Our Overwatch 2 tier list is complete, after many hours of play with all 33 heroes available in the beta. If you’re looking for the best character to play in each role, our ranking of all the champions will give you a guide on who to pick.
The biggest change between Overwatch and Overwatch 2 is that team sizes have shrunk to 5v5 from 6v6. It may sound like a small difference, but it’s resulted in an enormous shake-up for how to play. Teams can now field one fewer Tank class character, meaning you have one less protector looking after you and your teammates. The change means that certain Overwatch 2 characters are excelling and others are struggling.
To give you a headstart on how the meta has changed, we’ve played through hours of games with every one of Overwatch 2’s 33 heroes to see how they play in the new landscape. Below you’ll find our current ranking of every character in the Overwatch 2 beta.
While a skilled player can make every character shine, if you need a bit of guidance on who’s doing well right now, read on. Here’s who we think’s excelling in Overwatch 2 right now.
The S-Tier’s reserved for the best of the best. These are the heroes that are hands down the best options in Overwatch 2 right now. If you want to win games, you’ll probably have the most success with these heroes.
Understandably, many of the best heroes in Overwatch 2 are the ones who are toughest to kill, especially if they can heal themselves and play well solo. That’s where Lucio really stands apart: he can use his wallride and speed boost to get out of (and into) dangerous situations quickly, and using his passive heal, Speed Boost, and Sound Barrier ultimate he can lift and empower his team.
Lucio’s hard to kill, he has utility, can take on fights, and can heal his team. He can do it all right now.
Solider 76’s hands down, the best damage per second hero in Overwatch 2 right now. His kit hasn’t changed since the original Overwatch, however, but with one fewer enemy tanks on the field most of the characters he’ll face can be taken down in a few shots. He’s even deadlier when you take into account the fact Blizzard has reduced the amount of damage every character’s barrier can take. Now Soldier 76 can easily take out enemies from a safe distance.
On top of that boost to Soldier 76’s damage, he also has the ability to heal himself, meaning he can go on wide flanks and sustain some damage. He’s a menace and an excellent choice if you want to get a lot of kills.
People will hate me for saying this, but not only is Moira top tier, “DPS Moira” is top tier.