32 Powerful Overwatch Characters Explained With Abilities

Overwatch Characters

Out of a total of 32 playable heroes in Overwatch Characters, Still, one fact that remains intact in the game is that each Hero offers an entirely distinctive style while playing. Every Hero is specifically assigned a specific rule: Tank, Damage, and Support. The team’s design should be such that it should have only one Hero.

However, quite surprisingly some Arcade game mode allows more than one. Using spawn room gives an option to the player to switch the Hero.

The entire game’s limelight or Heroes comes from a ton of various national/ethnic backgrounds. They occasionally even speak in their native language. With the help of ultimate abilities, each character can perform a deadly attack on enemy players.

Classification Overwatch Characters

The hero roster is expected to be the same for the upcoming Overwatch 2. With coming updates, the game adds new characters and corresponding updates.

The entire classification of Heroes in the game is done based on three major groups

  • Tank
  • Damage
  • Support

Each of them is further is divided into numerous bifurcation based on their skills and difficulty they are ranked.

List of all Overwatch Characters

As of 2021, there are 32 playable characters in Overwatch. The complete list is as follows –

  • Ana
  • Ashe
  • Baptiste
  • Bastion
  • Brigitte
  • D.Va
  • Doomfist
  • Echo
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • Junkrat
  • Lúcio
  • McCree
  • Mei
  • Mercy
  • Moira
  • Orisa
  • Pharah
  • Reaper
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Sigma
  • Soldier: 76
  • Sombra
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjörn
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker
  • Winston
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya
  • Zenyatta

Overwatch Characters: Tank Heroes

  1. D.VA
  2. ORISA
  3. REINHARDT
  4. ROADHOG
  5. SIGMA
  6. WINSTON
  7. WRECKING BALL
  8. ZARYA

D.VA

Overwatch Characters: Tank Heroes

D.Va’s Overwatch Characters are agile and strong—You could even blast away the entire sector using her twin fusion canons. However, this feature is limited and comes only for the short-range. She is equipped well to occasionally use its Boosters to barrel upcoming enemies and obstacles. Her precision lies in using the projectile-dismantling Defense Matrix.

Biography

  • Real Name: Hana Song, Age: 19
  • Occupation: Pro Gamer (previously), Mech Pilot
  • The base of Operations: Busan, South Korea
  • Affiliation: Mobile Exo-Force of the Korean Army

ABILITIES

FUSION CANNONS

Equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons, D, VA’s mech is well suited for this purpose. These rotating cannons bombard high-damage heavy fire without even arising the need to reload. As everything comes with flaws, too, in this case, D.VA’s moves have slowed all cause of this heavy bombarding rotating canons.

LIGHT GUN

The feature despite being out of her mechanical reach, D.Va can very well continue its fight with her mid-range automatic boosters.

BOOSTERS

She uses her boosters incisively by launching herself into the air and momentum carrying her forward into the air. It’s well important for her enemies to be aware that her hidden gem is to change the barrel’s direction towards her enemies and completely knocking them off.

DEFENSE MATRIX

What might appear shocking, D.Va can effortlessly maintain front-facing targeting missiles for a shorter period. These missiles are designed to stop any incoming projectile.

MICRO MISSILES

Like mortars, D.Va can launch a barrage of eruptive rockets.

SELF-DESTRUCT

The self-destruct, as the name suggests, D.Va uses it to eject her mechanical upgrades and sets its arch reactor to explode into smaller fragments, resulting in massive damage.

CALL MECH

In the case where her armed battle suit is out of function, D.Va can use her remarkable ability to recall a fresh mech and carry forward with her fray.

Orisa

Serving as the team’s central archer, Orisa is always there to defend her teammates and acts as a protecting barrier against upcoming attacks. Her skills and capabilities let her continue her job as center anchor of the team. She is trained so to attack from long-range, secure defenses and even initiate gravitational charges to sedate enemies.

Even all this isn’t enough to stop her once she finishes with traditional attacks. She moves on with advanced attacks by launching a supercharger to boost and speed up all the allies’ damage output at the same time.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Orisa, Age: 1 month
  • Occupation: Guardian Robot
  • The base of Operations: Numbani
  • Affiliation: None

ABILITIES

FUSION DRIVER

Her automatic cannon can fly projectiles to deliver sustained yet increasing damage, but the only drawback is slow speed.

FORTIFY

This ability lets her temporarily minimize the damage she takes. This also aids in action-impairing effects. This ability makes her powerful among Overwatch Characters.

HALT!

Orisa revamps by setting in gravitational motion charges, which can be detonated letting to slowing the enemy’s moves nearby and pulling them even more close to the explosion.

PROTECTIVE BARRIER

The name itself is self-explanatory, where Orissa throws a protective barrier between herself and the enemies—shielding herself from enemy attacks.

SUPERCHARGER

This is a device that acts as a healing mech.

REINHARDT

You will find him dressed in armor, which is drenched in powder and a hammer swinging in his arms. Her expertise is in firing rocket-propelled charges across the entire battleground. He also plays a keen role as pack leader where his duty is to defend his squadmates from a massive barrier.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Reinhardt Wilhelm, Age: 61
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

ROCKET HAMMER

Rocket Hammer should not be confused with its name as it sits real ability is to act as a tumult weapon halting crowds’ gathering.

BARRIER FIELD

The barrier field is a forward-facing masterpiece of innovation that can absorb massive amounts of substantial damage before finally being destroyed. The major drawback is that it could not be clubbed with firing weapons and acts only as a physical barrier.

CHARGE

The charge fourth pinpoints its enemy in the straight line, making it only effective for the first enemy in his path while neglecting rest.

FIRE STRIKE

This is achieved by whipping and swinging his hammer in a forwarding direction. All these deals in a firing projectile are erupting megavolts of damage.

EARTHSHATTER

As the name itself gives hints, slamming the hammer in the ground and creating a resembles earth been shattered or enemies being eliminated. Earthshatter have good usage to gain Crowd Control among Overwatch Characters.

ROADHOG

Roadhog might appear much more violent than the other popular characters because of the fact that he first uses his well-known signature chain to ring the enemy closer just enough before he can blast them into pieces with his gun.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Mako Rutledge, Age: 48
  • Occupation: Enforcer (formerly), Bodyguard
  • The base of Operations: Junkertown, Australia (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Junkers (formerly)

ABILITIES

SCRAP GUN

This gun fires a short-range yet wide-spreading shrapnel. These sharpnels are insanely good in damaging the Overwatch Characters with a quick burst.

TAKE A BREATHER

Roadhog uses to restore his health for a short period of time.

CHAIN HOOK

Roadhog swings his chain for the chance to hook the target and then blast him.

WHOLE HOG

This is a top-loader, which occasionally he uses.

SIGMA

Most people out there call him an eccentric astrophysicist cause of his eccentric love for destructive weaponry science. He is ma to control gravity in an orbital experiment.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Siebren de Kuiper, Age: 62
  • Occupation: Astrophysicist
  • The base of Operations: The Hague, Netherlands (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Talon

ABILITIES

HYPERSPHERES

These two spheres are nothing but charge, which initially ounces for some time before blasting.

EXPERIMENTAL BARRIER

Sigma is mad to propel a floating hindrance to a location of his choosing.

KINETIC GRASP

Sigma uses them to freeze any incoming projectiles in midair only.

ACCRETION

Collecting mass of the entries then flinging it onto enemies.

WINSTON

Winston is known to last an impressive Tesla canon and combine with a jump pack to further an enemy’s damage. He is one of the famous heroes among Overwatch Characters regarding his aim.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Winston, Age: 29
  • Occupation: Scientist, Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

TESLA CANNON

Winston’s this weapon basically fires a mid-range electric barrage.

JUMP PACK

JUMP PACK is basically assisted by his energy pack, which he uses to lung into the air.

BARRIER PROJECTOR

Winston’s barrier projector is used to absorb any incoming damage by surrounding the damaging weapon with a bubble.

WRECKING BALL

Wrecking Ball is a type of robotic device which simply rolls over the ground, writhing damage with his weapons.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Hammond, Age: 14
  • Occupation: Mech Pilot, Mechanic
  • The base of Operations: Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly), Junkertown (formerly)
  • Affiliation: None

ABILITIES

QUAD CANNONS

Wrecking Ball’s this weapon tears apart any damaging enemy’s weapon at a short distance.

ROLL

This maneuver is where Wrecking Ball transforms into a ball and increases its momentum.

PILEDRIVER

He uses the job of all that is bouncing up and down, eliminating enemies.

MINEFIELD

Wrecking Ball here deploys a series of mines that burst into fragments upon contact.

ZARYA

We are sure you wouldn’t have listened to anything similar to this, but she can actually convert any incoming missile into a shield, and that what makes her quite unique.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Aleksandra Zaryanova, Age: 28
  • Occupation: Soldier
  • The base of Operations: Krasnoyarsk Front, Russia
  • Affiliation: Russian Defense Forces

ABILITIES

PARTICLE CANNON

Zarya’s uses it to reign short range of destructive energy over the opponent.

PARTICLE BARRIER

The Particle Cannon emits a barrier, which acts as a shield for her.

PROJECTED BARRIER

Zarya quickly surrounds one of her crew with this as it basically surrounds and converts damage into healing.

Overwatch Characters: Damage Heroes

Overwatch Characters: Damage Heroes

ASHE

What might seem funny at first, but her fire made from the side of her hip makes her as lethal as no one else is in the game. With the cowboy update, all the powerful Overwatch Characters got changed. As Ashe is one of them quickly soared to the top spot in the game.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Elizabeth Caledonia “Calamity” Ashe, Age: 39
  • Occupation: Thief, Gang Leader
  • The base of Operations: Deadlock Gorge, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Affiliation: Deadlock Gang

ABILITIES

  • THE VIPER
  • DYNAMITE
  • COACH GUN
  • B.O.B.

BASTION

She is known for her repair protocol and the ability to transform in between stationary assault.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: S.S.T. Laboratories Siege Automaton E54, “Bastion,” Age: 30
  • Occupation: Battle Automaton
  • The base of Operations: Unknown
  • Affiliation: None

ABILITIES

  • CONFIGURATION: RECON
  • CONFIGURATION: SENTRY
  • RECONFIGURE
  • SELF-REPAIR
  • CONFIGURATION: TANK

DOOMFIST

The name itself contains the letter oom in it, making her much more imposing. Doomfist is known for his early boarding damage with Hand Cannon.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Akande Ogundimu, Age: 45
  • Occupation: Mercenary
  • The base of Operations: Oyo, Nigeria
  • Affiliation: Talon

ABILITIES

  • HAND CANNON
  • SEISMIC SLAM
  • RISING UPPERCUT
  • ROCKET PUNCH
  • METEOR STRIKE

ECHO

One of the most revolutionary Robots creates in the game. Is capable of making high attention seeking decision with a rapid situation adapting A.I.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Echo, Age: Classified
  • Occupation: Multirole Adaptive Robot
  • The base of Operations: Switzerland (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Overwatch

ABILITIES

  • TRI-SHOT
  • FLIGHT
  • GLIDE
  • DUPLICATE

GENJI

He can fling his deadly Shrukien at his target within no time. What adds to the beauty is his advanced knowledge in technology advanced the katana sword.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Genji Shimada, Age: 35
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Shambali Monastery, Nepal
  • Affiliation: Shimada Clan (formerly), Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • SHURIKEN
  • DEFLECT
  • SWIFT STRIKE
  • DRAGON BLADE

HANZO

Hanzo’s dynamic and versatile arrows can show his enemies How to strike in fragments and to select multiple targets at the same time.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Hanzo Shimada, Age: 38
  • Occupation: Mercenary, Assassin
  • The base of Operations: Hanamura, Japan (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Shimada Clan

ABILITIES

  • STORM BOW
  • STORM ARROWS
  • LUNGE
  • DRAGON STRIKE

JUNKRAT

Junkrat’s is known for his area-denying arsenals and mostly frag grenades and launchers.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Jamison Fawkes, Age: 25
  • Occupation: Anarchist, Thief, Demolitionist, Mercenary, Scavenger
  • The base of Operations: Junkertown, Australia (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Junkers (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • FRAG LAUNCHER
  • CONCUSSION MINE
  • STEEL TRAP
  • TOTAL MAYHEM
  • RIP-TIRE

McCree

You will find her almost every time armed with his Peacekeeper revolver. She is known to select her target with utmost precision.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Jesse McCree, Age: 37
  • Occupation: Bounty Hunter
  • The base of Operations: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • PEACEKEEPER
  • COMBAT ROLE
  • FLASHBANG

MEI

Mei’s is known for its weather-altering devices, which she uses timely to slow opponents and protect her real locations.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Mei-Ling Zhou, Age: 31
  • Occupation: Climatologist, Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Xi’an, China (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • ENDOTHERMIC BLASTER
  • CRYO-FREEZER
  • ICE WALL
  • BLIZZARD

Pharah

Flying through the vanishing air, she is well capable in her armor to launch high-velocity ammunitions on enemies.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Fareeha Amari, Age: 32
  • Occupation: Security Chief
  • The base of Operations: Giza, Egypt
  • Affiliation: Helix Security International

ABILITIES

  • ROCKET LAUNCHER
  • JUMP JET
  • BARRAGE

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Unknown, Age: Unknown
  • Occupation: Mercenary
  • The base of Operations: Unknown
  • Affiliation: Unknown

ABILITIES

  • HELLFIRE SHOTGUNS
  • WRAITH FORM
  • SHADOW STEP
  • DEATH BLOSSOM

Soldier: 76

With its very unique name, he comes armed with cutting-edge weaponry, which further includes an experimental pulse rifle capable of firing ammo of helix rockets.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Unknown, Age: Unknown
  • Occupation: Vigilante
  • The base of Operations: Unknown
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • HEAVY PULSE RIFLE
  • HELIX ROCKETS
  • BIOTIC FIELD
  • TACTICAL VISOR

Sombra

At present, she is one of the top best infiltrators. What makes her special is her calculation precision and judgment of Stealth and debilitating attacks.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Age: 30
  • Occupation: Hacker
  • The base of Operations: Dorado, Mexico
  • Affiliation: Talon, Los Muertos (formerly)

ABILITIES

  • MACHINE PISTOL
  • HACK
  • STEALTH
  • TRANSLOCATOR
  • EMP

Symmetra

Symmetra precisely uses and utilizes her Photon blasting Projector to any incoming projectile from enemy troops. She is without a doubt one of the powerful Overwatch Characters.

ABILITIES

  • PHOTON PROJECTOR
  • SENTRY TURRET
  • TELEPORTER
  • PHOTON BARRIER

Torbjörn

Torbjörn’s major weapon list includes a rivet gun, hammer, and a personal forge that he can use to build turrets.

ABILITIES

  • RIVET GUN
  • FORGE HAMMER
  • DEPLOY TURRET
  • OVERLOAD
  • MOLTEN CORE

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Torbjörn Lindholm, Age: 57
  • Occupation: Weapons Designer
  • The base of Operations: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

Tracer

Hoisting twin impulse pistols and a ton of energy-based time bombs make her well equipped to battle against the wrong side of the world.

ABILITIES

  • PULSE PISTOLS
  • BLINK
  • RECALL
  • PULSE BOMB

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Lena Oxton, Age: 26
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: London, England
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

Widowmaker

Widowmaker got her name for her raging fire burning inside her, Eliminating enemy targets as no one else does. She is a true devil when she is on the battlefield.

ABILITIES

  • WIDOW’S KISS
  • GRAPPLING HOOK
  • VENOM MINE
  • INFRA-SIGHT

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Amélie Lacroix, Age: 33
  • Occupation: Assassin
  • The base of Operations: Annecy, France
  • Affiliation: Talon

ABILITIES

  • BIOTIC RIFLE
  • SLEEP DART
  • BIOTIC GRENADE
  • NANO BOOST

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Ana Amari, Age: 60
  • Occupation: Bounty Hunter
  • The base of Operations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

Overwatch Characters: Support Heroes

Overwatch Characters: Support Heroes

Baptiste

For the majority of the time, you would find Baptiste wielding an assortment of meaningful yet experimental devices and mechs to keep amigos alive and eliminate threats under vicious conditions.

ABILITIES

  • BIOTIC LAUNCHER
  • REGENERATIVE BURST
  • IMMORTALITY FIELD
  • AMPLIFICATION MATRIX
  • EXO BOOTS

BIOGRAPHY

  • Jean-Baptiste Augustin, Age: 36
  • Occupation: Combat Medic
  • The base of Operations: Tortuga, Haiti (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Caribbean Coalition (formerly), Talon (formerly)

Brigitte

Brigitte, as the name might seem odd to many, but she is the best with her five stars rated special armor. Her mastery is in throwing healing O.M.B., which makes her love and best Supporter for the team.

ABILITIES

  • ROCKET FLAIL
  • REPAIR PACK
  • WHIP SHOT
  • BARRIER SHIELD
  • SHIELD BASH
  • RALLY

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Brigitte Lindholm, Age: 23
  • Occupation: Mechanical Engineer, Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Gothenburg, Sweden (formerly)
  • Affiliation: None

Lúcio

His true abilities lie on the battlefield. His cutting the edge sonic boom amplifier gets his most of the job one while eliminating most of the enemies through flying high-velocity projectile.

ABILITIES

  • SONIC AMPLIFIER
  • CROSSFADE
  • AMP IT UP
  • SOUND BARRIER

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Lúcio Correia dos Santos, Age: 26
  • Occupation: D.J., Freedom Fighter
  • The base of Operations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Affiliation: None

Mercy

You must be aware of Mercy’s Valkyrie suit, which she uses to help and support her team mates as a guarding angel. You will find her standing right by their side at all the instances.

ABILITIES

  • CADUCEUS BLASTER
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL
  • RESURRECT
  • ANGELIC DESCENT
  • VALKYRIE

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Angela Ziegler, Age: 37
  • Occupation: Field Medic, First Responder
  • The base of Operations: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

Moira

Moira’s abilities, especially biotic abilities, let her special in every way by contributing as an aid while dealing in any instance of crisis. If she is charged and coalescences, she can finish off enemies within the span of fingers.

ABILITIES

  • BIOTIC GRASP
  • BIOTIC ORB
  • FADE
  • COALESCENCE

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Moira O’Deorain, Age: 48
  • Occupation: Geneticist
  • The base of Operations: Dublin, Ireland; Oasis, Iraq
  • Affiliation: Talon; Blackwatch (formerly)

Zenyatta

Zenyatta mostly uses the orbs of harmony and discord to make better and cure his teammates and at the same time weakening the enemy defense.

ABILITIES

  • ORB OF DESTRUCTION
  • ORB OF HARMONY
  • ORB OF DISCORD
  • TRANSCENDENCE

BIOGRAPHY

  • Real Name: Tekhartha Zenyatta, Age: 20
  • Occupation: Wandering Guru, Adventurer
  • The base of Operations: Shambali Monastery, Nepal (formerly)
  • Affiliation: The Shambali (formerly)

Conclusion

All these 32 Overwatch Characters are divided into three categories namely, Damage, Support, and Tanks. With the help of this post, you choose the best character for you which can you can play along with. With increasing competition for Overwatch, the players are grinding their way to becoming the best.

Happy Gaming!

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