Overwatch 2 Tier List – The Best Heroes To Play In Season 1

Here's our Overwatch 2 tier list, to help you decide, which hero to play in the new hero shooter by Activision Blizzard. We based our ranking on difficulty and effectiveness, as well as personal preference.

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Overwatch 2 Tier List to help you choose the best hero for you. | © Blizzard Entertainment

When you're just starting your Overwatch 2 career and don't know the game very well, it can be hard to decide which hero to choose in the beginning of a match. To make this choice a little easier for you, we have created a tier list that you can use at any time to make your choice.

But always remember to get your own experience in the game, there's nothing wrong with trying out a new hero, even if they're supposed to be harder to play. Only through frequent play and lots of trial and error can you get a feel for the best heroes in any situation. Our list is just a personal opinion from us to get you started in Overwatch 2.

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Overwatch 2 Hero Tier List

We have divided the Overwatch 2 heroes into 5 ranks: S, A, B, C, and D. The S tier stands for superb. These are the heroes that are the most effective, easiest to play, and dominate the metagame.

The A-Tier contains heroes that require a bit more skill and practice, but are always a good pick nonetheless. After that, with each tier, the heroes become harder to play and require increasingly more practice to be very effective. But we think that no hero is truly bad or unplayable, so we didn't include an F-Tier. And we recommend you try out any hero you might be interested in!

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Easy to play and very effective. These heroes are the perfect choice for beginners who are just getting familiar with the rules of the game.

DamageSojourn, Soldier 67, Bastion
TankD.Va, Winston, Roadhog
SupportLúcio, Mercy


Require a bit of practice, but are still easy to learn and very effective.

DamageAshe, Pharah, Junkrat, Reaper, Symmetra, Torbjörn
TankReinhardt, Orisa
SupportBrigitte, Moira


Can be a good pick if you know how to play them.

DamageTracer, Echo, Hanzo
TankJunker Queen, Sigma
SupportBaptiste, Kiriko


Before picking them, you should practice a bit and learn how to use their abilities correctly. Especially, Cassidy and Widowmaker require good aim, a skill that often comes with playing the game for a longer time.

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DamageCassidy, Widowmaker, Mei
TankZarya, Doomfist,


Niche heroes that require a lot of skill and practice, but are very strong when mastered.

DamageSombra, Genji,
TankWrecking Ball

Remember that this list is mostly based on personal preference and our own experiences, feel free to form your own opinion, by trying out different heroes.