The first season of Overwatch 2 is underway, and the meta is slowly becoming apparent. Whether you’re a newcomer or a returning veteran to the Overwatch competitive scene, you’re probably wondering which heroes are the best in the current meta. We’re here to answer that with our Overwatch 2 tier list, ranking the best tanks, DPS, and support heroes in the game.
As a disclaimer, tier lists are always controversial, and there will undoubtedly be some people that disagree with rankings. However, this OW2 tier list is based on hero win rate, effectiveness, and all-around usefulness in competitive mode.
Overwatch 2 Tier List
- S-Tier: D.Va, Zarya, Genji, Sojourn, Lucio, Sombra, Kiriko
- A-Tier: Orisa, Sigma, Winston, Reaper, Ana, Ashe, Tracer, Baptiste
- B-Tier: Zenyatta, Moira, Echo, Reinhardt, Brigitte
- C-Tier: Mei, Widowmaker, Cassidy, Soldier 76, Hanzo, Pharah, Wrecking Ball, Torbjörn, Roadhog, Mercy
- D-Tier: Junker Queen, Bastion, Junkrat, Symmetra, Doomfist
Overwatch 2 Tank Tier List
- S-Tier: D.Va, Zarya
- A-Tier: Orisa, Sigma, Winston
- B-Tier: Reinhardt, Roadhog
- C-Tier: Junker Queen, Doomfist
Overwatch 2 DPS Tier List
- S-Tier: Sombra, Genji, Sojourn,
- A-Tier: Tracer, Ashe, Reaper
- B-Tier: Echo, Cassidy, Hanzo, Pharah, Soldier 76, Widowmaker, Torbjörn
- C-Tier: Junkrat, Bastion, Mei, Symmetra
Overwatch 2 Support Tier List
- S-Tier: Lucio, Kiriko
- A-Tier: Ana, Baptiste
- B-Tier: Brigitte, Zenyatta, Moira
- C-Tier: Mercy
Best Characters in Overwatch 2
The best characters in the first competitive season of Overwatch 2 are:
D.Va is currently perhaps the best tank in the game, next to Zarya. D.Va’s extended Defensive Matrix, the short cooldown on Micro Missiles, and the buff on Boosters make this hero a force to be reckoned with, especially on maps with lots of high-ground vantage points.
Zarya is also one of the best tanks in the game, next to D.Va. While Zarya does not have as much mobility, she’ll dominate the flat ground with insane damage, bubbles, and high energy. Zarya can also be a good counter against an enemy D.Va, as she renders D.Va’s Defense Matrix useless.
Genji has always been a top damage role hero in Overwatch, and he’s even better now thanks to the Role: Damage passive, which gives all damage roles a burst of speed after eliminating an enemy. Genji is the king of mobility, and the hero is a great pick for anyone who excels at fast-paced gameplay. A great Genji player can always turn the tides and single-handedly carry a competitive game.
Sombra was a character that had a somewhat low win rate in the beta and therefore received some major buffs. Some might argue the buffs are too strong, speaking to the Hack ability lockout duration being nearly doubled from 1 second to 1.75 seconds. She also benefits greatly from the Role: Damage passive, allowing her to stay in the enemy backlines for longer.
Thanks to his speed and movement, Lucio is the epitome of a hard-to-kill hero. Not only that, but he can also be a nuisance to singled-out characters and prove deadly, whether it’s a lone DPS or support. Of course, you can’t forget the Amp It Up ability for excellent area-of-effect healing and the Sound Barrier ultimate to enable a push.
Finally, a note about Kiriko: this hero is currently disabled for ranked play at the time of writing. However, in beta, this character proved to be an S-Tier hero with a high skill cap. Kunai is tough to use, and the healing is not massive, but she will be one of the best flex support characters in competitive when the time comes.
That’s our Overwatch 2 tier list, ranking the best tanks, DPS, and support heroes in the game. We’ll update this list as the meta evolves to adjust the rankings as necessary. Hopefully, if you’re a beginner or just returning to the game, this list provides insight into which heroes to practice.
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