultimately will stunt your growth.

This is apparent in Chess. There are hundreds of openings to learn, various tricks, traps, and other gimmicks. The Soviet Union absolutely dominated the international Chess scene for decades. Their school of Chess or approach was heavily focused on learning endgames. If you can't play properly with just four or five pieces, what can you do? Fundamentals are that important.

In StarCraft 1, Koreans dominated the game, way more heavily than they seem to in Overwatch, way more heavily than they do in League of Legends, and way more heavily than in StarCraft 2. How did they do it? They don't rely on rush strategies, tricks, or other gimmicks. They're absolutely fundamentally, mechanically strong. They just win against worse players because they're better. The details are an afterthought. Fundamentals are that important.

I see you post in Basketball subreddits. When NBA teams, the greatest Basketball players in the world practice, they're not playing real games. They're mostly doing drills and working on fundamentals, exercises, drills and very likely reviewing how other teams played recent games. Fundamentals are that important.

If you're trying to lose weight, it's actually really simple. Consume less calories than you burn. If you're at a caloric deficit, over time, you will lose weight. Don't look for trick diets, gimmicks that will allow you to still eat like a pig, etc. 70% of weightloss takes place in the kitchen. Fundamentals are that important.

Now, actually cutting back to Overwatch for a moment:

Why on Earth would it be any different? It isn't. Play better and you'll climb. Play worse and you'll fall. It's that simple. Yes, there are gimmicks, there are tricks. Find people to coordinate with and queue together. Avoid certain hours of the day when players are better on average (More applicable at higher SRs). For a few days, maybe a hundred games, you'll climb. Then you'll get stuck. You'll come back to reddit and you'll look for the next gimmick. Don't do that.

What to do instead:

The first thing you need to do is stop worrying about SR. Your SR absolutely does not mean anything. Nobody cares if you're 1500, 1750, 2000 or even 3000. It really doesn't matter. SR is a currency you spend to play against better players, and also a currency worse players spend to play against you. You know how sometimes you put money in a vending machine and the snack gets stuck? That's getting a leaver or someone throwing on your team. Shit happens. Don't let it ruin your day.

The next thing you need to do is stop giving a shit about your teammates. Don't worry about them. Climbing a ladder is never about individual games but rather consistency against a field of players across numerous games. The only thing consistent for you across numerous games is you. That's all you need to worry about. Anything else is a distraction.

The third thing you need to do is break Overwatch down to its fundamentals. Examples would be things like aim, ult usage, situational awareness, positioning, ult tracking. The heroes you play do not matter. The team comps you play them in do not matter. Work on those. People you're playing with and against have no understanding of the basic fundamentals of Overwatch. You have no understanding of the basic fundamentals of Overwatch. Work on those. As you start to get better at them, you'll climb.

You know the saying practice makes perfect? Absolutely 100% not true. Perfect practice makes perfect. There's something called deliberate practice and it's the fastest way to get better. Focus on one or two things at a time and just worry about practicing those. Get better at that and move on to something else. That's kind of where a lot of these tips and advice tidbits come from. Pick a small set of heroes, work on the fundamental skills such as aim and positioning, and you'll get better.

In summary (here's some very specific overwatch advice):

Pick three "simple" heroes. Do not play Hanzo/Windowmaker because they're complicated and somewhat different from the other characters. Do not play Tracer or Genji, they're mechanically challenging and and honestly, you simply can't play them well. Sombra is an edge case but I'd say don't play her. Don't play these five characters, ever.

Tanks: Pick one or two of Reinhardt, Winston Orisa(?). D.Va would be also fine.

DPS: Pick one or two of Soldier, McCree, Reaper.

Healers: Pick one or two of Mercy, Zenyatta, if you're really special, pick Ana. I'm completely unfamiliar with Moira, I can't comment on her.

You now have 3-6 heroes that are fairly "simple". Start playing them and focus on the fundamentals. Focus on the basics of Overwatch. Don't be toxic in chat. When you're higher SR you can start considering things like team comps etc and start working on more complicated heroes. The Windowmakers, the Tracers, the Junkrats etc.

I can almost guarantee you'll both be far more consistent and quite possibly pushing diamond by the end of this season or next season, depending on how much you're able to play. No tricky gimmicks, no fad diets, no shortcuts. Just strong fundamentals and you'll improve faster and peak higher than almost anyone else you come across in your competitive games.

Hope that helps.

u/LukeTheGeek · 16 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

D.Va and Wrecking Ball are good picks to start out with. You already understand their kits and how to play them, so you'll only have to focus on adjusting to mouse and keyboard. And they aren't the most aim-intensive heroes, so that's nice.

Do you have a good mouse? If you're still using some crappy wireless mouse, please do yourself a favor and get a wired gaming mouse such as the Logitech G203 Prodigy. It's not expensive, will be more accurate, and will give you a lot more options to adjust sensitivity in its software. Also, get a mousepad at least this big. It's worth it.

Once you have a good mouse, you need to turn off acceleration and change your mouse settings to ensure you'll have the most consistent performance. Go to control center>mouse>pointer options. Copy what mine look like in this image. Make sure "enhance pointer precision" is unchecked and your speed ticks are at the right position. You might think this feels weird to navigate with, but you'll get used to it. Your mouse is now reading your movement based on the distance you move your hand instead of speeding up/slowing down your pointer relative to how fast you move your hand. This makes for more accurate tracking in the long run. And before you nerds start attacking me, YES, I am aware that this step is not necessary for Overwatch, because Overwatch already uses raw mouse input. But trust me, turning off acceleration for your entire computer will help you develop proper muscle memory even outside OW. It's worth it if you plan on PC gaming at all. Most games don't use raw input by default.

Now go into your gaming mouse software and adjust the DPI until you feel more in-control of your movements. I recommend 1000 DPI for navigating around your desktop. This will likely feel sluggish if you're new to PC. You can go higher if you want, but keep in mind that most skilled players use a base DPI lower than 1000, especially for the more aim-intensive heroes (but you can adjust OW separately, as you'll see in a second). The slower it feels, the more space you have to work with when aiming, which results in more precise movements. If your DPI is too high, your crosshair will be flailing around like crazy because even the smallest movement will throw off your aim.

Now go into the settings in Overwatch and adjust your mouse sensitivity there. This is entirely separate from your gaming mouse software, so think of this as a compounding effect on how sensitive your mouse is. You can look up all kinds of combinations online. Usually they'll tell you the number in Overwatch and the DPI for the actual mouse. So 4 in-game, 800 dpi for example. Or they may use eDPI, or "effective DPI" (3,200 in this case). This gives a number that combines both values through multiplication. Here's a simple calculator for that. Also take a look at this page for more info on this stuff. At this point you should be all set as far as your mouse goes. Feel free to mess around with it. Tanks usually use a higher eDPI because they aren't sniping or snapping onto targets as much. Just go with what feels right. You can always change things later.

As far as keyboard setups, you can keep it essentially the same as default if you want. Remember to bind a key to "interact." I use 'F.' A lot of people change around their ult button or ability buttons for different heroes. Changing ult from 'Q' to 'shift' or 'ctrl' for example will allow you to simultaneously ult while moving left (because it frees up your ring finger), which is helpful for Tracer pulse bomb sticks. I personally bind melee to my side mouse buttons so I can do it anytime, and I have crouch set for 'V' so I can spam crouch with my thumb while moving left and right. This is a helpful tactic to dodge enemy shots and is much better than jumping. Put your emote, spray, and voice line buttons in spots where you will not hit them accidentally. The last thing you want is to emote mid-fight when you meant to press 'E.' Remember you can use certain keys to bring up different menus mid-game, such as 'P' to see your team and change voice channels. You can also bind keys to save highlights of your play manually mid-battle, or to save the POTG while it's being shown at the end of the match. If you plan on using the replay system (extremely helpful, I think), remember to bind those controls too.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

u/octopi-soup · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Hi there! I know you mentioned you had a standing mic, so a microphone isn't a must for you, but I've had my Hyper X Clouds for about 6 months and I've really, really enjoyed them.

The mic is detachable so if you don't need it, you don't have to use it. The sounds are very distinguishable, (footsteps, both light and heavy) and I can definitely hear the direction they're coming from. Another plus is that they are indeed very comfortable and light like advertised. I wear glasses, and they don't press into my ears like other headsets.

From a less 'gamer headset' standpoint, I would recommend Bose. Either something like this or this (since you said you'd like to spend $100 or less)

I've had a pair (the one in the first link) of Bose headphones for about 5 years and they've been wonderful. They're comfy, and have good sound. I used them to game with in between the time my Turtle Beaches broke and I was pleased with them.

I hope this helps some! Please feel free to ask me any questions :)

u/blacksuit · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Overall people overthink these products. If you look at what pro gamers use, the answer is almost always whatever their sponsor provides. Ultimately peripherals aren't that different and you will get used to whatever have.

Mice are subjective. Some prefer a larger, palm-filling mouse like a deathadder or a g403, but plenty of people with large hands use smaller mice as well, like the logitech g-pro. Personally, I use a g303 with claw grip. As long as you have appropriate side buttons and an optical sensor you're fine. I suggest going to a store that has mice on display and seeing what feels right in your hand. You should be able to find something suitable for $30-40, perhaps less.

For mouse pad get a very large generic pad from Amazon for ~$10. I like the ~3 ft wide mouse mat style that goes all the way under the keyboard. I got the Corsair one at Best Buy on sale for $15.

On headset you should consider getting a decent set of headphones and using a separate mic. They make mics that clip on, like this. The mic just needs to be functional, unless you really care about other people's sound quality. Headphones are one area where you might want to get something a little nicer, since comfort and sound quality are noticeable. I have the Philips SHP9500s, at ~$50 street price, which sound great and are very comfortable.

u/Fallenswarm · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

This is very difficult to do as most people didnt place in bronze and climb to grandmaster. I sit around masters as a DPS main and never placed an account I was half way trying on lower than plat but I have seen gameplay from below that so please forgive me if I am too harsh.

  1. Bronze:
    -Hardware. Make sure you have a headset (So you can her people walking up). Clean mousepad. A mouse instead of a trackpad. Can hold at least 60FPS on low graphics. A monitor rather than a TV.
  2. Silver:
    -Positioning. Watch streamers in diamond (not grandmaster) They'll have good positioning that will help you climb. Master and GM change up positioning a bit further that are more difficult to replicate and less advantageous for someone below masters. Diamond positioning is optimal.
  3. Gold:
    -Grouping Up: You are at your most effective when you are with the team. Let the tanks engage and then rush in. You will thrive in the chaos. Don't trickle in.
  4. Plat:
    -At this point you're good enough at the game your accuracy falls into this a great deal. Try an run around 4000 eDPI (Give or take a thousand) Larger mousepad would be advised. This for example. Arm aiming for tracking and wrist for flick shots. You'll play very poorly at first but after a week or two you'll be better than you were.
  5. Diamond:
    -Hardware: 144hz Monitor. Hold at least 144FPS+ while on low.
    -Settings: Play full screen. Not Borderless Windowed. Turn off VSync. Turn on Reduce Buffering.
    -Solo, Duo: Duo is the way to go to climb if you can play consistently. If you and your friend are unable to play together consistently I advise just solo queuing. Solo is no where near as fun but necessary to climb. You just have to put in the time.
  6. Masters:
    -I'll let you know when I find out.
u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Headphones I've used the past 10 years.

  • ATH-AD700 - Discontinued now, but cheap used, open back, under $50, one of the biggest soundstage, but lacks bass
  • ATH-AD700X - updated revision of the ad700, under $100 on sale, tiny bit better bass. The stock pad made my ears sore since it touches the driver. I replaced it with memoryfoam BrainWavz pad, and they feel much better. Puts less pressure on my eyeglasses too.
  • ATH-M50X - My go-to music headphone, but I use it for travel gaming too since they fold up nicely and closeback for noise isolation.
  • ATH-AD900X - Better version of AD700X
  • Philips Fidelio X2 - About $200 on sale, a little bit less soundstage than AD700X, but much better bass. If you can splurge, I highly recommend this. They are balanced type headphones. Basically replaced the the M50X for music listening and AD700X/AD900X for gaming. It feels really nice, pad fits much better than the AD700X. I forget I am actually wearing headphones. If this is too expensive, SHP9500, is a cheaper alternative at 1/3 the cost.
  • All of the headphones listed above are low impedance meaning you don't need an amp to get good sound output.
  • Most gaming specific headphones aren't that good for the price. You're paying mostly for the marketing. Get any decent audiophile headphone and it will be much better.


    Virtual surround sound I've used

  • Xonar U3 - Got this to replace my broken mobo sound, but found out it does virtual surround sound. Basically simulates 5.1/7.1 sound on a 2 channel headphone. Used it for many years gaming. Sounds awesome with good headphone that has big soundstage. Nice to hear directional audio to know here footsteps are at in games. Also acts like an amp with boost mode for high impedance headphones.
  • Razer Surround Sound - free, but the worst virtual surround sound I've heard. Things sound muffled.
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi - Upgraded to this, it has better virtual surround sound technology.


    Hate wired headphone?

  • How to convert wired phones into wireless gaming one



  • ModMic - Used this for many many years, but got tired of wires dangling around
  • Blue Yeti - Audio quality is so much better than the modmic, but it is big. Use a mic stand or arm.
u/DustyTurboTurtle · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Sorry I just noticed that the Dell you linked actually has a pretty bad harddrive, is recommend this one instead, but it's a few bucks extra

Also if you really wanna stay on the cheap side, this is the best I could find in just a few minutes of searching, but this laptop had 1 tiny fan vs the 2 giant fans in the Dell (And more cooling/fans = better performance)

I highly recommend the Dell though as it has all better parts + wayyy better cooling so it's miles better for only $150 extra

u/bn25168 · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I upgraded many months ago to a Logitech G403 (wired version):

Its got a "top of the line" (according to Logitech) sensor, up to 1000hz polling rate and customizable DPI up to some ridiculously high number. Other than the specs, the size and shape of the mouse is perfect for my large hands.

Basically the way i went about choosing a mouse was I looked at what the pros use and chose the one I liked the best. Seagull uses the Logitech G Pro. So i went with the G403. Its the same exact specs as the G Pro, just with a larger and non ambidextrous design.

Why did I decide to spend more money on an expensive mouse? Smooth tracking/aim and no pixel skipping. IMO the difference between a fancy top of the line mouse and a basic shit tier mouse is night and day.

I also recommend buying a super big mousepad to go with a new mouse. I use 1600 dpi and 2.77 in game sens. My aim is super silky smooth and precise. Here's a link to my 18 x 16 inch mousepad that i love:

As for keyboard i have an older Razer Black Widow Ultimate that I've used for many years. So i recommend a solid mechanical keyboard. However if you had to choose between upgrading your mouse or your keyboard, I think your mouse is a way more important upgrade since thats what you use to aim.

u/bustedtrojan926 · 0 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

So I went from a large Roccat Sense I bought at Best Buy to this Glorious PCMR from Amazon. Man is this thing HUGE but its great quality and I never worry about having enough space. If you can find the extra dinero, I'd save up for this one. It's great quality IMO as well.

u/Ba11erOnABudget · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Coming from 1450 hours in CS:GO, solid gear is a great investment.

You absolutely will not regret getting a Zowie mouse. I've used one for the last 500 hours of CS:GO (EC2-A) and it is great. The mouse is light, has solid profile key placement, perfect sensor and plug and play ready. It is the essence of a perfect FPS mouse. All the features you need, none of the stuff you don't. If/When this mouse dies I'm going back to get another. Something to note about Zowie, each of their mice use the exact same components (buttons, switches, sensors) the only difference is the shell.

A large mouse pad is also great. If you want something on a budget take a look at these. I recommend at a minimum, the XL Heavy. I myself have the Extended at work and the XXXL at home for gaming. The large surface allows for lowering your sens to get finer aiming capability (important for CS:GO Headshots, can do without it in OW)

For monitors, I have witnessed 144hz gaming and can confirm that nothing is smoother. If your PC can get 144FPS in OW then it isn't a bad investment. Look at this or this if you want quality well priced panels. When it was time for a new monitor I opted for 21:9 Ultrawide with 75hz refresh and have no regrets. The games I've played on this monitor are great experiences and I believe 21:9 panels are 100% the best you can buy. When 21:9 is available in 144hz and 1440p I'll buy day one. Until then I wait.

EDIT: a few people recommend steelseries mouse pads. I've had some and didn't care for them too much for the price they're at. The "generic" one I have and recommended are great for the price and have held up extremely well over the last 18+ months I've had them. MIONIX mice are also top quality and from what I remember, they actually come out of the same manufacturing plant that Zowie mice do. I didn't mention a keyboard b/c I believe there are better places you should put your money first (Mouse, Mouse Mat, Display, then a keyboard). If you want to get a mech kb, cooler master has some good entry options. I have their CM Storm Quickfire and it's been great. Keep the audio you have now, sound isn't as vital as it is in CS:GO but if they were to die out on you, look for some quality headphones that don't have a "gaming" label.

u/blazerthedragon · 23 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I'd suggest a pair of open-backed headphones since I've found that those headphones tend to have better soundstaging to help me pinpoint where people are.

I found closed headphones tend to have more "immersive" sound with more bass, but if you're looking for something for purely competitive performance I think an open-backed pair would do you well. There's some generalizing going on here, but in general I personally feel open-backed headphones are better for gaming.

Here's a couple suggestions around your price-point - disclaimer that I haven't actually owned any of these (except for the original AD700 which I can vouch for being great for gaming), and it's merely meant to serve as a starting point for cans to check out. Filter the reviews and find the ones where people mention the words "gaming" or "soundstage".

u/Eulers_ID · 4 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Zalman mic for 8 bucks on Amazon - Sounds good and uses a standard 3.5mm audio jack, so no drivers or BS. If it's not long enough you can get it with an extension cable or pick up a cheap one from Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, whatever. It clips onto your headphone cord or shirt or whatever, and if it doesn't hold tight enough you can just put a binder clip on it. It's a great way to not spend 100 bucks on a headset that sounds as good as $30 headphones. Now you can spend that money on something that sounds really great, or beer.

u/sidsixseven · 5 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I don't know if this is of interest to you, but I play on PC with Mouse + PS3 Move Navigation controller. There are a couple of ways to get the controller to work but the easiest is to simply buy the Mayflash PS3 to USB adapter.

The Move controller is one handed, so you hold it in your off hand that would normally be placed on the WASD keys. For me, it's mainly a comfort thing.

u/Chello02 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

For a headset, I opted for a "good" set of $12 earbuds and $8 mic. I just attach the mic to the earbud cord and it's great. The mic sounds good, and the earbuds are surprisingly nice compared to every other free set of headphones i've ever gotten with a phone purchase.

u/FlyingFox32 · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I've got the Qck+. It's pretty big, but just at your budget price I believe. The edges aren't sharp, my mouse glides on it perfectly, and it stays in its place on my desk, no sliding around. I highly recommend it. I've had it for a few months now and it hasn't frayed on the sides or worn down at all. The Qck+ is a great choice if you ask me. Link!

u/MachiavelliCF · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I've been around the block as far as aiming sensitivity goes. Started at maybe 1000(?unkown)/10 then moved to 800/6, and am now pretty comfortable down at 800/4.5. I'm sitting at 4200 right now and Pharah is once of my favorite characters, so I can understand your concerns about mobility.

Your sensitivity is definitely limiting to you right now, but dropping it to 400/8 is going to hurt you even more if you don't have the desk space to wave your arm around that much. I'd start with adjusting your sensitivity to the point where moving your mouse from one side of the mouse pad to the other will result in your character doing a single 360. Get used to that and adjust up or down accordingly. Don't just copy the pros though, that's a mistake many make. Find what is comfortable to you. Here's a video explaining a method that helped others I know find a good sensitivity.

Also, here's a very popular and inexpensive large mouse pad if you have the desk space for it. It will help accommodate your new sensitivity more.

u/AuthenticDanger · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I have been using Logitech G930 ($90 on Amazon, for the last year and they're really great. Being able to run to the kitchen or flip laundry between games and keep talking to my party is awesome. It has 3 buttons on the side that you can use for anything you want (I have 1 bound to in-game PPT, so I can talk when I'm away from the computer). Also, the ear cups are big and sit around your ears, so they aren't uncomfortable if you do long gaming sessions.

u/vaniaspeedy · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Way too high. I had a pro friend come over, he switched me cold turkey to 800 DPI and in game sens of 5.

Buy a large mouspad like the QcK+.

Also, it's CRUCIAL to disable mouse acceleration, otherwise you will never hit flicks reliably.

It took me 2-3 weeks, but now I can snipe for the first time in my life.

Good luck!

u/StackOfCups · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I use this one and it's fantastic, especially for the price. I have to move my keyboard way to the left to make room but with 2.35 sens and 1800 DPI I can do over 360 with the entire mousepad, so tracers and genjis are just an arm workout now, haha. It's fun.

u/shakajumbo · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

When PC players speak of their "superiority", they're only referring to mouse and keyboard being a superior interface than a controller. That's it. They have no more game sense than console players (of equal rank), but their mouse does provide an advantage over controller only players. I say mouse because a Nav controller and mouse, is absolutely as effective as a keyboard and mouse, if you're used to playing with controllers.

u/dood98998 · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

This one is good price/performance. If you are absolutely cash-strapped, go with this. Don't go any cheaper, at that point you might as well just ferret around a thrift shop (and it would likely be a waste anyway). I use this, but only recommend if you really care how you sound.

u/SgtBlumpkin · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

This is an awesome starting point as long as you have a big enough mousepad (my recommendation) and a decent wired mouse. I think it's important that early on your sensitivity is low enough that you are forced to pick up and set down the mouse so it becomes a natural motion. Beyond that, the best practice is just playing the game.

u/hab1b · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I will say you can get a nicer set up as far as headset goes is you ignore the "gaming" headsets.

CAD MH210W $50.00

Blue Snowball Mic $50

I have musicians buds who use these in home studios. More than enough for gaming.

IF that is still too much look at the Plantronics 202180 , ~$40

My personal favorite mousepad is the QCK+. $15

Rosewill RGB80 Keyboard is a solid mechanical keyboard for about $50 marked donw from $150 for whatever that is worth.

And I always recommend the Deathadder Chroma for about $60

EDIT: What are you running for gaming rig?

u/Olly0206 · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I have a 1060 also. I did a ton of research on 144hz monitors and there's a lot of conflicting information out there. What I summarized was that almost any of them are going to be good enough for this type of application (OW, general gaming). If you're building some military grade super computer and need very specific performance out of your monitor then spending 700+ for the "perfect" monitor is probably worth it.

I ended up getting It was at bestbuy at the time and on sale so I was content with that.

My only complaint was that it is a TN monitor and my 60hz that I was already using was an IPS. The IPS has better color than a TN and the TN generally feels darker and kind of feels like the colors bleed. I found this thread and it helped me with some color correction tweaks that made the colors much, much better. Damn near the same as my IPS monitor. I took it a step further since that 1060 includes a vibrance slider in the nvidia tool. That vibrance adjustment helped a metric ass ton in making the colors look better.

If you have the money it might be worth springing for a 144hz IPS monitor from the get go. But if not this could be a viable option for you. Or if you're not accustom to IPS monitors then you won't notice any real difference between color anyway so it likely won't bother you. You may still tweak with the default settings anyway. Especially for the game. Everything kind of felt dark and washed out with the default settings to me. But again, that's after comparing it to an IPS monitor.

u/tipadisdick · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

there are laptops around 500 which could run overwatch better than what you have now. something like this would probably run overwatch at at least 30 fps around medium/low settings and something like this would probably be closer to 60 on medium/lower settings even though it is a bit pricier.

u/Kaffei4Lunch · 0 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I bought a Zowie FK1 and I love it

This is the one I bought, can adjust poll rate and DPI, good feel to it.

u/Brocebo · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I haven't tried it in Overwatch yet (I'm still playing on PS4) but for other FPS games I use the PS3 nunchuck and rebind the keys since I much prefer an analog stick (even if it's actually digital input in this case) to WASD. Since you came from a console this might feel more comfortable for you too.

u/debeauds · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

To add to this, when you are buying a 144hz monitor that allows multiple inputs, only some may allow the full 144hz. My monitor, an AOC G2460PF, only supports 144hz through the display port, not HDMI. So that is another thing to watch out for. I do not know if all monitors are like this or if this AOC is unique.

u/c0ld-- · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Also, here are links to some of the other mice:

u/termhn · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Unless you have a very odd surface on your table, yes it is a huge hinderance. Invest in a nice large mouse pad, it doesn't even have to be that expensive.

u/cheif_Atwood · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Well, in general wireless mice aren't ideal for gaming, however some wireless mice are marketed as gaming mice; On those I can't comment. I would recommend getting a wired mouse with an optical sensor. I have a razer death adder chroma and it's not bad, however if I had the chance to go back I would probably get something from logitech; most likely this: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, FPS Mouse

But steeleseries has some good mice as well as redragon <---- I think that's the brand name 🤔 it'll show up if you search for it. I've had one of their mice and it performs well.

u/Gangsir · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I have this one, and it's been working great for me so far.

I've got a Nvidia 1050TI card instead of an AMD like yours, but it should work for you too.

u/theroarer · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

any headphones + vmoda boom pro = better than any of the gaming headsets on the market.

u/cheesegoat · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I use these - buy them and get a v-moda boompro to go with it. Thank me later.

u/kn33 · 7 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I bought this mic that works well for me:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

u/cfl2 · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Yes. It prevents sliding and hitching and other inconsistent responses from spot to spot.

Crappy pads are crappy, but the Steelseries QcK+ (or the QcK if you can't fit a big one) is cheap and quite good.

u/SchiferlED · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I've been using this for years now. Comfortable and convenient. Only problem I've had is occasional disconnect with the wireless, but it always fixes itself within a few seconds.

u/badgermilk77 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

I don't think G-Sync is that big of a deal, but I'm also not very savvy on it, so I'm probably not the best to ask. I have the 1070 as well, though, and this is the monitor I use:

I run some of the graphics settings at high, with a few at low, and 100% render. I have FPS capped at 180, and I don't dip below that very often. I've never had problems with tearing or anything.