Overwatch 2 – How to Win Flashpoint Maps?

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Overwatch 2 – How to Win Flashpoint Maps?

If you’re wondering how to win flashpoint maps in Overwatch 2, this article will provide you with the required information.

In case you didn’t notice, Overwatch 2 Season 6 had a big impact on the game. A lot of people think that this is the single biggest update after the arrival of the game almost one year ago. We have a new hero, loads of different cosmetic items, a new battle pass, and Overwatch 2 flashpoint. The latter is where both teams need to capture three control points in order to win the map.

Even though the flashpoint is not available in ranked games yet, this will happen very soon. Speaking of competitive play, you can check some of our ranking tips that will help you unlock the medal you’ve always wanted.

Learning how to win Flashpoint maps is very important in Overwatch 2 if you want to be better than your opponents. This game mode seems simple on paper, but it’s fast-paced, so people need to know what they’re doing. That’s why it’s time to learn more information about it. 

Do everything possible to win the first fight

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There’s no arguing that Flashpoint is a very interesting mode in Overwatch 2, and people like playing it. However, there is one problem with it – the meter ticks really fast, which means that every mistake can be fatal.

One of the first things to focus on in Overwatch 2 Season 6 if you want to know how to win flashpoint maps is to win the first fight. Since the point needs around a 1 minute to get to its full percentage, winning that first fight will almost always guarantee you victory. Sure, there will probably be another big fight, but considering you win the first one and have some ult charges ready, winning the second one should be easier.

As you can imagine, winning the first fight in a map is not that easy when playing with random people. You do not have control over the actions of others, but if you want to make sure you’ve done everything right, try not to be super aggressive. Be aware of your team’s presence and try to use them to your advantage and land the necessary kills.

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Focus on the right targets

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Another important tip regarding how to win Flashpoint maps in Overwatch 2 Season 6 is to focus on the right targets. This is more or less related to winning the first fight because if you don’t focus on the correct target, you won’t be able to do that.

Choosing which target to pay attention to is easy, assuming you have enough experience and know the hero you’re using. Some of the Overwatch 2 DPS heroes are much more effective against squishy targets, whereas others work well against tanks. Focusing on the wrong target will almost always mean you will lose the fight, which will result in losing the flashpoint.

Be really careful when moving from one point to another

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Whether you win or lose the first Flashpoint in Overwatch 2, you must move to the second one. This seems harmless, and it is, as long as you know what you’re doing.  Making mistakes while trying to move to the other flashpoint can cause you to lose it as well because the enemy team will do everything it can to kill you. Consequently, you need to know what you are doing versus the enemies.

There are many examples of things that could go wrong. For example, if you’re playing against a dive setup, rushing in too fast means you could die because the enemies will be on top of you in no time. On the other hand, roaming mindlessly against a poke combo could be fatal because Widowmaker and Hanzo can always land a lucky headshot, which will put your team at a disadvantage for the upcoming fight.

Dive characters are strong

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Overwatch 2 is a unique game for many reasons, one because it has different types of characters. Regarding how to win Flashpoint maps, our experience shows us that the Dive heroes are more successful than others.

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Heroes like Tracer, Winston, and so on have tons of mobility, and they can use this to their advantage on the Flashpoint maps. Although we only have 2 of them so far, we can clearly see that they are open and have loads of places to flank your opponents. This is good news for dive heroes because they can use it to get fast kills.

Know when to play aggressively

A lot of Overwatch 2 players think that playing aggressively all the time will help them win more games. This could be true up to a point, but since we’re on the topic of how to win Flashpoint maps, we have to say that there are certain moments where you definitely have to play aggressively. 

As mentioned, the Flashpoints are pretty open and tick way faster than usual. So, to make the most of it and win it as fast as possible, being aggressive and pushing in when the Flashpoint opens is definitely a good idea.

Of course, you need to be very careful when doing it and always consider your hero’s limits. For example, Genji can try to go deep, and he can use his dash to escape, but going in with Sojourn’s escape ability means you are all winning and won’t have anything to escape with. 

Rush Combos are strong

The last important thing we want to share regarding how to win Flashpoints is that the so-called “Rush” combos are really strong. Although you won’t find them on other maps in Overwatch 2 Season 6 that much, they’re great on Flashpoint because they can reach their target much faster. Once more, these combos usually have a lot of sustain, which means that they’re good at defending the point.

The tank has a vital role in this combo because he can determine the match's outcome. Some players like being too aggressive, but this could lead to problems, so always be aware of your team’s positions and play around them.

Overwatch 2 – How to Win Flashpoint Maps?
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Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.