Top 10 Best Overwatch HeroesEach Overwatch hero offers a unique playstyle, and they all come with their own sets of strengths and weaknesses. From sharpshooters like Widowmaker to frontline tanks like Reinhardt, the roster is chock-full of characters designed to suit various strategies and skill levels.
The best heroes aren't just the ones that look cool or have flashy ultimates; they're the ones that can truly make a difference in the heat of battle. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie still figuring out how to aim, some heroes just seem to rise to the top.
It's all about versatility, effectiveness in various game modes, and, of course, the sheer joy of playability. But don't just take our word for it. We've got a list here that's been curated by votes, intense debates, and maybe a rage quit or two.
Tracer is very epic and thick. She's very squishy, but with her small hitbox and three reserve blinks, she can be a very hard target if played in the right hands. The recall is a very nice ability as you can regain your health, status, and position on the map three seconds before you activate it. Tracer is my favorite as she has a very unique kit. She also takes a ton of skill to master, hence why she is so rewarding to play as.
Although I'm a Reaper main, at times I've realized that Tracer is the best hero in the game. She is agile, has an easy escape, is quick at damage, and above all, she is the face of the game.
Tracer is a really fun character to play as, but she's annoying when she's on the enemy team. Especially with her blink and recall ability.
Hands down the best main in Overwatch. I main her all the time. I've seen gender-swaps of her. They look even cuter. To be honest, I love her! She's amazing and cute. I seriously love the bunny logo and her logo that's on her mech. I'm still trying to master her ultimate. The last time, I got a quadruple kill with Self-Destruct. Her skins are so expensive. I wish Blizzard could lower the price. I get jealous when others get the skin that I really want. D.Va is by far my first main when my brother got me into Overwatch. I'm still learning other heroes in Overwatch, such as Reaper, Soldier 76, Sombra, and Tracer.
D.Va is a very versatile hero. She can fly around with her boosters, which can be used to engage and escape. Defense Matrix can eat many abilities, which can prove dangerous to the team, such as Sleep Dart, Flashbang, and some ultimates like Graviton Surge. Her Micro Missiles can also provide good burst damage, and although people say her primary fire is weak, when used properly with her other abilities, it can be very effective. Finally, her ultimate can be very dangerous and powerful, provided it is used under the right circumstances.
How is Genji not number 1 on the list? He is the most mobile and the deadliest character in the game. If Roadhog hooks you, you can just deflect his shotgun blast back in his face. Sombra may be able to hack and take away Genji's abilities, but he can just climb to safety using his passive ability called Cybernetic Agility. He can counter everyone in one way or another. All those Tracer mains think that just because she can recall and blink, she is so powerful. She can be killed in one Dragon Blade hit, or for that matter, just a regular melee attack. I read that the guy who made that long comment went on about how he switched mains from Genji to Sombra. Man, he made a big mistake. Besides, Genji can be strategic when you know how to play him. Anyway, Genji should be number 1.
He is quick, does damage, can run up walls, can deflect damage, and can dash, which does damage and can help get away from dangerous situations. Also, he is so fun. Once, I was deflecting Bastion's special move and killed him. Insanely, a quarter of my kills are deflection eliminations, but the best one was when Ana buffed a Soldier with her special move, and the Soldier used Tactical Visor. I deflected every bullet and a Helix Rocket, killing him. And if you like those funny kills you might watch on YouTube, and you want to have your play featured, then just use Genji. It is so funny when you deflect a guy to death.
Junkrat is seriously underrated, but a good Junkrat poses a real threat to the enemy. He's good as both an attack hero and a defense hero, and his passive ability is amusing for getting kills with. As for his ultimate, it's perfect for situations where the enemy team is all on the payload/objective. He is one kickass hero.
I main Junkrat and I like it.
I keep getting hate because people say the only reason Junkrat is good is due to frag grenade spam, but I resent that.
The other abilities are amazing, and with his new buff, now he gets a triple jump.
Junkrat is an amazing character with the most original personality, I think. He's got a great set of attacks, and he's likable despite his crime spree. I believe he deserves a higher spot on the list.
As a miserable teen with 40+ hours in Reaper, the first thing I spent my credits on was his Mariachi skin.
He isn't as easy to play as most believe. His damage falloff means he can be picked off by any hero with range if they know how to backtrack. He is easy to use in that his range of abilities is quite limited and simple to use. At the end of the day, what separates a good Reaper from a bad one is their map knowledge, their ability to make judgment calls, and how they behave when faced with different heroes.
For example, a Tracer can easily kite you. You have the power to two-shot them (headshot + melee), but you need them to get close. Go around a corner and wait right beside the door. Make sure your shotguns aren't sticking out for them to see. If they're smart and know what you're doing, they'll leave you alone, in which case you're free to go.
If a Mei is freezing you, most people will use Wraith Form. You can also use Shadow Step since it takes less time to change locations than it does for Mei to freeze you. Just make sure to do it as soon as she has a lock on you.
Super fun to play and very underrated. You can get decent environmental kills with his knock-back ability, and Crossfade is super useful in almost all situations. Lucio is super versatile. He can be a high-speed flanker by speeding up his team in modes like capture the flag. He can provide constant healing, giving his team much more survivability. His wall run gives him very high mobility (not that he needs it), and he is overall a nuisance to the enemy if played correctly. His super is one of the strongest defensive abilities in game modes like capture the objective or team deathmatch, where surviving is crucial. His main attack can deal consistent chip damage, and he isn't that hard to get kills with. He's fast, relatively hard to kill with Amp It Up on his healing song, and a very strong support. I suggest Lucio to people who want to mix it up a little bit.
It is essential for every team to have support. If you don't have a support on your team, you are dead. Supports can change the game. Lucio is the best support. Tracer, Genji, and D.Va are all really good, but they can't do anything without a Lucio.
His ultimate is one of the most powerful in the game, but his pistol requires extreme precision at long ranges.
By far the coolest character, in my opinion, but he is also one of the more difficult ones to truly master.
I can't say why, but I'm glad they included him in this game. He's very distinct, and his weapons are unique.
I'm quite disappointed that this excellent character is at #15. I recently became a Bastion main, and I think he's an excellent and powerful character. I actually get Play of the Game with him a lot, and it's not because of me. It's just because Bastion is such a good character.
Bastion is an overpowered monster capable of taking out the entire enemy team without even moving. As you scream out in rage and break your game, Bastion will be watching, and he will drink your tears when you are sad and make you sad when you are happy.
He is my main. Also, he is not overpowered. Just learn how to counter him. He is only overpowered against AI. As a one-star hero, the skill you have to learn is positioning, not aim. His aim takes little to no skill.
It's sad that most Hanzo mains never switch nor contribute damage or kills to the team. At least on that extremely rare occasion where you have a good Hanzo, he does all the damage.
Don't diss Hanzo mains. I challenge you to get a headshot on a flying Pharah with no scope and projectiles that have travel time and fly in an arc. Although admittedly, there are some shocking mains out there.
He's great for doing damage when supported by a tank.
Widowmaker should earn the number 2 or 3 spot. She has a very interesting and awesomely heartbreaking background. She is the queen of attack and defense, and she has one of the best weapons in Overwatch. She's sexy and totally badass. She is literally the Nicki Minaj of Overwatch, and she's so loving of her husband that she actually went to his grave in the Overwatch Christmas comic. She's independent, and she knows how to kick some butt. She defeated Tracer, who's a fast and fierce opponent. She has one of the best and gothic lines ever. Widowmaker is still one of the best DPS heroes, along with Genji and Doomfist, which is pretty good considering that all her counters are meta as well. She's so tough that she took a huge punch from Doomfist's gauntlet. She gets hated a lot because she's just too OP. Love or hate Widowmaker, she's still one of the best in Overwatch.
Widowmaker is a character that takes skill to main, and nerves to cope with all the hate and the "Widow change" comments before the competitive game has even started. She can one-shot kill enemies from a distance and is literally defenseless if enemies are close to her, so you've got to learn how to escape efficiently or one-shot kill enemies chasing you. Best character. I main her, and she's my all-time favorite.
Many people seem to think that playing a support is boring, but characters like Mercy, who have to get close to their allies to heal them, need to dodge attacks and balance out protecting themselves and healing teammates. This can lead to some serious gameplay.
On my PS4, all my friends think I'm the best Mercy. I'm not one of those Mercys that are hungry for kills. I'm more like both. I heal and boost damage. Hands down the best healer in all of Overwatch! I love Mercy. My go-to healer main is Mercy. I chose her because she's a one-star healer!
Mercy saves the team, even though her rez got nerfed. But she is the best healer and can resurrect heroes without breaking a sweat! She can save lives. In this case, a life, and she's a game changer! You need Mercy on every team!
If you think about it, Mei is one of the most OP (Over-Powered) characters in the game. Her icicle is as sharp as anything, and her freeze blast is totally OP by freezing the opponent and then shooting an icicle. Plus, she has an ice wall, and she can heal without being hit by anyone. Then again, she is very unprotected when she gets out of her healing thing.
The most annoying hero in Overwatch. You will be happily roaming the houses as whatever hero you want, and suddenly you stop moving. You look around, but it is too late. You are frozen solid and must watch as you get headshot with a tiny little icicle.
Mei is overpowered with her ice. She can freeze you and kill you. Freezing doesn't only come in her power-up. She can do it with her gun.
Epic class. I used to look at him and think, "Who would want to play a fat Australian criminal who has a pig nose and a raspy voice?" That was until I played him. He can hook squishy enemies like Tracer, pull her in, and one-shot her with his scrap gun. He has "Take a Breather," which gives him 300 HP and has an 8-second cooldown. Amazing.
God, I can't believe Reaper is higher up than him. Hog is a better, higher-damage version of Reaper who can heal himself infinitely and hook enemies for an instant kill. Hog deserves at least the No. 3 spot.
If you can hook and headshot, he can be insane. And if you get hurt, he can heal, and boom! You're right back at it and crushing kids like it's nothing.
Soldier 76 is my favorite character because his Helix Rockets are very powerful, and he has an amazing ultimate: Tactical Visor.
Soldier 76. I always play this amazing character, and he is so useful in the game for noobs, bad level 18s who get Play of the Game for no reason (that's me), and pros. He should be number 1.
The first hero you use and is currently my most used. Helix Rockets are great, with the addition of healing.
With clever use of his shield, he is the most valuable tank in the game. Overwatch is about teamwork. Between him and Lucio, both are huge benefactors that aid the team as a whole, and not just themselves - something I have noticed many people don't get.
Rein is the best character in the game because he can defend an entire team, take down an entire team with clever use, and can capture a point single-handedly while only losing half his health.
Compared to other Overwatch characters, he is among one of the strongest because of his teamwork. He can shield the entire team, stun, pin, deal damage, take damage, and do pretty much everything.
As a Zenyatta main myself, I can agree with this spot because other heroes can beat him in 1v1s. Although he has one of the best ultimates in the game, his speed is slow, so he can't really run away from his enemies. But I believe that his Discord Orb could rank him at least a little bit higher.
The combination of damage, healing, and debuffing enemies makes Zenyatta the most versatile support. Holding off a frontal assault or pushing into a heavily defended control point with Transcendence is almost a free couple of kills for the team.
Should be #1! He has the ability to make his teammates stronger and his enemies weaker! He is hard to play, but once you are good at him, he is one of the most useful healers.
He is a genetically engineered, super-genius gorilla! What more could you want? He's powerful, smart, and he's trying to get the heroes of Overwatch together again.
Winston is one of the most fun characters to play. He might seem like he is really easy, although you need to know when to engage and disengage, and you need to have good positioning to kill people with his low-damage Tesla Cannon.
Tank with heaps of hit points, can deal large damage with his ray gun and hit fast-moving targets such as Tracer.
Her weapons are very powerful. Teamed with Mercy, she's unstoppable and has a very high chance of being on fire.
The reason I like this character is because of her missile barrage, her explosive shooting weapon, and how she can somewhat fly. It's very fun using her.
Voting for Pharah as a Mercy main because Pharmercy is the best duo in Overwatch.
Ana is a multitasker. You can't expect her to get gold in healing every time, as she's also trying to help in dealing out damage. A good Ana is incredibly useful in any team, regardless of how many cards she gets or how many medals.
The best healer and sniper!
It's not like she's the best burst healer and has a fast-charging, game-changing ultimate or anything.
Sombra can hack (almost) everyone and everything. Seeing as almost all of the other characters in Overwatch (including Sombra) are solely reliant on their abilities, they become completely vulnerable to all attacks when Sombra hacks them. The speed boost you get when going completely invisible is tremendous. Combined with the translocator, you become the most mobile character in the game. If you get a melee attack on an enemy's back, they die instantaneously. I literally switched my main from Genji to Sombra because of how powerful she is. I have 50 hours on Genji - impressive, right? Well, you'll definitely be surprised when I tell you I have over 100 hours on Sombra. In summary, Sombra is the best and most strategically based character in Overwatch.
Oh my lord, she's underrated. Do NOT underestimate a Sombra. Her Uzi can actually do a lot of damage, which most people overlook. Her translocator has saved me so many times. Everyone just thinks she's annoying because she hacks things, but hacking is actually risky and it takes skill to know when to use it. You need to know whether to hack a med kit or not, because it also disables you and your teammates' ability to use it. It takes a lot of skill and thought to play Sombra correctly, and in the right hands, she is a powerhouse.
Orisa is the best player to use for defense because her shield will defend your team from a lot of incoming fire and can be put back down at full health in only 7 seconds. She is also the best counter to Reaper as a tank hero and is probably the best defense hero in the game. I would personally not recommend using her for attack, though she is still good but not as good, and is overpowered on the map Lunar Colony on defense.
Even if she is new, she is a pretty good tank. The only bad thing about her is that when you play her, there is no moment when you think you can surpass everyone (use your ultimate, for example). She definitely needs a buff. Until then, she just requires skill to use.
Why is she so unpopular? Great offense and defense, her ult is brilliant, powerful shield, a ton of ammo, self-heal - she makes it way easier to hit everyone. And after all that, she's the least popular? And why is her name spelled wrong and ranked higher? In my opinion, she's the best character in the game.
A Zarya who knows what he/she is doing can be a force to be reckoned with. My friend with Zarya goes 3-5 with 200 damage blocked. However, I took the time to learn how to play her and go 26-3 with 3,500 damage blocked. Her weapon up close deals massive amounts of damage (it will also increase your aiming skills). Her ability to block D.Va's ultimate for herself and a teammate makes her extremely useful. Lastly, her ultimate is, in my opinion, the best in the game. Why? Because if the payload is coming and you're the only one left, you can get them off the payload while your teammates respawn. Also, when you use it with McCree, Genji, D.Va (just to name my favorite ones to combo), if used correctly, you can get a team kill pretty easily and, if not a team kill, almost always at least 2-3 opponents.
Her shield is the greatest/most annoying/most helpful ability in the game, but I've never found her main attacks very good.
At the start, I didn't understand Doomfist's potential. Then I saw some videos on YouTube, and I understood that he's one of the funniest and most skillful heroes to play. There are many maps with awesome rollouts that allow you to reach amazing spots, using the jump with the rocket punch. Love him.
I despise him. Doomfist is extremely overpowered.
Can take on 1v1 or go flank.
I main her, and she's so balanced and the MOST underrated. Once you learn to play her and master her, and know when to throw and shoot your dynamite at enemies (especially when they are grouped up together), she's a blast to play.
I don't like Ashe.