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All You Need To Know About Overwatch 2 Heroes and Their Abilities

All You Need To Know About Overwatch 2 Heroes and Their Abilities
Written by: Mohsin
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20/01/2023
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Overwatch 2 is an amazing first-person shooter that was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was brought alive by the presence of incredible heroes, each with a unique set of dynamic abilities as well as a kit that is sure to lead their team to victory.

 

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Nevertheless, due to the presence of so many characters within the game, it can get difficult for players to keep track of every single one as well as their abilities. Moreover, knowing about each hero is also a crucial part if you want to synergize with your teammates and destroy your enemies easily.

 

To make it easy for you, we have compiled a list of all the heroes present in Overwatch 2, both current and upcoming. This list also contains their abilities and role passives, so keep reading!

 

 

Characters Currently Present In Overwatch 2

 

There are 36 characters currently present in Overwatch 2 that players can choose from the roster. So, there is definitely a hero out there that will fit the playstyle and swag of every player out there.

 

It doesn't matter whether you're a fan of tanking, dishing out DPS, or providing your team with necessary heals that allow your team to stay in the battle for longer, Overwatch 2 has everything that you need.

 

 

Before you go ahead and start searching for your go-to hero, it is important to remember that it takes a long time to master a hero in the game. This is because each character has a wide several different advanced techniques that players can learn.

 

 

Following is the list of all the heroes you can find on the roster in Overwatch 2:

 

  • Ana
  • Ashe
  • Baptiste
  • Bastion
  • Brigitte
  • Cassidy
  • D.VA
  • Doomfist
  • Echo
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • Kiriko
  • Junker Queen
  • Junkrat
  • Lúcio
  • Mei
  • Mercy
  • Moira
  • Orisa
  • Pharah
  • Ramattra
  • Reaper
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Sigma
  • Sojourn
  • Soldier 76
  • Sombra
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjörn
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker
  • Winston
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya
  • Zenyatta

 

 

New And Upcoming Overwatch 2 Heroes

 

The most recent character that was introduced in Overwatch 2 on December 6 with the release of Season 2 and is known as Ramattra. He is a tank hero and a leader of Null Sector who uses his different forms to help his team in taking down enemies and destroying them.

 

Talking about the other characters in Overwatch 2, the developers haven’t quite hinted at anything just yet. However, as soon as we find out, we will surely upload this article with the latest information.

 

 

Overwatch 2 Role Passives

 

The introduction of new role passives in Overwatch 2 for tanks, DPS, and healers was one of the remarkable features to arrive in the game. As a result of these role passives, each class has a new dynamic and a strong set of abilities to utilize during skirmishes.

 

You can check them out in the following:

 

  • All characters: The Ultimate charge will now carry over up to 30% instead of losing the full charge when switching heroes.
  • DPS characters: DPS heroes earn a 25% movement speed, and a reload buff for 2.5 seconds right after eliminating an enemy.
  • Tank characters: Tank heroes now have 30% knockback resistance against crowd control abilities, and when damaged, they provide 50% less Ultimate charge.
  • Support characters: Support heroes now have the ability to heal 15 hitpoints per second when out of combat for 1.5 seconds.

 

 

Overwatch 2 Character’s Abilities

 

Every hero present on the roster of Overwatch 2 has an exciting and unique set of abilities that are capable of changing the course of a match when used in the right way and in coordination with their teammates.

 

 

So, in order to make sure that you are a couple of steps ahead of your opposing team, it is crucial to be aware of every character’s abilities. This is so that you can synergize these abilities with your own or avoid them during a skirmish.

 

 

Hero

Abilities

Ana

  • Fire Dart: When initiated, this ability fires a dart that puts an opponent to sleep.

  • Biotic Grenade: In this ability, Ana throws a grenade that heals and increases healing on teammates while also damaging and preventing healing on enemies.

  • Nano Boost: This ability increases a teammate’s damage while reducing the damage that they take.

Ashe

  • Coach Gun: With the Coach Gun ability, you can blast your opponents in front of you while also knocking yourself backward.

  • Dynamite: Players can throw an explosive with this ability that detonates after a short delay or immediately when shot.

  • B.O.B: Deploy Bob, who charges forward and knocks your enemies into the air, then attacks with his arm cannons.

Baptiste

  • Regenerative Burst: Activate this ability in order to heal yourself and your nearby teammates over time.

  • Immortality Field: Toss a device that will prevent your teammates from dying. However, the device can be easily destroyed.

  • Amplification Matrix: Project a matrix with this ability that doubles the damage healing effects of allied projectiles.

  • Exo Boots: Hold the crouch button to jump higher than usual.

Bastion

  • A-36 Tactical Grenade: This is a grenade that is capable of bouncing off walls as well stick to floors and enemies.

  • Configuration Recon: With this ability, Bastion can walk like a standard hero and fires his fully automatic machine gun.

  • Configuration Assault: Bastion can transform into a tank and fire his minigun while moving.

  • Ironclad: This ability provides 20% damage reduction while in Artillery and Assault mode.

  • Configuration Artillery: After the activation of this ability, Bastion is rooted to the ground and can fire three shells wherever he wants to on the map, dealing damage to his enemies.

Brigitte

  • Repair Pack: The repair heals a teammate for a short amount of time.

  • Whip Shot: Launch your flail forward to knock an opponent away from you.

  • Barrier Shield: Hold right-click to deploy a frontal energy barrier.

  • Shield Bash: This is available when Barrier Shield is deployed. With this, you can run forward to knock back an enemy.

  • Rally: Move faster with this ability and provide armor to the teammates that are closer to you.

  • Inspire: Striking enemies with your flail heals nearby teammates.

Cassidy

  • Combat Roll: Roll toward the direction you are moving and reload.

  • Magnetic Grenade: This is a grenade that is attracted to your opponents and can stick to them, dealing damage when it explodes.

  • Deadeye: Face off against your opponents, targeting all your enemies in your sightline. It can be activated once again to deal damage to everyone you have targeted in your view.

D.VA

  • Boosters: With the activation of this ability, you can fly in the direction you are facing.

  • Defense Matrix: You can block projectiles in an area that is in front of you with the Defense Matrix ability.

  • Micro Missiles: Fire a volley of rockets that explode.

  • Self-Destruct: You can eject and overload your mech, causing it to explode after a short period of time.
  • Call Mech: Call down a new mech with this ability.

  • Eject: Eject out of your mech once it is destroyed.

Doomfist

  • Seismic Slam: Jump forward and smash the ground.

  • Power Block:  With this ability, you can enter a defensive stance which will reduce 90% of damage from enemies in front of you. If 100 damage is blocked, your next Rocket Punch will be supercharged.

  • Rocket Punch: Hold to charge then release to launch forward and knock an enemy back. Damage increases if the enemy hits a wall.

  • Meteor Strike: Press Q to leap up into the air. Move the targeting circle, then press ABILITY 3 to strike the targeted area.

Echo

  • Sticky Bombs: Fire a volley of sticky bombs that detonate after a delay.

  • Flight: Fly forward quickly and then free-fly briefly.

  • Focusing Beam: Channel a beam for a few seconds. Deals very high damage to targets under half health.

  • Duplicate: Become a copy of the targeted enemy hero. They cannot swap heroes for the duration.

  • Glide: Hold jump to glide while falling.

Genji

  • Deflect: Deflect incoming projectiles towards the direction you are aiming and block melee attacks.

  • Swift Strike: Rapidly dash forward and inflict damage on enemies. Eliminations reset the cooldown.

  • Dragonblade: Unsheathe a deadly melee weapon.

  • Cyber Agility: Climb on walls and double jump.

Hanzo

  • Storm Arrows: The next 5 arrows fire instantly at reduced damage.

  • Sonic Arrow: Reveals enemies for a short time upon impact.

  • Lunge: Double Jump.

  • Dragonstrike: Launch a deadly Dragon Spirit that devastates enemies it passes through.

  • Wall Climb: Jump at walls to climb up them.

Kiriko

  • Healing Ofuda: Fire up to ten healing talismans at a time toward allies.

  • Kunai Throw small knives one at a time that deal damage to enemies.

  • Wall Climb: Jump at walls to climb up them.

  • Protection Suzu: Throw a bell-shaped projectile that makes allies briefly invulnerable and cleanses negative status effects.

  • Kitsune Rush: Summons a loyal fox spirit that leaves a path of gateways that provide Kiriko and her teammates a buff that increases movement speed, rate of fire, and cooldowns.

Junker Queen

  • Scattergun: Pump-action Shotgun

  • Jagged Blade: Passive: Quick Melee wounds enemies, dealing damage over time. Active: Throw your blade. Can re-activate it to return it.

  • Adrenaline Rush: Heal from all damage over time dealt by wounds.

  • Commanding Shout: Increase health by 200 and nearby allies' health by 100. Increase movement speed by 30%.

  • Carnage: Swing your axe to wound all enemies in front of you, dealing damage over time.

  • Rampage: Charge forward. Wound enemies, dealing damage over time and preventing them from being healed.

Junkrat

  • Concussion Mine: Throw a knockback mine with LSHIFT then detonate it with ABILITY 1.

  • Steel Trap: Place an immobilizing trap.

  • Rip-Tire: Drive and detonate an exploding tire.

  • Total Mayhem: Deals no damage to self with explosives. Drop bombs on death.

Lúcio

  • Crossfade: Switches between two songs: Healing Boost heals nearby allies, and Speed Boost makes nearby allies move faster.

  • Amp It Up: Increase the effectiveness of your current song.

  • Soundwave: Create a short-range blast wave to knock enemies away from you.

  • Sound Barrier: Create temporary shields for nearby allies.

  • Wall Ride: Jump onto a wall to ride along it.

Mei

  • Endothermic Blaster: Spray enemies with frost, slowing them and dealing damage. No longer freezes opponents.

  • Cryo-Freeze: Become invulnerable and heal yourself.

  • Ice Wall: Create a wall in front of you.

  • Blizzard: Launch a weather control drone that freezes enemies in a wide area.

Mercy

  • Guardian Angel: Fly towards an ally.

  • Resurrect: Revive a dead teammate.

  • Angelic Descent: Fall very slowly.

  • Valkyrie: Gain the ability to fly. Abilities are enhanced.

  • Regeneration: Automatically heal over time.

Moira

  • Biotic Orb: Launch a bouncing sphere that either heals nearby allies or damages nearby enemies.

  • Fade: Disappear, move faster, and become invulnerable, but you cannot shoot.

  • Coalescence: Fire a beam that heals allies and damages enemies.

Orisa

  • Fortify: Slow your movement by 20%, gain 125 extra health, reduce weapon heat generation by 50%, reduce damage taken, and become immune to immobilizing effects.

  • Javelin Spin: Spin your javelin destroying all incoming projectiles and increasing your movement speed. This spin also deals damage to enemies and knocks them back.

  • Terra Surge: Pull enemies towards you and gain Fortify effects. Enemies pulled in are slowed and take damage. The Ultimate can be reactivated to release a charge of damage to enemies in her vicinity.

Pharah

  • Jump Jet: Fly rapidly upwards.

  • Concussive Blast: Launch an explosive blast to knock back enemies.

  • Barrage: Launch a continuous volley of mini-rockets.

  • Hover Jets: Hold to hover.

Ramattra

  • Void Accelerator (Omnic Form): Fire a stream of projectiles in a fixed pattern.

  • Void Barrier (Omnic Form): Create a barrier at the targeted location.

  • Pummel (Nemesis Form): Punch forward, creating a wave of piercing energy with every swing.

  • Ravenous Vortex: Fire a nano ball, which explodes when it hits the ground, spreading a damaging field. Affected enemies are slowed and pulled downward.

  • Annihilation: Enter Nemesis Form and create an energy swarm surrounding yourself. This swarm will lash toward enemies, dealing damage and pausing the duration when damage is dealt.

Reaper

  • Shadow Step: Teleport to a targeted location.

  • Wraith Form: Move faster and become invulnerable, but you cannot shoot.

  • Death Blossom: Damage all nearby enemies.

  • The Reaping: Dealing damage heals you.

Reinhardt

  • Charge: Charge forward and smash an enemy against a wall.

  • Fire Strike: Launch a fiery projectile.

  • Barrier Field: Hold right-click to deploy a frontal energy barrier.

  • Earthshatter: Knock down all enemies in front of you.

  • Steadfast: Resistant to knockback effects.

Roadhog

  • Chain Hook: Drag a targeted enemy to you.

  • Take A Breather: Heal yourself and reduce damage taken over a short time.

  • Whole Hog: Damage and knock back enemies in front of you.

Sigma

  • Kinetic Grasp: Absorb projectiles in front of you and convert them into shields.

  • Accretion: Gather a mass of debris and throw it at an enemy to knock them down.

  • Experimental Barrier: Hold to propel a floating barrier; release to stop. Press again to recall the barrier to you.

  • Gravitic Flux: Manipulate gravity to lift enemies into the air and slam them back down.

Sojourn

  • Railgun: Accurate fully automatic weapon that grants Sojourn energy after enough shots have been landed. Also has a secondary fire mode that requires energy and sends out a deadly single shot.

  • Disruptor Shot: Slows and deals damage to enemies, works well in conjunction with Railgun.

  • Power Slide: Quickly slide on the ground and leap higher.

  • Overclock: Buffs Sojourn’s Railgun, dealing more damage, and automatically charges her secondary fire mode.

Soldier 76

  • Sprint: Run faster while moving forward.

  • Biotic Field: Deploy a field that heals you and your allies.

  • Helix Rockets: Launch a volley of explosive rockets.

  • Tactical Visor: Automatically aims your weapon at targets in view.

Sombra

  • Translocator: Throw a beacon, then press E again to teleport to it. Press ABILITY 2 to remove it.

  • Stealth: Become invisible and move quickly.

  • Hack: Hold to hack. Hacked enemies cannot use abilities. Hacked health packs spawn faster but can’t be used by enemies. Taking damage interrupts the hack attempt.

  • Opportunist: You detect critically injured enemies through walls.

  • EMP: Release a pulse of energy hacking all enemies in a large area and dealing damage. EMP deals 10,000 damage to shields.

Symmetra

  • Sentry Turret: Deploy a small turret that damages and slows enemies.

  • Teleporter: Create two teleporters that enable instant travel between them.

  • Photon Barrier: Deploy a massive energy barrier.

Torbjörn

  • Deploy Turret: Deploy a self-building turret.

  • Overload: Gain additional armor as well as improved attack, movement, and reload speed.

  • Molten Core: Create pools of molten slag that damage enemies. Deals additional damage to armor.

Tracer

  • Blink: Teleport in the direction you are moving.

  • Recall: Travel back in time to your previous location and health.

  • Pulse Bomb: Throw out a powerful sticky explosive.

Widowmaker

  • Grappling Hook: Launch a hook that pulls you towards a ledge.

  • Venom Mine: Launch a poison trap.

  • Infra-Sight: Provide your team with a view of the enemy’s location.

Winston

  • Tesla Cannon: Fire out electricity towards a foe dealing damage. Alternate fire charges a single longer-range lightning bolt.

  • Jump Pack: Leap forward into the air. Landing on an enemy staggers and damages them.

  • Barrier Projector: Deploy a protective energy dome. Allies can shoot through barrier.

  • Primal Rage: Gain immense health and a melee attack buff, but you can only leap and punch enemies. Jump Pack cooldown is reduced while Primal Rage is active.

Wrecking Ball

  • Grappling Claw: Launch a grappling claw to rapidly swing around the area. Enables high-speed collisions to damage and knock back enemies.

  • Roll: Transform into a ball and increase maximum movement speed.

  • Piledriver: Slam into the ground below to damage and launch enemies upward.

  • Adaptive Shield: Create temporary personal shields. Amount increases with more enemies nearby.

  • Minefield: Deploy a massive field of proximity mines.

Zarya

  • Particle Barrier: Create a damage barrier around you that absorbs damage and cleanses crowd control abilities.

  • Projected Barrier: Create a damage barrier around an ally similar to Particle Barrier. Shares cooldown with Particle Barrier.

  • Graviton Surge: Launch a gravity bomb that draws in enemies and explodes for a small amount of damage.

  • Energy: Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage.

Zenyatta

  • Orb Of Discord: Launch this orb at an enemy to increase the damage they take.

  • Orb Of Harmony: Launch this orb at an ally to heal them.

  • Transcendence: Become invulnerable, move faster, and heal nearby allies.

  • Snap Kick: Melee attacks push enemies back and deal 50% more damage.

 

 

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