Overwatch 2: Tier list to choose the best heroes in Season 1
So Many Heroes!
Blizzard has brought a lot of changes in Overwatch 2 from its predecessor Overwatch. The most significant change in Overwatch is the 5v5 format. This is because many heroes needed to be adjusted or reworked completely to fit into this new format. And in general terms, from all the impressions, the game seems relatively balanced with its released hero roaster. So here we present you the Overwatch 2 tier list for what we feel like the best heroes you can play in the launch season.
However, no matter how balanced a game is, there will always be some hero that stands out from the rest because of the play style and how the players adopt the game over time.
Overwatch 2 hero tier list
|Fair (C)||Wrecking Ball|
Overwatch 2 meta discussion
In Overwatch 2, when they shifted from 6v6 to a 5v5 format, their main focus was more dynamic gameplay. The one extra role was removed from the tank category. So there is no main tank and off-tank in Overwatch 2 anymore. All the tanks have received some tweaks and buffs to make them the only tank on the team.
The devs have more or less been able to make the Overwatch 2 gameplay more dynamic. Thus, any hero that doesn’t have too much mobility can often feel weak in the game. The number of stunt abilities has also significantly decreased, making the tank play more effective. But among the tanks, dive tanks like D.Va and Doomfist stands out because of their quick in-and-out play style.
Heroes like Genji, Tracer and even Kiriko don’t need to worry about stunts as much because of the stunt ability reduction. And with their high mobility, they become quite the threat when played properly. In addition, the DPS passive increasing movement and reload speed after a kill also benefits the high mobility play style.
Supports like Kiriko, who has a lot of mobility, easily come at the top of the meta. While other supports like Lucio and Baptiste have mobility, Ana makes up for it by being able to snipe heals from a distance safely. Zenyatta is a viable option for some maps because of his discord, but other support really outshines him in the highly dynamic season.
On the other hand, heroes like Torbjorn and Symmetra, who rely on a static element, namely their torrent to play, feel weak because of their less mobility ability.
Cassidy feels like a fish out of water this season. His stunt has been replaced with a magnetic grenade, which greatly lowers his power. Cassidy used to rely on the stunt to shut down Tracer and Genji in the back line. But now, Ash and Cassidy fill the same kind of role, but Ash has way more ability and a better ultimate up her sleeve. So we don’t think Cassidy is the play in this season.
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