Cassidy is a favorite hero of many Overwatch players. His classic gunslinger vibe, cool assortment of skins, and fun playstyle make him welcoming to many fans. There are plenty of players who will take him into any matchup on any map. While that is perfectly fine, there will be situations when Cassidy is not in his element, and because of that, he will not be performing at his peak. In order to make the most of this hero, it is key to know what type of hero he is, and what scenarios to play him in. Is it better to bring him into a map with more protection so he can stay behind a wall while firing at the enemy? Or does he want wide open spaces so that he can fire off shots like crazy? While there are players who may know the answers to this, there are some that want to learn more about the hero and become the best they can be with him. So, in order to better understand what type of maps is best to take this hero, here are the top 3 maps in Overwatch for Cassidy.
What makes a map good for Cassidy?:
Cassidy is an interesting hero to play because he is very versatile and can be played decently on a fair amount of maps. Of course, he has his strong and weak points, but for the most part, he is a jack of all trades. He can easily ‘snipe’ opponents from a good distance if he is on a wide-open map, and can tangle with enemies in close quarters as well. However, for players who really want to shine on this hero, there are certain maps that can do that.
Cassidy excels in any map involving close combat more so than one with open spaces. These enclosed areas allow him to easily make the most of his Flashband ability. Once an opponent is stunned, he can easily take them out from there. He can also unload his Peacemaker on them if they try and get too close, making it a lethal mistake if an opponent tries to capture an objective. However, if the map happens to open up to a bit of a wider area, Cassidy can much more effectively use his Deadeye to take out a swath of opponents. Because both of these factors are what make him so good, ‘hybrid’ maps, ones with stages that have enclosed and open spaces, Cassidy can make the most of his kit and allow his team to push for a win.
Havana is an ideal map for Cassidy because its narrow streets allow him to easily use his Peacemaker to keep opponents off of the payload and lets him and his team push forward with no concern. There are also plenty of cheeky spots for him to hide in so if an opponent tries to flank them, a quick Flashbang will render them useless and easy for Cassidy to take out. As the map moves on, there are more wide-open spaces which give him the opportunity to use that Deadeye he has been itching to use, which will give his allies the chance to push for a victory.
Junkertown has similar attributes to Havana but is swapped around a bit. In the first stage of the map there are plenty of corners and doorways for Cassidy to hide in, be it offense or defense. This gives him the opportunity to catch opponents off guard and allow his team to push the payload further. Then, the map opens up, allowing him to use the stores up Deadeye points so he can take out all of his enemies at once. This gives his team the perfect chance to move to the second stage. In this stage, there are plenty of high points on the map that Cassidy can easily climb up to to get a good vantage point to either use Deadeye or snipe opponents with his Peacemaker.
Watchpoint: Gibraltar may not have as many open spaces as Junkertown, but it is certainly still a great map for heroes like Cassidy. At the start of the map, there aren’t too many places for enemies to hide, meaning Cassidy can mow them down easily so he and his team can capture the payload. As the map progresses, there are a series of narrow hallways that open up into slightly larger areas. In these hallways, Cassidy can control his opponents with the threat of using his Peacemaker or Flashbang, forcing them to give more ground to him and letting his allies push the payload further. There are also some high points on the map that are easy to reach, giving Cassidy the chance to keep enemies at bay by being sure enemies don’t have the same vantage points that he has, allowing his team to continue pushing the payload with no issues.
Overall, as long as players are having fun with the hero, it doesn’t matter what map they take Cassidy on. However, for those looking to get in practice with him and are trying to hone their gunslinger skills as much as possible, these maps are the best to bring him on, especially in a ranked or try-hard match.