Best Overwatch Characters

The Top Ten

1 Tracer Tracer is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Yes best player in game. ( Usally ) But she is the coolest character of all time in a game like this

She's so quick, good for getting to objectives, and just all around amazing

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

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

2 Reaper Reaper is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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 are quite limited and simple in use. At the end of the day, what separates a good Reaper from a bad one is their map knowledge, their ability to make judgement calls and how to behave when faced with different heroes.

For example, a Tracer can easily kite you. You have the power to 2-shot them (headshot + melee) but you need for 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 ...more

Definitely the coolest and most badass character in the game, and he's fun to use

So good ULT, Everybody nows that if you hear ' die!, die! die! ' all people with a brain runs AS HELL

Reaper is great at taking enemys by surprise and annihilate them before they even have the chance to pull their stuff together. He unloads massive damage with his spread weapons and excels at taking out tanks. He is also great at getting out of sticky situations with wrath form. His teleport ability allows him to get into spots right next to the enemy without them knowing that he is even there. His death blossom is very deadly if you know when to use it. I once killed the entire enemy team with death blossom winning the game. Overall, he has the highest damage output in the game while being able to retreat easily.

3 Genji

Genji is so good against Dps and supports
His Swift Strike Is Very Useful
Deflect if used right is also very good

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.

4 D.VA D.Va is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

very good I love her shes one of my maines If I could I would vote all of them but I CAn't

Can fly around and damage enimes, and engage flying targets too.

She can be used for protecting the rest of the team with her defensive triangle.

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 such as 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.

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.

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

Junkrat is one of my favorite characters because he is one of the most fun. He is hilarious and his rip tire is amazing. Also super fun to lob bombs onto the point

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

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

6 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.

A self-healing tank with a hook for easy kills? How could you go wrong? (easily)

7 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.

Helix Rockets and he can heal himself with Biotic Field. Case closed.

8 Reinhardt

Great tank for covering the rest of the time and can be useful when both attacking and defending an opjective.

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.

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 take a point single handily while only losing half his health.

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

9 Widowmaker Widowmaker is a fictional, playable villain hero appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Introduced in November 2014 at BlizzCon, Widowmaker made her debut in Overwatch, released in May 2016.

Hard to use, but when used well, OP. She has a grappling hook that takes a long time for a cool down, and her venom mine doesn't do that much damage. Full-auto mode rarely gets any kills, and that leaves you with sniper mode. Her escape plan isn't very good, and she can't heal herself plus the low health. When you get POTG, teammates will be impressed by your skills. She and Genji are my two mains.

Oh come on! I had to add her myself? Widowmaker is AWESOME great fighter and my go to on overwatch

Widowmaker should earn number 2 or 3. She has a very Interesting and Awsomly 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. And 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 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 Gaunlet. She get's hated a lot because she's just too OP. Love or Hate Widowmaker she's still one of the best in Overwatch.

She is pretty good.
Just always try to be above the ground and snipe, If you do that widow will be very good and easy.
(Also she's pretty hot)

10 Lucio Lucio is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

He's great for healing more than one at a time while dealing damage - He can jump around an opjective for a long period.

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!

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

The Contenders

11 McCree McCree is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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 to truly master.

What time is it? High Noon!

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

12 Sombra Sombra is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

A very underrated hero in my opinion, Sombra's hacking in my opinion is very beneficial for the team as some abilities from the opposing team are what put my team at a disadvantage sometime, plus healing is much easier as the cool-down is faster and only my team can heal with those health packs. Plus the translocator helps get you out of a tight position and being stealthy makes for a great advanatage for the team, especially when killing characters such as Widowmaker, Bastion, Torbjorn or Hanzo. Finally her EMP, being able to hack all her enemies and stop them from using their ultimates, yeah very useful.

Her Stealth Is Good For Flanks And Surprise Attacks
Translocator Is Good For Healing
And Hack McCree or Doomfist

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

She came from a hard childhood. She is not evil and she nice. She just wants what is best for all if you think about it even if she has to backstab to do so. She is also mysterious and can reveal a lot of lore. She is a badass.

13 Hanzo Hanzo Shimada is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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

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

He's great for doing damage when supported by a tank.

14 Mercy

Mercy is very easy for beginners. She has great skins and can really be the difference between winning and losing (depending on the player's skill)

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

I love playing as Mercy, she's a fun healer, and I love her character

15 Bastion Bastion is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

my mane ton of damage unbeatble if you beat him I will cut of my jaw and say"WOW"

Poor underrated Bastion! I scarcely play with another character he just really suitable my gaming style and I think he’s a unique difference in strategic skill

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

16 Pharah

Her weapons are very powerful. Teamed with mercy, she's unstoppable. And, has a very high chance of being on fire.

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

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.

17 Zenyatta

Absolute sunshine baby boy sweetheart cinnamon roll good boi who deserves hugs and love and rainbows.

As a Zenyatta main myself I can agree with this spot because other heros can beat him on 1v1s and although he has one of the best ultimates in the game, his speed is slow so he can't really run away from his enemy's. But I believe that his discord orb could rank him at least a little bit higher

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.

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.

18 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.

The most annoying hero in overwatch. You will be happily running 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 headshotted with a tiny little icicle.

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.

I love Donkey Kong, he's my favorite pokemon. Play him all the time in fortnite on the Nintendo Playbox. My favorite weapon of his is his diamond sword #DonkeyKong4Smash

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.

20 Orisa

Orisa is the best player to use as defense because her shield will defend your team from a lot of the incoming fire and can just put it 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 as attack, though she is still good but not as good and is op in 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 that you think you can surpass everyone (use your ultimate for example). She definitely needs a buff. Until then, she just needs skill to use.

You spelled wrong yo jackass

Good defensive

21 Symmetra

Symmetra should clearly be first. Her turrets and teleporters just speak for themselves. She should at LEAST be top 15. Unbelievable.

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

Symmetra is cool because you can get a team kill while you’re dead

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

22 Ashe

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.

She's awesome

shes the best I second main her

New character=good

23 Doomfist

At the start I didn't get doomfist potential. Then I saw some videos on YouTube, and I understood that he's one of the funniest and skillful heroes to play. There are many maps with awesome rollouts that allows you to reach awesome spots, using the jump with the rocket punch. Love him.

I despite him, Doomfist is extremely overpowered.

Sick fist, Sick Hero.

He is the best!

24 Sigma

He is my main. If you figure him out he can absolutely destroy dps, suppoort, and most tank heroes

He's powerful, and fun once you learn how to use him.

25 Ana Ana is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Not like she's the best burst healer and deals a fast charging game changing ultimate or anything

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.

She is easy to play

Most underrated character

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