Introducing new heroes to the Tank and Support roles is always exciting, as they can completely shift the metagame and force players to change their playestyle entirely. Sigma is definitely not an easy hero to play on a top level, it requires great mechanics as well as game sense to truly excel at with this astrophysicist.
Finally, we have a new high skill-cap support hero to play with in Overwatch. Baptiste just hit the streets and we can already see that the term “battle-medic” is certainly true for this fella.
Brigitte brought a really tanky anti-dive support option to the table. Some might say she is too easy to play, but great positioning and deep understanding of her kit is extremely important to separate you from the average Brigitte player.
When it comes to support heroes, Lucio is the original “must have” hero in your team. Obviously as time passed by, changes happened, meta-games shifted and we don’t necessarily see him in every composition, but that doesn’t mean Lucio is not useful.
Torbjörn can be a really strong defensive hero with decent supporting thanks to his armor packs, and even without his turret he is capable of dealing respectable damage, be it long range or close range.
Supporting can often feel like you are missing out on real action, just aiding your team kind of like a babysitter. Well, that is not the case with Zenyatta as he can dish out insane damage, sometimes even outshining his main damage dealer teammates.
Anchor tanks can be a bit boring to play, forcing you to play slow and close range, but Orisa gives you the ability to deal respectable damage from a distance and also to do some sweet plays with your Halt ability.
Bastion is one of the cheesiest, most annoying heroes in the realm of Overwatch, especially in lower SR games. However, there are multiple ways to use the hero’s strengths to your advantage against high skilled teams too.
Think of Mei as an off-tank utility hero that can mess up the enemy team in multiple tricky ways. We are going to focus on more specific counter-plays in this article to give you some ideas that you can use apart from the basic play style.
Zarya is a challenging tank to play well, as she is the softest of all the tanks without any real defensive abilities for your teammates, apart from the Projected Barrier that lasts 2 seconds, but at the same time, she is insanely rewarding to play once you get the hang of it.
Sombra has always been in a weird place as a damage hero and professional teams almost exclusively played her as on off-support on some control point maps. Thanks to the recent rework though, Sombra is much more versatile and fluid than ever before.
A first person shooter would be nothing without a dedicated sniper class or weapon and that is no different when it comes to Overwatch. In most similar games snipers usually don’t have high mobility, but oh boy, this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to Widowmaker.
The power level of Hanzo has always been a highly discussed topic in the Overwatch community. Higher level teams barely picked him because of inconsistency, but lower SR players were furious about the one shot potential of Scatter Arrow.
Roadhog was an extremely unfair hero to play against for a long time. His ability to instantly pick off most characters in the game without any help made him too strong and annoying.
Everyone’s favorite monkey… I mean scientist has been dominating the Overwatch competitive scene as a main tank for a long time.
Genji, the cyber-ninja quickly became a fan favorite character. His diverse kit enables you to do the flashiest of plays, jumping all over the place while rapidly finishing off your targets one by one.
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Reinhardt is the staple main tank of our beloved game. Most people call him an anchor tank, meaning that he is extremely slow, forcing his team to gather around him in order to be able to defend them well.
Mercy is probably the most played support hero in Overwatch. She is an inviting character for newcomers, due to the fact that precise aiming is not a requirement to play her at a decent level.
People tend to think of cowboys and outlaws as lone wolves, but it could not be further from the truth when it comes to McCree. He is a powerful damage dealer and anti-flanker who excels at fending off the likes of Genji and Tracer.
D.Va is the most versatile option out of any tank heroes in the game at the moment. She has had several reworks and tweaks and still manages to be a top a tier pick, fitting in basically every popular team composition.
Junkrat is a versatile character mostly used to lock down parts of the map, making it really hard for the enemy team to push into those areas. By doing raw, uncontrolled damage, Junkrat is a force to reckon with.
If you were playing arena shooters back in the old days, there is certainly a high chance that Pharah is a great fit for you. Her main weapon, the Rocket Launcher, is appetizing for veterans and newcomers alike.
Tracer is the face of Overwatch. Playing her to a good standard isn’t for the faint-hearted. She has one of the game’s most innovative and exciting ability kits.
Ever wondered why is Soldier:76 the first character you’re introduced to in Overwatch’s tutorial? Well, he represents the most familiar shooter archetype amongst all the heroes of the game.
Moira joined the support hero pool as a breath of fresh air among other characters without real offensive potential, apart from Zenyatta. Although you can be aggressive with this hero (and you actually have to be), that doesn’t mean you can’t help your team with your insane burst healing abilities.