About OverbuffThe World Needs More Heroes
Overbuff is a website dedicated to helping Overwatch players improve their game. You can track your progress on heroes, see what your friends have been playing, and keep tabs on pro players. Like all great gaming resources, Overbuff is built by people who absolutely love the game: Lawliepop and Camcorder .
How can I find my profile?
PC: The easiest way to get started is to sign in using the link in the upper-right corner of the website. This will take you to Battle.net where you can sign in using your Battle.net ID. You'll automatically be redirected back to your profile at Overbuff.
XBL and PSN: You can use the search box to find your Overwatch character. Please enter your XBL or PSN profile name exactly (case-sensitive).
How do you get my statistics?
Every time you sign out of Overwatch, your new stats will become available. Overbuff periodically updates your statistics in the background, or you can click the
icon on your profile to trigger a manual refresh. Your new statistics will appear instantly after a refresh, with rankings updated instantly as well.
Friends and Favorites
How can I find my friends?
Try searching for them by name, or asking them to sign in and link their profile. When searching for players, you sometimes may need to enter their exact Battle Tag. Battle Tags consist of a case-sensitive name followed by a pound sign and four or more digits, such as
How can I keep track of my friends once I've found their profile?
It's easy, just click the Favorite icon
on their profile, then visit your Favorites Page.
Can I easily find profiles I've recently visited?
Yes, that's on your Favorites Page page too!
What are Hero Rankings?
Overbuff maintains a real-time ranking of players on heroes, both for Quick Play and Competitive. The rankings are scored based on a number of factors including player skill, games played, win rate and hero specific statistics.
Why do I have a very high Hero Score on some heroes, and very low on others?
Your score will be low on heroes that you haven't spent much time playing. This is due to a high degree of uncertainty. Think about it this way: it's much easier to have 1 great game on a hero than 100, or better yet 1,000. The more you play, the higher confidence we have in your skill, and the higher your ranking potential will be.
How are rankings calculated?
Every time your statistics are updated, we'll re-calculate your ranking based on your Hero Score.
We calculate individual rankings for each unique combination of platform, game mode (Quick Play or Competitive) and Hero. You'll need to play at least 30 matches to get ranked on a Hero (10 in Competitive mode).
Are rankings regional or global?
Because players can play on multiple regions, we maintain a set of rankings for each platform (PC, XBL and PSN). Scores, rankings and percentiles are global, so you're stacked up against the best players from all over the world.
Understand your Statistics
What are percentiles? Why are so many stats measured by percentile?
Percentiles help us understand how you perform in each statistic by comparison to other players.
Let's say you have 14 eliminations per match on Soldier. Is that good or bad? Percentiles let us know. If you're in the 55th percentile then that means you're slightly better than the average player. 99th percentile means that you're exceptionally high in the stat.
For comparison's sake, if you have 10 eliminations per match on Mercy (which is well into the 99th percentile) you might be focusing too much on eliminations. In this case, you might want to put down the blaster (pew! pew! pew!) and start healing.
What are the vertical bar charts that look like bell curves?
These charts show normal distributions for a statistic. Don't panic, it's not that complicated, you'll understand them in no time.
You can use these charts to understand how common it is for a player to have a given value for a statistic.
Most of these charts look a lot like bell curves: most of the population is pretty average (the big bump in the middle), and there are some players who are outliers on each end. Other charts will have different shapes, such as being weighed heavily at one edge, or at both edges. You should use this knowledge to understand which stats each good players focus on for each hero.
Why is my overall record different than the sum of individual heroes?
Because Overwatch allows you to switch heroes mid-game (you have been doing that, right?) it is possible to register statistics for multiple heroes in a single game. This tends to be more likely to occur in longer games, or games where you spend a significant amount of time on two primary heroes. If you switch to a hero for a very short period of time, it may not count towards your win loss record on the hero. However, it should still count towards your total game time.
We hope that you enjoy using Overbuff, and we're always interested to hear what you think!