MIT in Overwatch 2: Everything You Need to Know
The recently released game Overwatch 2 is a successor to Blizzard Entertainment’s original FPS game, but it brings a lot of new and exciting changes to the game. If you have played Overwatch 2, you might have stumbled upon a new column on the Scoreboard named ‘MIT.’ MIT is one such change in Overwatch 2.
What Is MIT in Overwatch 2?
MIT, meaning Damaged Mitigated, is a new statistic in Overwatch 2 that refers to how much damage a player should have taken but was blocked by activating a shield or an ability.
It is important to note that ‘Damage Blocked’ from the original Overwatch and ‘MIT’ are two different statistics. Damage Blocked demonstrated how much damage you had prevented just by activating shields. In contrast, MIT shows you the amount of damage you have avoided by employing shields and other mitigating abilities, like Orisa’s Fortify or Ana’s Nano Boost.
Importance of MIT in Overwatch 2
MIT can be very useful for understanding and tracking players’ performance while playing certain roles, especially Tank. Tank players are expected to have higher MIT scores than other roles, as their primary objective is to defend their teammates. Higher the MIT you have, the more damage you have blocked for your team. It helps to complete objectives and prevents the opponents from charging their Ultimate Abilities by dealing damage to your team.
Every point earned through damage mitigation counts toward MIT. However, it is not just restricted to the shield powers of heroes like Reinhardt and Zarya. As mentioned above, total MIT also factors in abilities like Ana’s Nano Boost, which enables users to take attacks with less damage.
How to increase MIT in Overwatch 2?
Eliminations, Assists, and Damage are usually the most emphasized statistics in Overwatch 2. However, you might need higher MIT scores to complete in-game challenges. You can increase their MIT score by playing any support Heroes who can protect their teammates. However, it is recommended to play Tank roles, as Tanks can tolerate more damage using their shields. Furthermore, you can mitigate a considerable amount of incoming damage using Winston’s Barrier Projector, Sigma’s Barrier, Zarya’s Barriers, Orisa’s Barrier, Brigitte’s Barrier shield, and Reinhart’s Barrier Field. If played correctly, these abilities can absorb a lot of incoming damage and increase your MIT score.