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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D.Va Hero Guide

D.Va is a versatile tank hero with a huge pool of health that’s ideal for soaking up enemy damage. Her mobility allows her to quickly reach and protect allies, while her holographic shield can be used to negate a variety of enemy projectiles and ultimate attacks. In Overwatch lore, D.Va is the alias of Hana […]

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Reinhardt Hero Guide

Reinhardt is Overwatch’s classic tank. He’s found in nearly every competitive team composition thanks to an ultimate ability that can wipe out whole squads as well as a punishing charge attack that makes quick work of squishy characters. His rechargeable Barrier Shield is a staple on the battlefield too, and can absorb a whopping 2,000 […]

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Lúcio Hero Guide

Lucio is a versatile, fast-paced healer that can turn the tide of battle with a powerful Ultimate ability. His unique passive ability combined with his powerful buffing auras make him one of Overwatch’s most powerful and valuable heroes. As such, it’s very rare to see a professional match without Lucio in the roster. In Overwatch […]

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Reaper Hero Guide

Reaper is a powerful Overwatch assault character and also the game’s resident edgelord. In Overwatch lore, Reaper was originally known as Gabriel Reyes, commander of Overwatch’s covert ops division, Blackwatch. As conflict grew within Overwatch’s ranks, Reyes lead a rebellion against Jack Morrison (Solder 76). The final fight created an explosion that supposedly took the […]

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Tracer Hero Guide

Overwatch’s fleet-footed mascot, Tracer, is a zippy DPS attacker designed to flank and harass enemies at close-range. Tracer’s time traveling abilities enable her to blink and shift through a fight, and her evasive mobility makes targeting and tracking her movements a challenge. In Overwatch lore, Lena Oxton is a young British pilot that joined Overwatch’s […]

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Top Offense Heroes

Overwatch is a team based shooter with many heroes filling many different roles. The game’s objectives are more complex than those found in your regular team deathmatch game modes. You’ll need both strategy and co-operation to achieve victory. That’s not to say that getting a ton of frags isn’t helping. While maintaining a high K/DR […]

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