Overwatch 2 Best Characters: Tank, DPS, & Support [2024]

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Overwatch 2 best Characters
Guide to the Best Characters in Overwatch 2
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With 70+ hours invested in Overwatch 2 (His Battlenet Tag is Panther #31676, Reeshail Qureshi is well-versed in the game, and you can trust the information he provides about it.

Overwatch 2 features three character classes: Tank, DPS, and Support. Each team can have up to 1 Tank, 2 DPS, and 2 Supports. I will cover the Overwatch 2 best characters from each category, their Weapons, Abilities, and stats.

Key Takeaways

  • Overwatch 2 has three classes: Tanks, Damages, and Supports.
  • The top Tanks in Overwatch 2 are D.Va, Winston, and Zarya.
  • Genji, Soldier 76, and Tracer are the top three damage-dealing (DPS) characters in Overwatch 2.
  • Overwatch 2’s top three Support characters are Kiriko, Lucio, and Ana.

Overwatch 2 Best Characters Summary

Here is a comparison table of my best Characters in Overwatch 2. Each stat can be sorted to view the highest and lowest values, which has been done for your convenience:

NoNamesWeaponEffect typeDamageFire rateAmmoReload time
1D.VaFusion CannonsShotgun (Hitscan)0.6-26.667 shots per second
Light gunProjectile147 rounds per second201.4 second
2WinstonTesla CannonBeam (Multi-target)60 per second1001.7 seconds animation
Tesla CannonBeam15-501.2 seconds for full charge
3ZaryaParticle CannonBeam85 per second at(0%) 170 per second at (100%)20 rounds per second1001.5 seconds animation
Particle Cannon Alt fireArcing projectile
Area of effect
Enemy: 9.4-47 (at 0%)
Enemy: 19-95 (at 100%)
Self: 4.7-23.5 (at 0%)
Self: 4.7-23.5 (at 0%)
Self: 9.5-47.5 (at 100%)
1-second recovery
0.5 seconds recovery for primary
1001.5 seconds animation
5GenjiShurikenProjectile273 shurikens per 0.88 seconds241.5 seconds animation
Shuriken Alt fireProjectile273 shurikens per 0.68 seconds241.5 seconds animation
Dragon BladeMelee1101 swing per 0.9 seconds-
6Soldier-76Heavy Pulse RifleHitscan5.4-189 rounds per second
~0.22 seconds recovery for the shoot if stops
30
7TracerPulse PistolsHitscan1.5-5.5 per bullet 3-11 per shot20 shots per second401-second animation
10KirikoHealing OfudaProjectile~0.2 seconds per burst#1-second ammo recovery
Full clip every ~1.8 seconds
10
KunaiProjectile40 - 120 (Body/Headshot)1 shot per .55 seconds151 second
11LúcioSonic Amplifier201 burst per 0.93 seconds
recovery stops while using melee
201.5 seconds Animation
12AnaBiotic RifleProjectile (unscoped)
Hitscan (scoped)
75 over 0.58 seconds0.8 seconds recovery
Recovery stops while using melee
Recovery stops while zooming in/out
151.5 seconds animation

Best Tank Characters

Here are the best tank characters and their Abilities:

    Genji

    Genji in Overwatch 2.
    Genji is a fast-mobile DPS hero. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroGenjiGenjiGenji
    WeaponShurikenShuriken Alt fire Dragon Blade
    Effect typeProjectileProjectileMelee
    Damage2727110
    Headshot
    Proj. speed60 meters per second60 meters per second
    Range15 meters
    Radius0.1meter shuriken Radius0.1meter shuriken Radius
    Fire rate3 shurikens per 0.88 seconds3 shurikens per 0.68 seconds1 swing per 0.9 seconds
    Ammo2424-
    Reload time1.5 seconds animation1.5 seconds animation

    Genji is the all-time favorite ninja that everyone wants to play from Overwatch 1. With the launch of Overwatch 2, his resurgence was inevitable, and now that the game is more damage-oriented, Genji is shining in the meta. His kit has very high mobility, allowing him to maneuver around his foes, and even more excellent reflexes to dodge and reflect attacks. All this will enable him to dish out damage as well, and then the demise of his opponents is very effortless.

    Weapons

    • Shuriken: His Shuriken is his Primary attack and can be used in two ways. The first way is the Accurate Burst Throw, in which he throws 3 Shuriken in succession and does 29 damage per Shuriken. The second way is by throwing the Shuriken in an arc. This also has the same amount of damage, and the speed of each Shuriken is 60m/s.
    • Dragon Blade: Genji’s Ultimate. Genji unsheathes his Katana and goes ham on the enemy, only performing melee attacks and dealing 110 Damage. However, the attacks last only 6 seconds.

    Abilities

    • Deflect: Deflects any incoming projectiles or Melee attacks from the direction that he is facing. Cooldown: 8 seconds.
    • Swift Strike: Genji dashes forward to wherever he is facing and inflicts 50 damage on foes. If Genji manages to kill the enemy, the cooldown on Swift Strike is reset. Cooldown: 8 seconds
    • Cyber Agility: Genji can climb walls and double jump.

    Soldier 76

    Soldier 76, one of the best characters in Overwatch 2.
    Soldier 76 is the best DPS character for beginners. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroSoldier-76
    WeaponHeavy Pulse Rifle
    Effect typeHitscan
    Damage5.4-18
    Damage falloff range30-50 meters
    Headshot
    Fire rate9 rounds per second
    ~0.22 seconds recovery for the shoot if stops
    Ammo30
    Reload time1.5 seconds animation

    Soldier 76, also known as the Tutorial champ, is usually not preferred by players because of his basic looks and straightforward mechanics. He is easy to grasp and not complex, perfect for beginners. His simplicity makes him stand out, and the diversity in his kit keeps him in the current meta. He has everything to offer, from reasonable damage to healing and an infinite dash with an easy-to-execute ultimate.

    Weapons

    • Heavy Pulse Rifle: An Automatic Assault Rifle with a fire rate of 10 Bullets/Second and a damage of 18. Magazine capacity: 30.
    • Tactical Visor: Soldier 76’s Ultimate. It lets all your shots connect with the enemy and give a guaranteed hit. It aims your Rifle at the target, and you shoot. It lasts 6 seconds.

    Abilities

    • Sprint: Basic sprinting ability. No cooldown.
    • Biotic Field: Creates a healing field that heals you and your allies for 35 health/second. The maximum health you can gain is 175. The cooldown is 15 seconds, and the field is deployed for 5 seconds.
    • Helix Rockets: Launches rockets that explode on impact and have an AOE effect, dealing 120 damage in an area of 3 meters.

    Tracer

    Tracer Abilities.
    Tracer is perfect for swift movements around the map. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroTracer
    WeaponPulse Pistols
    Effect type Hitscan
    Damage1.5-5.5 per bullet 3-11 per shot
    Damage falloff range13-20 meters
    Headshot
    Fire rate20 shots per second
    Ammo40
    Reload time1-second animation

    If you’ve played Overwatch 1 before, you probably have heard about Tracer. She is the face of DPS characters in Overwatch, and in the latest installment, it’s no different. Being the face of the game, you would consider her the most played, but don’t be misled. She is a complicated character to master properly and requires masterful execution. She has a very burst-based damaging kit that can be utilized to annihilate the enemy team’s squishies. 

    Weapons

    • Pulse Pistol: Basic pistols with a high fire rate of 20 shots/second and a short range.
    • Pulse Bomb: Tracer’s Ultimate. It’s a sticky bomb that can stick to platforms and enemies. If you stick it onto an enemy, the bomb explodes, dealing damage. If you are in the blast radius, you’ll also get damaged.

    Abilities

    • Blink: She can teleport an average of 7 meters in the direction she is moving. You get two charges to utilize, which consistently refresh.
    • Recall: Tracer goes back in time to where she had her last given health and ammo. She can return almost 3 seconds in the path and return to the given position.

    Best Support Characters

    The three best Support characters have been mentioned below:

    Kiriko

    Kirko Abilities.
    Kiriko allows for a diverse Support playstyle. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroKirikoKiriko
    WeaponHealing OfudaKunai
    Effect typeProjectileProjectile
    Damage40 - 120 (Body/Headshot)
    Damage falloff range15-35 meters
    Headshot✓ (3x multiplier)
    Healing13 per talisman, 26 per burst
    Proj. speed20 meters per second (homing)
    14 meters per second (non-homing)
    90 meters per second
    Range35 meters (lock on)
    Radius0.15-meter beam width
    Fire rate~0.2 seconds per burst
    1-second ammo recovery
    Full clip every ~1.8 seconds
    1 shot per .55 seconds
    Ammo1015
    Reload time1 second

    Kiriko is a support but capable of so much more as a Character. She has healing abilities to help sustain her team, but her damage output and mobility are where she shines. Not to mention her temporary invulnerability that allows her team to make plays. Overall, Kiriko has the potential to be the most diverse character in terms of playstyle.

    Weapons

    • Healing of Uda: It transmits bursts of healing talismans that can look for your allies and heal them. It has 2 phases: one in which the talismans actively seek out the allies and go to them, and the other is the stationary phase, where the talismans are just passively at one spot. This also has around ten rounds for the weapon.
    • Kunai: These are projectiles that, when thrown at the enemy, deal a critical amount of damage, even above 110 when hit in the face.
    • Kitsune Rush: Kirikos’ Ultimate. Once she activates this ability, she summons a fox spirit that grants herself and her team significant benefits, including boosted movement speed, attack speed, and reduced cooldown. Allies must be in the path of the spirit.

    Abilities

    • Swift Step: Kiriko can teleport 30-35 meters. Cooldown: 7 seconds.
    • Protection Suzu: Kiriko removes status debuffs for herself and her allies while also becoming invulnerable to damage.
    • Wall Climb: She can jump on walls and climb them.

    Lucio

    Lucio in Overwatch 2.
    Lucio is a damage-dealing Support. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroLúcio
    WeaponSonic Amplifier
    Damage20
    Headshot
    Proj. speed50m/s
    Fire rate1 burst per 0.93 seconds
    recovery stops while using melee
    Ammo20
    Reload time1.5 seconds Animation

    Lucio is delightful and one of the best characters because he can do almost everything considered fun. Lucio has an elementary kit and can passively do much for his team by giving them buffs. However, the fun part of Lucio is his maneuverability around the map. Positioning-wise, he is very beneficial because of his speed boost, and he also has one of the highest win rates as a supporting character in Overwatch 2.

    Weapons

    • Sonic Amplifier: This weapon deals relatively lower damage. You can still do 75-80 damage if you hit four consecutive shots. Magazine capacity: 20.
    • Sound Barrier: Lucio’s Ultimate. After Lucio activates this ability, all the allies in a 30-meter radius get another health bar in the form of shields. The shields last 7 seconds or until they are destroyed entirely.

    Abilities

    • Crossfade: Lucio grants his allies within a radius a heal of 16/second. If they leave the radius, the healing will continue for a second. Lucio also gives his allies 25% extra movement speed.
    • Amp It Up: Crossfade’s effects are boosted for 3 seconds. The movement speed boost is increased to 60% and the healing to 52/second. Cooldown: 12 seconds.
    • Soundwave: A giant shockwave knocks enemies off the map.
    • Wall Ride: Lucio can attach to and run along walls and jump from one wall to another.

    Ana

    Ana Support character.
    Ana is a Support plus DPS character. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
    HeroAna
    WeaponBiotic Rifle
    Effect type Projectile (unscoped)
    Hitscan (scoped)
    Damage75 over 0.58 seconds
    Damage falloff range15-35 meters
    Headshotx
    Healing75 over 0.58 seconds
    Proj. speed125 meters per second (unscoped)
    Radius0.3 meters radius (allies)
    As hitscan shoot (vs wall, shield or enemy)
    Fire rate0.8 seconds recovery
    Recovery stops while using melee
    Recovery stops while zooming in/out
    Ammo15
    Reload time1.5 seconds animation

    As a support, Ana is a crucial character to keep players alive in your team. Her healing is beneficial, and her offense with the darts can be even more helpful. The good thing about Ana is that her healing buff from the Biotic Grenade doesn’t only get affected by her Darts alone, but also all other external factors for healing are boosted.

    Weapons

    • Biotic Rifle: Ana’s primary weapon that deals a significant amount of damage to enemies and, when pointed at an ally, heals them with a lingering effect. Right-clicking opens the sight for this weapon. Biotic Rifle can hold up to 15 bullets.
    • Nano Boost: Ana’s Ultimate. Boosts an ally’s damage resistance by 50%, damage output by 50%, and HP by 250.

    Abilities

    • Sleep Dart: A sharp dart that puts enemies to sleep. The effect lasts 5 seconds if the enemy takes no hits. Hitting the enemy ends the sleep state in just 0.5 seconds.
    • Biotic Grenade: A grenade you can throw on the allies to heal them and boost their healing effects. Enemies take damage from the grenade and also get a debuff of getting less healing.

    My Thoughts

    Overwatch 2 features a diverse roster of characters, ranging from Tanks and DPS heroes to Supports. I highly suggest experimenting with the different character classes and figuring out which playstyle is perfect for you. Take my list above with a grain of salt since other characters will work in different scenarios. But the ones I’ve listed are the most popular and resourceful in the current meta.

    Up Next:

      D.Va

      D.Va Abilities.
      D.Va is a versatile and powerful Tank. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
      HeroD.VaD.Va
      WeaponFusion CannonsLight gun
      Effect typeShotgun (Hitscan)Projectile
      Damage0.6-214
      Damage falloff range10.20m
      Headshot
      Healing
      Proj. speed50 meters per second
      Range
      Radius
      Fire rate6.667 shots per second7 rounds per second
      Ammo20
      Reload time1.4 second

      I start with one of the most iconic Overwatch Champions, D.Va, also called the Mech because she sits in a giant mech. With a well-rounded kit and her playstyle, she is arguably one of the best tanks in the game. She is also a tank and super mobile, which helps her utilize her kit to bring down squirmy damage and support characters in the enemy’s backlines.

      Weapons

      • Fusion Cannons: A shotgun-based weapon with mediocre damage and a shorter range. The damage falloff is 15m with a large spread.
      • Light Gun: A projectile-based weapon with excellent damage. It deals 14 damage with a fire rate of 7 shots/second. The reload speeds are also minimal, around 1.4 seconds, giving you 20 ammo.
      • Self-Destruct: D.Va’s Ultimate. It deals 95-1000 damage with an effective radius of 20 meters. It takes 3 seconds to be cast fully and can be dodged by enemies who see it coming.
      • Call Mech: D.Va exits her previous Mech, Overloads it, and makes it explode. She can use Self-Destruct to get another mech.

      Abilities

      • Boosters: Basic dash. She can dash into the air as well.
      • Defense Matrix: Counters a large number of attacks and abilities. This ability lasts a maximum of 3 seconds and a minimum of half a second, with an extremely low cooldown to cast.
      • Micro Missiles: Shoots small missiles with an AoE damage radius of 1.5 meters.
      • Eject: D.Va ejects her Mech.
      • Passive: D.Va takes less knockback.

      Winston

      Winston.
      Winston is the most robust tank in Overwatch 2. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
      HeroWinstonWinston
      WeaponTesla CannonTesla Cannon Alt fire
      Effect typeBeam (Multi-target)Beam
      Damage60 per second15-50
      Damage falloff range10.20m
      Headshot
      Range8 meters30 meters
      Radius6-meter width
      Fire rate1.2 seconds for full charge
      Ammo100
      Reload time1.7 seconds animation

      Secondly, we have the OG Tank, Winston. As a tank, he primarily has to act as frontline and defend his team, but his kit allows him to do much more. He has more burst damage potential and can finish enemies in a flash. His charge attack also serves as a play setter because it allows him to do many things and opens up play possibilities. Winston is more of a heads-on character whose primary approach is to get into the enemy’s face and do what Tanks essentially do.

      Weapons

      • Tesla Cannon: Left-clicking will fire a cone-shaped attack that does mediocre damage. Hold right-click to charge the Tesla Cannon. Release it to deal burst damage.
      • Primal Rage: Winston’s Ultimate. He gains 850 Health, 150 Armor Points, and 30% movement speed. Along with all these buffs, he goes into all Melee-type attacks and does 40 Damage on every hit. It also has a relatively low cast time of only 0.5 seconds.

      Abilities

      • Jump Pack: Winston jumps a great distance and deals damage upon landing.
      • Barrier Projection: It gives Winston a shield/barrier against the enemy’s damage and allows him to soak up a good amount of hits. This shield/barrier has a health of 700 and lasts 8 seconds when active. This barrier has a radius of 5 meters around Winston and has a short cast time of 0.1 seconds.

      Zarya

      Zarya Abilities.
      Zarya is best for heavy-attack-focused teams. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
      HeroZaryaZarya
      WeaponParticle CannonParticle Cannon Alt fire
      Effect typeBeam Arcing projectile
      Area of effect
      Damage85 per second at(0%) 170 per second at (100%)Enemy:9.4-47 (at 0%)
      Enemy: 19-95 (at 100%)
      Self: 4.7-23.5 (at 0%)
      Self: 9.5-47.5 (at 100%)
      Damage falloff range
      Headshot
      Proj. speed25 meters per second
      Range15 meters
      Radius0.15-meter beam width2.5-meter radius (explosion)
      0.2-meter radius (projectile)
      Fire rate20 rounds per second1-second recovery
      0.5 seconds recovery for primary
      Ammo100100
      Reload time1.5 seconds animation1.5 seconds animation

      Zarya is a tank that most people have mixed feelings about, but she objectively shines as a great character option. As a Tank, she has some of the best Damage output with her Bubbles and Cannon. If you properly play her and utilize her abilities, she can even dish out more damage than some DPS characters. She is a solid pick against a heavy attack-focused enemy team and can potentially turn the game around for your team.

      Weapons

      • Particle Cannon: Zarya’s primary weapon. It has two attack types. The first one is a beam attack that deals 75 to 170 damage/second, depending on how charged the gun is. The secondary attack is a grenade launcher for Energy (Passive). It has a range drop-off and also provides Zarya with movement speed.
      • Gravitation Surge: Zarya’s Ultimate. You can throw a gravity surge grenade to deal five damage/second in an area (stackable up to 17.5 damage). Lasts 3.5 seconds.

      Abilities

      • Particle Barrier: She gets a personal barrier of 200 health and a 1.5-meter radius around her that prevents her from taking any damage. It helps increase Zarya’s Energy (Passive), which allows her to output damage.
      • Projected Barrier: Zarya creates a shield around an ally with 200 health, lasting 2.5 seconds.
      • Energy: Zarya’s Passive. Energy is converted from the foe’s damage and translated into the damage output from the Particle Cannon. Energy use in the Particle cannon will lower by a 2.2% rate.

      Best Damage (DPS) Characters

      The three best Damage (DPS) characters have been mentioned below.

        Genji

        Genji in Overwatch 2.
        Genji is a fast-mobile DPS hero. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroGenjiGenjiGenji
        WeaponShurikenShuriken Alt fire Dragon Blade
        Effect typeProjectileProjectileMelee
        Damage2727110
        Headshot
        Proj. speed60 meters per second60 meters per second
        Range15 meters
        Radius0.1meter shuriken Radius0.1meter shuriken Radius
        Fire rate3 shurikens per 0.88 seconds3 shurikens per 0.68 seconds1 swing per 0.9 seconds
        Ammo2424-
        Reload time1.5 seconds animation1.5 seconds animation

        Genji is the all-time favorite ninja that everyone wants to play from Overwatch 1. With the launch of Overwatch 2, his resurgence was inevitable, and now that the game is more damage-oriented, Genji is shining in the meta. His kit has very high mobility, allowing him to maneuver around his foes, and even more excellent reflexes to dodge and reflect attacks. All this will enable him to dish out damage as well, and then the demise of his opponents is very effortless.

        Weapons

        • Shuriken: His Shuriken is his Primary attack and can be used in two ways. The first way is the Accurate Burst Throw, in which he throws 3 Shuriken in succession and does 29 damage per Shuriken. The second way is by throwing the Shuriken in an arc. This also has the same amount of damage, and the speed of each Shuriken is 60m/s.
        • Dragon Blade: Genji’s Ultimate. Genji unsheathes his Katana and goes ham on the enemy, only performing melee attacks and dealing 110 Damage. However, the attacks last only 6 seconds.

        Abilities

        • Deflect: Deflects any incoming projectiles or Melee attacks from the direction that he is facing. Cooldown: 8 seconds.
        • Swift Strike: Genji dashes forward to wherever he is facing and inflicts 50 damage on foes. If Genji manages to kill the enemy, the cooldown on Swift Strike is reset. Cooldown: 8 seconds
        • Cyber Agility: Genji can climb walls and double jump.

        Soldier 76

        Soldier 76, one of the best characters in Overwatch 2.
        Soldier 76 is the best DPS character for beginners. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroSoldier-76
        WeaponHeavy Pulse Rifle
        Effect typeHitscan
        Damage5.4-18
        Damage falloff range30-50 meters
        Headshot
        Fire rate9 rounds per second
        ~0.22 seconds recovery for the shoot if stops
        Ammo30
        Reload time1.5 seconds animation

        Soldier 76, also known as the Tutorial champ, is usually not preferred by players because of his basic looks and straightforward mechanics. He is easy to grasp and not complex, perfect for beginners. His simplicity makes him stand out, and the diversity in his kit keeps him in the current meta. He has everything to offer, from reasonable damage to healing and an infinite dash with an easy-to-execute ultimate.

        Weapons

        • Heavy Pulse Rifle: An Automatic Assault Rifle with a fire rate of 10 Bullets/Second and a damage of 18. Magazine capacity: 30.
        • Tactical Visor: Soldier 76’s Ultimate. It lets all your shots connect with the enemy and give a guaranteed hit. It aims your Rifle at the target, and you shoot. It lasts 6 seconds.

        Abilities

        • Sprint: Basic sprinting ability. No cooldown.
        • Biotic Field: Creates a healing field that heals you and your allies for 35 health/second. The maximum health you can gain is 175. The cooldown is 15 seconds, and the field is deployed for 5 seconds.
        • Helix Rockets: Launches rockets that explode on impact and have an AOE effect, dealing 120 damage in an area of 3 meters.

        Tracer

        Tracer Abilities.
        Tracer is perfect for swift movements around the map. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroTracer
        WeaponPulse Pistols
        Effect type Hitscan
        Damage1.5-5.5 per bullet 3-11 per shot
        Damage falloff range13-20 meters
        Headshot
        Fire rate20 shots per second
        Ammo40
        Reload time1-second animation

        If you’ve played Overwatch 1 before, you probably have heard about Tracer. She is the face of DPS characters in Overwatch, and in the latest installment, it’s no different. Being the face of the game, you would consider her the most played, but don’t be misled. She is a complicated character to master properly and requires masterful execution. She has a very burst-based damaging kit that can be utilized to annihilate the enemy team’s squishies. 

        Weapons

        • Pulse Pistol: Basic pistols with a high fire rate of 20 shots/second and a short range.
        • Pulse Bomb: Tracer’s Ultimate. It’s a sticky bomb that can stick to platforms and enemies. If you stick it onto an enemy, the bomb explodes, dealing damage. If you are in the blast radius, you’ll also get damaged.

        Abilities

        • Blink: She can teleport an average of 7 meters in the direction she is moving. You get two charges to utilize, which consistently refresh.
        • Recall: Tracer goes back in time to where she had her last given health and ammo. She can return almost 3 seconds in the path and return to the given position.

        Best Support Characters

        The three best Support characters have been mentioned below:

        Kiriko

        Kirko Abilities.
        Kiriko allows for a diverse Support playstyle. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroKirikoKiriko
        WeaponHealing OfudaKunai
        Effect typeProjectileProjectile
        Damage40 - 120 (Body/Headshot)
        Damage falloff range15-35 meters
        Headshot✓ (3x multiplier)
        Healing13 per talisman, 26 per burst
        Proj. speed20 meters per second (homing)
        14 meters per second (non-homing)
        90 meters per second
        Range35 meters (lock on)
        Radius0.15-meter beam width
        Fire rate~0.2 seconds per burst
        1-second ammo recovery
        Full clip every ~1.8 seconds
        1 shot per .55 seconds
        Ammo1015
        Reload time1 second

        Kiriko is a support but capable of so much more as a Character. She has healing abilities to help sustain her team, but her damage output and mobility are where she shines. Not to mention her temporary invulnerability that allows her team to make plays. Overall, Kiriko has the potential to be the most diverse character in terms of playstyle.

        Weapons

        • Healing of Uda: It transmits bursts of healing talismans that can look for your allies and heal them. It has 2 phases: one in which the talismans actively seek out the allies and go to them, and the other is the stationary phase, where the talismans are just passively at one spot. This also has around ten rounds for the weapon.
        • Kunai: These are projectiles that, when thrown at the enemy, deal a critical amount of damage, even above 110 when hit in the face.
        • Kitsune Rush: Kirikos’ Ultimate. Once she activates this ability, she summons a fox spirit that grants herself and her team significant benefits, including boosted movement speed, attack speed, and reduced cooldown. Allies must be in the path of the spirit.

        Abilities

        • Swift Step: Kiriko can teleport 30-35 meters. Cooldown: 7 seconds.
        • Protection Suzu: Kiriko removes status debuffs for herself and her allies while also becoming invulnerable to damage.
        • Wall Climb: She can jump on walls and climb them.

        Lucio

        Lucio in Overwatch 2.
        Lucio is a damage-dealing Support. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroLúcio
        WeaponSonic Amplifier
        Damage20
        Headshot
        Proj. speed50m/s
        Fire rate1 burst per 0.93 seconds
        recovery stops while using melee
        Ammo20
        Reload time1.5 seconds Animation

        Lucio is delightful and one of the best characters because he can do almost everything considered fun. Lucio has an elementary kit and can passively do much for his team by giving them buffs. However, the fun part of Lucio is his maneuverability around the map. Positioning-wise, he is very beneficial because of his speed boost, and he also has one of the highest win rates as a supporting character in Overwatch 2.

        Weapons

        • Sonic Amplifier: This weapon deals relatively lower damage. You can still do 75-80 damage if you hit four consecutive shots. Magazine capacity: 20.
        • Sound Barrier: Lucio’s Ultimate. After Lucio activates this ability, all the allies in a 30-meter radius get another health bar in the form of shields. The shields last 7 seconds or until they are destroyed entirely.

        Abilities

        • Crossfade: Lucio grants his allies within a radius a heal of 16/second. If they leave the radius, the healing will continue for a second. Lucio also gives his allies 25% extra movement speed.
        • Amp It Up: Crossfade’s effects are boosted for 3 seconds. The movement speed boost is increased to 60% and the healing to 52/second. Cooldown: 12 seconds.
        • Soundwave: A giant shockwave knocks enemies off the map.
        • Wall Ride: Lucio can attach to and run along walls and jump from one wall to another.

        Ana

        Ana Support character.
        Ana is a Support plus DPS character. (Image captured by me: Abubakar Minhas)
        HeroAna
        WeaponBiotic Rifle
        Effect type Projectile (unscoped)
        Hitscan (scoped)
        Damage75 over 0.58 seconds
        Damage falloff range15-35 meters
        Headshotx
        Healing75 over 0.58 seconds
        Proj. speed125 meters per second (unscoped)
        Radius0.3 meters radius (allies)
        As hitscan shoot (vs wall, shield or enemy)
        Fire rate0.8 seconds recovery
        Recovery stops while using melee
        Recovery stops while zooming in/out
        Ammo15
        Reload time1.5 seconds animation

        As a support, Ana is a crucial character to keep players alive in your team. Her healing is beneficial, and her offense with the darts can be even more helpful. The good thing about Ana is that her healing buff from the Biotic Grenade doesn’t only get affected by her Darts alone, but also all other external factors for healing are boosted.

        Weapons

        • Biotic Rifle: Ana’s primary weapon that deals a significant amount of damage to enemies and, when pointed at an ally, heals them with a lingering effect. Right-clicking opens the sight for this weapon. Biotic Rifle can hold up to 15 bullets.
        • Nano Boost: Ana’s Ultimate. Boosts an ally’s damage resistance by 50%, damage output by 50%, and HP by 250.

        Abilities

        • Sleep Dart: A sharp dart that puts enemies to sleep. The effect lasts 5 seconds if the enemy takes no hits. Hitting the enemy ends the sleep state in just 0.5 seconds.
        • Biotic Grenade: A grenade you can throw on the allies to heal them and boost their healing effects. Enemies take damage from the grenade and also get a debuff of getting less healing.

        My Thoughts

        Overwatch 2 features a diverse roster of characters, ranging from Tanks and DPS heroes to Supports. I highly suggest experimenting with the different character classes and figuring out which playstyle is perfect for you. Take my list above with a grain of salt since other characters will work in different scenarios. But the ones I’ve listed are the most popular and resourceful in the current meta.

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