Breaking news: Cubelock deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)

Sections

Retribution Legendary tips, tricks and strategy advice - Overwatch

How to beat Overwatch Retribution on Legendary difficulty.

Picture of Ed Thorn

About Ed Thorn

Ed joined Metabomb in May 2017 and is responsible for the Overwatch and Destiny sections of the site.

This page contains Legendary tips and strategy advice for completing the Retribution event in Overwatch.

Overwatch’s latest Archives update added a brand new co-op mission that transported players to Venice and into the shoes of Blackwatch. As Moira, McCree, Reaper and Genji you’ll be battling through a wave of enemies and mini-bosses to escape capture. There are two versions of this Arcade challenge, one where you can play whatever heroes you want, and the other where you’re limited to the base four listed above.

It’s safe to say that the Normal difficulty isn’t particularly challenging, and we’d highly recommend playing it first time on this difficulty to get a feel for how Retribution plays. Legendary is a real step up and by far the hardest setting of them all. Even the most skilful players will struggle to keep up with the dialled up damage numbers and tougher enemy types.

The guide we’ve put together down below is aimed at completing Retribution on the Legendary difficulty setting, but this advice also applies to all other settings too.

We’ve based much of the info below on a video by Your Overwatch, and we definitely encourage you to go watch the whole thing as it’ll make the challenge much easier. Also consider subscribing to them as well, they’re constantly putting out decent Overwatch content!

For a complete overview of Overwatch's Archives event, make sure you check out our Retribution guide as well as our Archives Legendary skins pages!

Retribution Legendary: General Tips and Tricks

Here’s a whole host of strategy advice to help you complete this mission on Legendary difficulty.

  • Use cover wisely, you can’t afford to stand out in the open and tank damage. Instead, make sure you’re making the most of pillars and other objects to block incoming fire.
  • Stay together as you’ll be able to support each other when you’re in trouble. It also allows your healer to be more efficient when topping your health up.
  • Use Genji’s Deflect and McCree’s Flashbang to negate damage from enemies!
  • Reaper’s effectively the tank of the team. Wraithform is brilliant for drawing fire and surviving hairy encounters.
  • Save McCree’s Deadeye for moments when Enforcers are charging in on their boats or when enemies are grouped up on planes or bridges.
  • Clear additional enemies before taking on mini-bosses like the Assassin or Heavy Assault.
  • Think about extending the time you’re alive, rather than taking out enemies faster.
  • Against the Assassin, use Flashbang to stun her and focus damage once she’s been immobilised.
  • Avoid using your Ultimates on the Heavy Assault. Instead, kite him through corridors and buildings. Poke him down from range, use corners to heal up and continue to lay down a steady stream of damage from relative safety. Take your time and it’ll go down eventually.
  • Reaper can resurrect enemies in Wraithform so use this at the last minute to secure the revive if you're under fire.
  • In the final section, it’s all about sticking together and using the highground to effectively dodge enemy fire. Bait out mobility, poke enemies from afar and use your Wraithforms, leaps and dodges to get out. Avoid damage, keep your composure and slowly whittle enemies down.
  • Use your Ultimates to clear groups of enemies only.
  • Pull aggro from enemies if you’re the last man standing. Once the enemies are far enough away, go for the revive!
  • It goes without saying, hop on the plane as soon as it arrives.

That’s the end of our Legendary tips page, but if you’ve got any strategy advice do let us know in the comments below!

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Artifact

Discover the very best information about Artifact:

A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Hero roster - Confirmed heroes for the Dota card game

A list of confirmed - and speculative - heroes that will launch with Artifact.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Screenshots and official artwork

Get a load of the gorgeous artwork coming with Valve's new card game.

A

Destiny 2

Discover the very best information about Destiny 2:

D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Warmind guide

Everything you need to know about Destiny 2's second expansion.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Where is Xur this week and what is he selling in his inventory? (16th March 2018)

Details of all four Exotic items for sale this week beginning 16th March.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Crimson Days guide

Everything you need to know about this year's Valentine's Day-themed event.

D
D

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 - Weekly Reset Time (13th February 2018 - PDT, EDT, GMT, CET)

A complete guide to the weekly reset time for Destiny 2.

D

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Discover the very best information about Fortnite: Battle Royale:

F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Clinger Grenade guide - Damage stats, tips and strategy advice

Everything we know so far about the Clinger Grenade coming to Fortnite.

F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Week 10 Challenges guide

Our comprehensive guide to completing all Week 10 Challenges in Fortnite.

F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Moisty Mire Treasure Map location

How to complete this week's Treasure Map challenge in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

F
H

Hearthstone

Shudderwock Shaman deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)

Our starter guide for playing the new archetype in The Witchwood.

H
H

Hearthstone

Thief Rogue deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)

Our early guide to playing Thief - or Burgle - Rogue in the Frozen Throne meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Hand Druid deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)

An advanced look at an archetype that's seeing some play in The Witchwood meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Combo Priest deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)

Our advanced guide to playing Combo Priest in the new Witchwood meta.

H

Off-Meta

Discover the very best information about Off-Meta:

Overwatch

Discover the very best information about Overwatch:

O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Rialto guide - Tips, tactics and strategy advice - Overwatch

Everything you need to know about Overwatch's latest map on the PTR.

O
O

Overwatch

Competitive 6 vs 6 Elimination guide - Overwatch

Tips and tricks to help you emerge victorious in this new competitive mode.

O
O

Overwatch

Retribution Legendary tips, tricks and strategy advice - Overwatch

How to beat Overwatch Retribution on Legendary difficulty.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Archives Legendary Skins (Retribution and Uprising)

All of the Legendary Skins available with the Archives event.

O

PUBG

Discover the very best information about PUBG:

P

PUBG

PUBG: How to drop items (PC, Xbox One)

How to drop items on the ground in PUBG.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Best Weapon Loadouts

Here's a breakdown of the best loadouts to equip in PUBG.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: How to create a custom match and server

How to get involved in custom matches.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Best NVIDIA settings guide

Get the best performance from your NVIDIA GPU.

P