Ana Hero Guide

Ana is a sniper/healer hybrid and Overwatch’s resident mom, dishing out tough love and sage advice from her years spent on the battlefield. In Overwatch Lore, Ana Amari is a founding member of Overwatch and the mother of Pharah. Long considered the world’s best sniper, Ana served next to Jack Morrison (Soldier: 76) as his […]

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Junkrat Hero Guide

Junkrat is a grenade lobbing defensive hero that protects the objective using sticky mines and bear traps. His mines enable him to reach high ground positions, and his Ultimate ability, Rip-Tire, can instantly kill multiple characters. In Overwatch lore, Junkrat (AKA Jamison Fawkes) is a dangerous 25-year old demolitionist with a bit of a psychotic […]

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Zarya Hero Guide

Wielding a massive particle beam, Zarya is a versatile tank hero commonly found on professional Overwatch team compositions. Her abilities protect both Zarya herself and her teammates while increasing the damage output of her primary attack, with her unique Ultimate ability rewarding coordinated teamwork. In Overwatch lore, Aleksandra Zaryanova is a professional Russian athlete and […]

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Doomfist Hero Guide

Doomfist is an aggressive DPS assault character that relies more on stringing together physical combos at close-range than the traditional method of shooting behind cover. He’s equipped with a recharging hand canon, a highly mobile kit of abilities, and his namesake Doomfist gauntlet that can stun and knockback opponents into walls or off ledges. In […]

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Pharah Hero Guide

Pharah, a self-described “Rocket Queen,” is a dynamic assault-based hero with the best vertical mobility in Overwatch. She also has one of the most powerful Ultimate abilities in the game, Barrage. Pharah’s play style involves terrorizing enemies from the air with deadly rockets, knocking players around the map, and generally being a nuisance that’s difficult to […]

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Roadhog Hero Guide

Roadhog is a devastating Tank class hero that is better at removing vulnerable characters and disrupting team formations than he is at protecting his own allies. But with 600 HP and a powerful self-healing ability, Roadhog can easily absorb incoming damage and survive 1-on-1 fights without breaking a sweat. In Overwatch lore, Roadhog (Mako Rutledge) […]

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Torbjörn Hero Guide

Torbjörn is the wise-cracking Gimli dwarf to Overwatch’s fellowship, providing comic relief while his enemies die in a hail of turret and rocket fire. His abilities merit a fun and rewarding play style that can force an opposing team to change their lineup in order to counter him. In Overwatch lore, Torbjörn Lindholm is a […]

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Soldier 76 Hero Guide

For a game that features a robust cast of unique characters, Soldier 76 could be considered the most normal. His tactics are straightforward and will be familiar to anyone with experience playing first-person shooters like Call of Duty. He’s also the first hero new players are acquainted with in Overwatch’s tutorial. In Overwatch lore, Soldier: […]

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Mercy Hero Guide

[Updated September 29, 2017 to reflect Mercy’s new capabilities] Mercy is Overwatch’s “Guardian Angel,” zipping across the battlefield to heal, boost damage, and even resurrect a fallen comrade to full health. Her Ultimate turns her into a high-flying Valkyrie warrior, capable of reaching and resurrecting allies quickly while chaining her health and damage beams to […]

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Hanzo Hero Guide

Hanzo is a lethal mid-range sniper with a powerful “wall hack” ability that enables his entire team to see enemies hidden behind cover. Adept Hanzo’s can be killing machines, nailing headshots and dispatching enemies with his powerful Dragonstrike ultimate. In Overwatch lore, Hanzo Shimada is heir to the powerful Shimada empire, a dangerous criminal organization […]

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