I feel compelled to leave a reply so much I created an account to do so. When I first started playing OM I shared the same feeling as you. What am I doing wrong. I have to make this short in sweet because I’m at work, but I will at some point give a more descriptive and detailed reply. Oscar mike is my favorite character and there’s not much information on him. I think some think he’s to traditional or easy to play, but I’ve seen many failed OMs.
1: impact trigger
2: frag grenade
3: SCOPE. Period.
4: tactical espionage action
5: double tap
6: stealthily shield
7: high velocity ammo
8: embiggened boom
9: stealth savings.
10: concussion strike
1: damage reduction/reload speed (green) or shield with reload speed.
2: recoil reduction/reload speed (green)
3: reload speed/reload speed (blue)
Get to level 2 fast. This is when napalm kicks in and you can destroy minions. Leveling faster.
Help your teammates! You hit the nail on the head with saying stealth and flanking. See a teammate in trouble, stealth, run up behind enemy and hit them with a frag or unload some rounds to their face. Get the kill or assist. Stealth and reposition.
Don’t worry about kills, instead focus on not dieing, this may be obvious but until your more comfortable in pvp reduce the risk taking. Kills Will come with better timed grenades and air strikes.
OM is not very good 1v1 so until you start landing crits with your AR and have reload speed maxed. Don’t engage 1v1. Your not an assassin. Although engaging a wounded enemy’s is generally okay.
OM is not a KO King not saying you can’t do well but he excels in sustained damage more than burst damage so don’t be upset if you get a lot of assist. In fact that’s more of your objective. Your like the miko of the damage world assist, assist, assist. You’ll get some kills. Doesn’t matter who kills them, what matters is their dead and you and your buddies are alive. Like I stated before don’t worry so much about kills. Focus on assisting and staying alive. Damage dealt is an import one for u, strive to be on top. Even if you have 0 kills 0 deaths 0 assist and did 120k damage, u helped. Of course if your doing that much damage you’ll get assist and kills. That’s why I say focus on that instead of the actual kill. So stay alive, move, reposition and damage everything.
Use cover. Overgrowth has little walls in the main lane. Use them. Cover, shoot, cover, reload, shoot, repeat. Another important stat for you is damage recieved, position yourself wisely and reposition often and this stat will reflect. Stealthing in bewteen movements. It’s not just for escape.
Don’t be afraid to disengage, OM is kinda squishy do not wait till 50% health to reposition. Do it sooner. OM is fairly mobile use that to go from one cover spot to another. Pop ur stealth and help that rath that took the outside lane. Pop stealth again and go back to a cover position.
Let’s talk frag grenade. This was the first mistake I realized I was making. Again OM is not an assassin don’t expect to see an enemy away from the group and think a single frag will kill him. You’ll shoot ur grenade, they’ll exit the firery pit and kill u. Instead a frag should be used for only 3 reasons.
1, minions, ur one of the best wave clearers. Push ur self to kill more than anyone. The only characters that should kill more is thorn and orendi.
2, a finishing move, frags work wonders here. See someone fleeing with low health, launch a grenade in front of them. Boom kill.
3, zone control, nobody wants to stand in napalm. If the above options are not present use it logistically. Like the top of the stairs in echelon or the sniper post in overgrowth. That’ll keep them out.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying not to take pot shot at people with frages, of course that is a good tactic and should be utilized. You can hold a sniper post very well with frages and a scope. I know I’m repeating myself but ur not an assass just don’t go KO hunting via frag grenades. I see so many OM try that.
The only time a frag should be used to initiate (in a stand alone 1v1) is if someone has low health or ur helping a teammate.
OM is kind of a kill stealer, although this is not ur intent it happens helping teammates who strayed away from the group. U stealth swoop in and frag. Your intent is help your teammate get back to the push. You may go 5kills 0deaths and 13assist one game and the next go 18-3-0.
2: any teammate engaged in a 1v1
3: Miko, u must crit this guy
4: Montana, Toby easy criticals
5: turrets, after you get your scope this is implied with minions.