Overwatch is an online multiplayer game that relies heavily on good team composition and communication. There are 100+ different team layouts you can try by mixing the 31 different characters the game provides you. One of the layouts is the infamous GOATS, which was one of the most popular compositions in the game.
The GOATS composition consisted of 3 tanks and 3 healers, completely ruling out any damage heroes from the team. In GOATS the healers keep the tanks fully healed and fit while the tanks fend off the opposition long enough for their ultimates to charge. One fully charged, the tanks coordinate with each other to use their ultimates in such a way that they completely wipe out the opposing team with a team kill. So GOATS deserved all the popularity that it has received, because not only is it strong, it is also almost always effective.
The composition got its name from the North American team GOATS that introduced the composition. The name stuck and GOATS was played by almost everyone.
What Does GOAT Stand For In Overwatch
GOATS mainly consisted of a team contains Reinhardt, D.Va, Zarya as the tanks, while having Moira, Brigitte, and Lucio as the healers, although Moira can be replaced by Mercy. For GOATS to properly function, Lucio, D.Va, and Brigitte are must picks whereas the other 3 can be picked according to the map or situation.
Although it was so effective and powerful GOATS, was hated by the majority of the Overwatch fan base, as even many professional Overwatch players expressed the fact that they did not like having to flex to support or tank in order to win.
Regardless, all of this is in the past, with the introduction of role Queue, GOATS has been made completely impossible to play with the introduction of role queue which forces a 2-2-2 style of play, meaning that there have to be 2 characters from every role.