Best Heroes in Overwatch 2: Tier List Rankings (Mid Season 6)

Best Heroes in Overwatch 2: Tier List Rankings (Mid Season 6)

Overwatch 2 Tier List Rankings – The Best Heroes

In this tier list, we’ve got you covered with the best heroes in Overwatch 2.

We’ve updated our tier list for Mid-Season 6 and the release of the newest hero, Illari.

Let’s dive in!

Here are our rankings for the best heroes in Overwatch 2:

Tier Overwatch 2 Tier List
  • Damage: Hanzo, Tracer, Sojourn, Bastion
  • Tank: Zarya, D.Va, Ramattra, Orisa
  • Support: Ana, Baptiste, Kiriko
  • Damage: Ashe, Echo, Soldier: 76, Torbjorn
  • Tank: Doomfist, Junker Queen, Sigma
  • Support: Illari, Lifeweaver, Brigitte, Lucio
  • Damage: Genji, Widowmaker, Cassidy, Pharah, Sombra, Symmetra, Junkrat, Mei, Reaper
  • Tank: Wrecking Ball, Reinhardt, Winston
  • Support: Zenyatta, Moira, Mercy
  • Damage: None
  • Tank: Roadhog
  • Support:None

For a visual reference of our Overwatch 2 tier list, check out our infographic below:

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Note that the heroes are organized by difficulty for new players/beginners who haven’t tried them yet.

Orange represents a high/hard skill floor, Blue represents an average skill floor, and Green represents a low/easy skill floor.

Overwatch 2 Tier List Commentary

As always with our tier lists, we want to highlight that we believe that the player always matters more than the character you play as.

If you have an off-meta main that is working for you, by all means, no need to switch! Keep rocking it.

This list is more to understand if one of your characters is favorable in the current meta, or to help players that have run into a plataeu.

Quick Notes

Fundamental Differences from Overwatch 1

Since you’re here, there’s a good chance that you already know the core differences between Overwatch and Overwatch 2.

If not, know that there are some kit adjustments across the hero cast. Be sure to know what has changed for your hero pool before diving into ranked.

The other major change to know is that now, there are five players instead of six (sorry to all you sixth men and women out there). This means that there are now one tanks instead of two.

Although it depends on the comp and the map, in general, this means that there is a noticeable decrease in the amount of crowd control and shields in the game.

There will be less instances of just defaulting to deathball teamfights and more instances of skirmishes and duels that happen.

How tiers work

In S-tier, you’ll find the best heroes in Overwatch 2 which will be very present in almost all maps and comp combinations.

A-tier heroes are still great choices but tend to be present for fewer maps than S-tier characters in pro play. However, in some situations, A-tier characters might shine more than S-tier characters.

In B-tier, we’re continuing the trend of heroes that have lower overall presence and are even more specialized. Some heroes here are just worse versions or downgrades of heroes in a similar niche above them (such as Ashe usually being the better choice over Cassidy).

Lastly, we have the Situational batch of heroes in the C-tier section. These heroes are rarely seen in comparison to their peers and are usually pulled out for specific halves or holds on a very small pool of maps. If you’re having success with them, by all means, keeping playing them.

The Best Damage (DPS) Heroes

Tier Overwatch 2 Damage (DPS) Tier List
S Hanzo, Tracer, Sojourn, Bastion
A Ashe, Echo, Soldier: 76, Torbjorn
B Genji, Widowmaker, Cassidy, Pharah, Sombra, Symettera, Junkrat, Mei, Reaper
C None

Season 6 has bestowed a whole bag of buffs upon Bastion. Even with the slight nerfs he received with the mid-season patch, he was still so overpowered the devs already put out a hotfix two days later to revert his armor restore in turret form.

The armor nerf is more significant than the previous nerf, but still not enough to stop Bastion from being an easy pick to turn around a losing game when you just need insane burst damage. While Bastion has always been somewhat strong at lower ranks, he currently remains strong through every rank and skill level.

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For the DPS roster, spam damage is the name of the game with Bastion, Torbjörn, and Hanzo making advancing into them feel almost impossible. Torbjörn is the strongest he’s been in a very long time.

The reworks to his turret and primary fire actually made him a better spam character than before. Torbjörn is very strong at holding down sight lines, angles, and objectives. Paired with his Overload, his damage output and survivability make him extremely difficult to eliminate.

The Best Tank Heroes

Tier Overwatch 2 Tank Tier List
S Zarya, D.VA, Junker Queen, Ramattra, Orisa
A Doomfist, Junker Queen, Sigma
B Wrecking Ball, Reinhardt, Winston
C Roadhog

The current tank meta is dynamic in its nature. The S tier tanks can all play well into each other, but can also counter one another. Counter-picking as Tank this season will be more dependent on team composition, map and game mode rather than focusing on the Tank to Tank match up.

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Zarya has been giga-buffed into being the most oppressive tank. Her more frequent, larger and stronger bubbles equate to not only greater and more frequent damage mitigation, but also makes it easier to maintain a higher average energy! Zarya faces off favorably into Orisa who has previously been an almost unkillable point presence this past season.

Additionally, D.Va can end up being free ult charge for Zarya since Defense Matrix doesn’t eat Zarya’s beam. Zarya, “countering” D.Va is going to be Map dependent, since D.Va has much greater usefulness than Zarya on Maps with strong high ground positions and really open positions where Zarya has trouble closing the distance to deal damage to the enemy team.

The Best Support Heroes

Tier Overwatch 2 Support Tier List
S Ana, Baptiste, Kiriko
A Illari, Lifeweaver, Brigitte, Lucio
B Zenyatta, Moira, Mercy
C None

Season 6 has been a great season for Support Heroes overall. Support feels very impactful this season compared to many of the previous Overwatch 2 seasons where Support players often felt they were at the mercy of their teammates’ ability to win or lose the game for them. Kiriko, Baptiste, Ana, and Illari all possess the ability to win One vs. One with DPS heroes, can output damage numbers near DPS levels, and have strong Ultimates that can turn the tides of a team fight.

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Kiriko’s recent Kunai and Suzu changes continue to serve her well and keep her solidified as the strongest support hero. The increased Kunai rate of fire and bodyshot damage resulted in Kiriko providing even more offensive pressure than before the changes and allowed Kiriko to be extremely effective in both close-range and long-range engagements.

While Lifeweaver’s buffs have allowed him to be actually usable, his damage lags so far behind the meta Support Heroes, he simply struggles to carry games because his greatest strength is his healing output and ability to prolong fights. Compared to the top tier Supports, he seems to prevent fight loses rather than being the one who can actually make fight winning plays.

Overwatch 2’s newest support hero, Illari, has Outbrust-ed herself among the strongest Supports. Illari’s ultimate, Captive Sun, paired with other Ultimates or Cooldowns that either group the enemy together or have good burst damage, make for easy explosion detonation and an almost guaranteed fight win!

The only issue has been the large hitbox of Captive Sun has made it easy for D.Va to Defense Matrix to nullify the ult. Illari’s Primary fire hitbox is massive for a hitscan making headshots more feasible than anticipated on her release.

The amount of leniency Overwatch 2 gives to Illari’s Solar Rifle is more similar to Projectile hitboxes like Hanzo or Mei than it is to other hitscans like Soldier: 76 or Cassidy.

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