Best Overwatch Characters


The Top Ten

1 Tracer

Shes on the cover of the game, that's enough to prove how badass she is - khali98

Tracer is definitely one of the best Overwatch characters. She has fun gameplay, an interesting character, & she completely dominated her "Death Battle" with Scout. Also, do any other "Doctor Who" fans realize she's a British person who time-travels? Clever move, Blizzard. - JohnOfArcades

Although I'm a Reaper main, but at times I've realized that Tracer is the best hero of the game. She is agile, easy escape, quick at damage and above all she is the face of the game.

Tracer has awesome gameplay,a great personality and in my opinion one of the best origin stories

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2 Genji

How is Genji not number 1 on the list. He is the most mobile and the deadliest character in the game. If a 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 legit can be killed in one dragon blade hit. Or for that matter just a regular melee attack. I read that guy who made that long comment going 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 and once I was deflecting a bastions special move and killed him. Insanely 1/4 of my kills are deflection eliminations, but the best one was when a Ana buffed a soldier with the special move and the soldier used tactical visor and 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 in it then just use Genji. It is so funny when you deflect a guy to death.

Genji is clearly one of the best in the game. His dragon blade can destroy anyone, his dash does so much damage, instant recharges if you get a kill with it, and he can get out of a sticky situation with it. And last but certainly not least, his deflect, which destroys anything that is just willfully shooting at the enemy, when a random genji jumps from above and shoves all their bullets back into their face.

I like genji cause I like the look of him

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3 Reaper

Very easy character to play and does almost one hit kills. Also if you attack a group of enemies unexpectedly with death blossom, it will give your team a huge advantage - khali98

Reaper is an indestructible and OP character that just wants everybody to, "DIE, DIE, DIE! "

Hard Hitter that can evade attacks and teleport. Damage he deals heals him. His special is great for attacking open areas with enemies.

Reaper is an awesome character in overwatch,he has such strong shotguns and he is very cool abilities as well as an amazing and strong ultimate that will definitely get you to the highest level and a lot of playof the game.

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Defensive mech is OP, can eat ultimates. Her self destruct ultimate can be deadly when many of the enemies are hovering around the payload or the point. D.Va is by far one of the best characters in the game. - BryanM

She can take a lot of damage and bail out of her mech, but her main fire is very weak and she screeches to a near halt when firing. - Jackamalio

She is a very good tank! Especially the fact she basically has two lives, and possibly more if she gets her ultimate.

Love her character! Mailed her since I got the game!

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5 Junkrat

Junkrat is seriously underrated - but a good junket means a real threat to the enemy. He poses as a good attack hero as well as defense and his passive ability is amusing to get kills with. As for his ultimate, it is perfect for a situation where the enemy team are all on the payload/objective. He is one kickass hero

Does massive damage with his grenade launcher, good to annoy enemies and also his ultimate can annihilate the enemy by surprise. - khali98

Totally op, does lots of damage, and is very fun to get play of the game as.

Anoying and fun

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6 Soldier: 76

He kills, and his sprint helps make him good to run away and heal himself. He also is great for kills with his helix rockets

The first hero you use and is currently my most used. Helix rockets are great with the addition of healing.

He's kind of like, a normal person in war, and that makes him stand out, and that's nice.

He's the best cus he's ult isaimbot

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7 Reinhardt

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 to aid the team as whole, and not just themselves...something I have noticed many people don't get.

Best overwatch hero. He protects his team with his shield and his ultimate is amazing. He my all time favorite..

One of the easiest characters to play and can play literally anything as long as its from the front. - khali98

It’s weird with only melee, but you will get used to it. He has AMAZING health and a GIANT shield. Truly amazing attack too.

Plain old awesome

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8 Lucio Lucio

He's a pretty OP healer. Um... yeah use him for attack on point games yeah awesome. I swear I've saved the game with 30 secs left playing as him. Try him. Oh and always vote the HEALER! - PBoi_N_J

Lucio is bae. This guy is an awesome healer on both offense and defense, and he has some jazzy tunes.

Can heal many people at a time and can push people

Heals insanely fast and unlike mercy ana and zennyata he can heal multiple heroes at one time also for four blasts one shot he does 80 damage. And the sound barrier can puch people of the map, so funny

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9 Roadhog

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 no. 3 spot.

One of the best. His hook is amazing and can heal with a short cool down. Obviously the best character, especially against a mercy meta

My personal favorite. A self healing tank with a chain from Scorpion, Awesome! Great against Hanzo if used right.

This thicc boi should be on the cover of overwatch. Is tracer thicc? NO, she isn't but Roadhog is...

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10 Widowmaker

She is awesome and is great for people how want to snipe

I think it's a little too easy to get play of the game with her, and the master's could dominate anyone!

Widowmaker is the best hero by far and all the others are horrible

Her grappling hook is awesome! 1

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The Contenders

11 McCree McCree

His ultimate is one of the most powerful in the game, but his pistol requires extreme precision at long ranges. - khali98

By far the coolest character, in my opinion, but he is also one of the more difficult to truly master.

I can't say why, but I'm glad they have him in this game. He's very distinct and his weapons are unique


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12 Hanzo

It's sad that most of the hanzo mains never switch not contribute damage or kills to the team. At least on that extremely rare occasion where you have a good handouts, he does all the damage.

Requires very high precision, but deals very large damage and easily the best ultimate ability in the game in an open area - khali98

Hanzo is a full out BEAST! He will kill any Overwatch character in seconds. SAVAGE!

Best character by far.definitely my main.

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13 Bastion

Bastion is an overpowered monster capable of taking out the entire enemy team without even moving. As you scream out rage and break your game bastion will be watching and he shall drink your tears when you are sad and make you sad when you are happy.

Extremely overpowered with his deployable minigun and ultimate ability. Not to be messed with - khali98

Bastion is a MONSTER who kills of his competition and defeating enemies EASILY! He is a Play of the Game Master, and is OP! This bad boy is SAVAGE

Bastion is AMAZING

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14 Sombra Sombra

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 when Sombra hacks them they become completely vulnerable to all attacks with no way to defend themselves. The speed boost you get when you go completely invisible is tremendous combined with the translocator you become the most mobile character in the game. If you get a melee attack on the enemy's back they instantaneously die. I literally switched my main from Genji to Sombra because of how powerful she is. I have 50 hours on Genji impressive right. Well then 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

I like how her hacking ability can prevent enemies from creating annoying shields

Hard to master, but best and most strategic hero


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15 Mercy

Many people seem to think that playing a support is boring, but characters like Mercy that 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.

She's the best healer in the game so she deserves to be up top - ParkerFang

Mercy saves 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!

Sadly they keep nerfing her... only beast characters get nerfed

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16 Zenyatta

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 the Iris is almost a free couple of kills for the team.

I love this floating robot! He's definitely top 10 bound!

Zenyatta's baller yo! Get him in the top ten

You can clearly see this list is made by noobs :/

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17 Mei

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.

Mei is bae and she deserves to be higher in the list she is the best and self healing that's a thumbs up for me she may be annoying for others but not me

Me Is overpowered with her ice. She can freeze you and kill. Freezing doesn't only come in her power up she can do it with her gun.

Mie is d' best

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18 Pharah

Underrated character, extremely powerful and her ultimate can tear people to shreds - khali98

Shes good at a lot of things and has compelling relations with the others.

The reason I like this character is because of her missle barrage, her explosive shooting weapon, and how she can somewhat fly. Its very fun using her. - AlBrEv2003

She is top ten because on consule she is immpossible to hit.

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19 Winston

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

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.

Is it also worth noting that he's voiced by Crispin Freeman? Who I think does a pretty good performance and kinda makes me wanna play as him if I ever get the game. - OnyxDash

Best character. Slaughtering squishys or tanks

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20 Symmetra Symmetra

Cool main attack (despite lack of range), fantastic turrets, a cool ultimate, and looks pretty hot and sexy.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and sexy female video game character

One of the best at spawn trapping and easily gets killed unless there's a junkrat or winston

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