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Battleborn vs. Overwatch vs. Paladins – The Hero Shooter Wars

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hero shooter wars

A search request on my site that keeps coming up is about Battleborn vs. Overwatch.  So because you are searching for it here you go. Battleborn and Overwatch are both Hero Shooters but both have a different take on this new genre. Even other games like Paladins, Gigantic, and  Paragon are joining this Hero Shooter Wars.  So we got a lot of games trying to be victorious in the same happy gaming space.

While they all feature a wide range of playable heroes that each have their own role based on their archetype/class. The games themselves play quite differently as the gameplay mechanics, controls, and rules are unique for each game. While Overwatch is more of a First Person Shooter, Paragon is more leaning towards the MOBA side with its gameplay mechanics.  While not fully committing to one side or the other these games try to blend genres to create a new type of game. These new types of games have been named Hero Shooters.

But which one is the best? Well, that is actually a question I can not answer because it all comes down to your personal taste. Currently, Overwatch and Paladins are doing really well, and Paragon and Gigantic are still in Beta. Battleborn isn’t doing that great at the moment, but I really like it and I know Gearbox is working to improve the game. The President of Gearbox Software even stated that there will be a trial version coming of Battleborn.  This would give a lot of players the chance to try out the game before dismissing it.

Hero shooter comparison chart

hero shooter comparison chart

While a Call of Duty would be a true First Person Shooter the next big thing that introduced classes really well and gave them an identity was Team Fortress 2. At the other end, we would have a League of Legends or a DoTa as the true MOBA games, but Smite gives you that more 3rd person view bringing it closer to this so-called hero shooter genre. As Overwatch is a fast-paced shooter-like game, Battleborn on the other hand is more towards the middle of the chart. As the time to kill is longer in that game this creates some battles that require some more effort in order to take someone out.  So Battleborn is less of a fast-paced shooter, not saying it is slow but it has a lot of depth to it.

With Overwatch you can switch characters every time you respawn this way you can counter the setup of the enemy team. With Battleborn you can’t change your hero in the middle of the battle, but over the course of the match, you are able to pick helix upgrades to adjust the play style and capabilities of your hero.  This way you can build out your skill tree to counter that healer or cloaked enemy player. So each hero has different capabilities that you can acquire or improve.

I could sum up a lot of other differences but some fellow content creators have made some excellent videos about this subject.

Battleborn Vs Overwatch by Datto

Battleborn vs. Overwatch - What The Differences Actually Are

Overwatch Vs Battleborn by TotalBiscuit

Battleborn vs. Overwatch For Dummies
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