Zenyatta Hero Guide

Zenyatta is an orb-slingin’ Buddhist robot that waxes philosophical while picking off enemies from a distance. Representing both Yin and Yang, Zenyatta can heal allies and weaken enemies at the same time. In Overwatch lore, Tekhartha Zenyatta was part of a commune of Omnic monks, known as the Shambali, that abandoned their preprogrammed robotic lives […]

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McCree Hero Guide

McCree is a DPS offense character with a powerful revolver as his primary attack. He’s a solid choice for most team compositions as he can quickly remove pesky characters like Pharah from a fight. If you’re a fan of lining up headshots at mid-range and targeting high priority enemies, McCree might be your new favorite […]

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Orisa Hero Guide

Orisa is a giant quadrapedal tank that shields her team from incoming damage while boosting their firepower with a disruptive Ultimate ability. She’s considered an “anchor” tank—strengthening and defending her team as long as they stick near her. In Overwatch lore, Orisa is a repurposed omnic robot that serves only to protect. Created by the […]

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Overwatch’s Newest Map, Junkertown, Revealed

Blizzard has today announced the next map coming to Overwatch. Taking the action to Australia’s post-apocalyptic outback, the newest map will show us the old home of Junkrat. Introduced through an in-game short and montage video, the map will also be the setting of a new animated short in the vein of “The Last Bastion”, […]

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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 And Roadhog Getting Buffs In Near Future

Roadhog and Junkrat’s in-lore friendship is spilling over into actual gameplay balance, as the partners-in-crime are both getting buffed on the PTR in order to field test changes that might later make it into the main game. Roadhog was recently nerfed to reduce his damage and make his hook attack less of a one-shot kill against […]

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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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