Everything you need to know about Overwatch 2’s Push Mode. It’s not that different from other modes, but it’s nowhere near the same either!
Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch 2, despite its buggy start, has received fair praise from all quarters. Yes, players are still adjusting to the 5v5 meta, to some overpowered tank roles and the new heroes - Kiriko and Junker Queen. Overwatch 2 also has a new game mode - the Push Mode.
Overwatch 2 is a shining beacon of diversity and inclusion. And the game has different modes that make it extremely fun to play and learn as a newbie. But at its core, the game is two teams of players (5 in Overwatch 2) fighting for control
What is the Push Mode in Overwatch 2?
Players still vie for control in Push Mode, but it's not a site. The two teams are challenging each other to take control of a robot that is somewhat at the center of the map.
The robot’s job is simple - push the payload. The only thing that changes is the direction.
The robot will push the payload towards the enemy spawn. If the robot pushes the enemy barricade to the very end, the controlling team wins. It sounds simple and technically it is that simple.
But battle is fought on multiple fronts. Unlike 2CP mode where teams would only fight near the site, the constant change in the robot (and payload’s) position means the players are always fighting at a new location.
- Robot pushes if your team has control of it
- If time runs out, the team with most distance wins
- If robot pushes payload to the end, it is an instant win for controlling team
Push mode maps in Overwatch 2:
- New Queen Street
We have also compiled a few tips and tricks for Overwatch 2 Push Mode. These tips will give you a general idea of what to focus on in your gameplay in the new mode. Whether you are a newbie or a player that comes from Overwatch 1, these tips will help guide you through the new game mode.
What are checkpoints in Push Mode?
There are a few checkpoints in Push mode map. The robot pauses for a few seconds at these checkpoints. The checkpoints also unlock forward spawn points for the controlling team.
Reaching checkpoints is crucial to reduce the time required to get back into the fights. It can give your team a numerical advantage and help you win teamfights.
Overwatch 2 had a rocky start, partly due to DDOS attacks and server issues. The game’s launch saw players complaining of missing Watchpoint packs leading to them not seeing their rewards in-game. With a large influx of players from Valorant and CS: GO, the initial impression for Overwatch 2 has not been smooth sailing. But the game is still here and Blizzard even sweetened the deal with extra rewards for players.