What Exactly Is Overwatch?
Overwatch is a lot like another favorite online game called Team Fortress 2, and a lot of it is inspired by it honestly. Overwatch is an online versus game where players are pitted against each other. You choose between a multitude of characters, which are swappable at any point in the match. The difference in characters would be the abilities they have, damage, buffs, healing, movement speed, damage resistance, armor, health, etc. The game features three 6v6 game modes which include:
Assault: The attacking team is tasked with capturing two target points on the map, while the defending team must stop them.
Escort: The attacking team is tasked with escorting a payload to a certain delivery point before time runs out, while the defending team must stop them. The payload vehicle moves along a fixed track when any player on the attacking team is close to it. In some escort maps (referred to as hybrid), the attacking team has to capture the payload first before actually escorting it.
Control: Each team tries to capture and maintain a control point until their capture percentage reaches 100%. This game mode is played in a best-of-three format. Source
Can Your Potato Computer Handle It?
The beautiful thing about Overwatch is the fact that it's not incredibly taxing on your computer. The system requirements are manageable and if you haven't upgraded to at least that, then you are doing something wrong! If you just aren't a PC gamer or you computer just kind of sucks, then you could also just wait a while and get it on the PS4 or even the Xbox One.
OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 30 GB available hard drive space
Internet: Broadband internet connection
Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
What To Know Before Playing Online
Before even getting much further than installation you should probably learn about the popular heroes and what their abilities are. This will be imperative if you want to be able to fight efficiently against other players. Check out the heroes out here. After that, you obviously need to do the tutorial. Trust me I know tutorials are not the most fun thing in the world but you need to complete it. It explains everything you need to know not just to get your head shot off every five seconds. After that play bots for a bit to familiarize yourself with how the flow of combat feels. Experiment with the game modes until you know what you're doing, and then finally play online!
If you have a good enough computer and you keep the things I said above in mind when you are first starting out the game and you will be okay. This game does take time getting used too, and it's not very easy. Just keep on trudging along and you will get to being an unstoppable force to be reckoned with!