Gaining victory on Overwatch‘s new brawl gametype, Junkenstein’s Revenge, on Hard Mode is no easy task, but it is doable by playing smart and following these tips.
Overwatch‘s new seasonal event, Halloween Terror, has launched bringing new cosmetic items to the game, along with a new co-op Brawl mode called Junkenstein’s Revenge. Overwatch fans have only until November 1 to play Junkenstein’s Revenge and earn the new Halloween-themed items. So for those trying to conquer Junkenstein’s Revenge on its hardest mode before the event goes away, here are some solid tips for completing it.
These tips come from Stylosa with Unit Lost Gaming, an Overwatch-focused YouTube channel.
For those unfamiliar with Junkenstein’s Revenge, it is a co-op brawl mode where four players select from a limited roster of heroes to fight off waves of zombies and bosses. Bosses are other heroes, including Reaper, Roadhog, Mercy, and Junkrat.
Players are limited to choosing one of each hero between McCree, Ana, Soldier: 76, and Hanzo. In a style of gameplay akin to Call of Duty‘s Zombies or Gears of War‘s Horde modes, players will need to fend off waves of enemies while guarding a castle door.
Players should play Junkenstein’s Revenge on normal mode before trying to tackle it on hard to get a feel for the gametype, especially learning where and when enemies spawn. Hard mode can be quite difficult, but here are some tips that will help get you through to that Victory screen.
Combine Nano Boost and Deadeye to take out bosses
Ana’s ultimate is Nano Boost, which grants another player eight seconds of increased damage, speed, and resistance to enemies’ attacks. When a boss spawns in, Ana should use her ultimate on McCree so that he can use his ultimate, Deadeye. This will result in McCree taking out most of the adds plus dealing massive damage to the boss, which should allow the rest of the team to take out the boss for good rather quickly.
This is a vital strategy because the bosses need to be taken care of very quickly due to their high health pools in Hard Mode.
Put Soldier: 76 on add control
As soon as Ana and McCree use their ultimates and the boss goes down, Soldier: 76 should activate his ultimate, Tactical Visor, and take out all the new adds that spawn in. Outside of that specific phase of the fight, Soldier: 76 should always be focused on taking out adds, only putting damage on the boss once they are cleared out.
Anticipate and move to spawns
Mobs always spawn from the same areas of the map: left, center, and right. Learn the timing of the spawns and move as a team to clear them out early and efficiently. This will prove essential especially as the round progresses.
Clearing the Final Bosses
At the end of round, three bosses will spawn in: Mercy, Roadhog, and Junkrat. Mercy is priority number one to avoid her being able to heal, buff, and revive the other bosses. To do this means taking Roadhog out of the equation for a short time. Do that by putting Roadhog to sleep using Ana’s Sleep Dart, tThen focus fire on Mercy. Once Roadhog wakes up, take him down as a team before finally moving on to take out Junkrat.
Right before these bosses, players will have to deal with Reaper. Try as much as possible to save all ultimates if possible for the last trio of bosses, and take down Reaper as a team by focusing on burning him down as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Follow these tips and take in a good amount of gun skill and timing to come out on top in Junkenstein’s Revenge Hard Mode. Halloween Terror runs until November 1.
Overwatch is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Unit Lost – Great British Gaming