Overwatch is one of the most popular games in the world right now and has been making its way into mainstream culture. Although it’s a relatively old game, we don’t think anyone can deny that Blizzard made an excellent job with this one. The character designs are charming, colorful, and badass all at the same time. More than that, they have some incredible voice artists, too.
There are 32 playable characters in the game right now, all of which have different personalities, strengths and weaknesses, and backstory. If you’re going to play this game on a regular basis for years to come, it’s worth at least knowing their names. Today we’ve gathered the list about Overwatch characters.
How Many Heroes In Overwatch:
- Soldier: 76
- Wrecking Ball
Class Division in Overwatch:
The role of a Tank, as described by Blizzard, is to be a frontline combatant who brings massive damage output and absorbs tons of enemy fire. Their primary task is to protect their teammates from being taken down by the enemies and prevent objectives from being stolen.
The character models that are strong at this job are Reinhardt, Winston, Zarya, Roadhog et cetera. However, it’s important to note that none of these characters excels in taking down an opponent single-handedly (unless you’re playing Roadhog). They’ll need teammates’ support along the way if they want to carry the day for their team.
An example? If one of them jumps onto a high ground only but gets flanked or shot sniped by opponents on lower grounds, they’ll probably get taken down fairly quickly.
The good thing is that they can take quite a punch, thanks to their abilities and strengths which allow them to stay on the battlefield longer than any other character type in overwatch. Their job is also one of the most fun for players who love team play instead of lone wolfing around.
What you should remember: these characters are very easy to kill if you don’t come as a group or at least cover each other. You have to be careful with enemies flanking or sniping your Tank teammates. Try not to rely on just one tank alone; it’s better to have two tanks together so they can help each other out along the way.
2. Damage Characters
Damage characters are the ones who focus more on dealing damage to opponents than any other character type. They don’t have many escape skills and play a bit like an assassin, but they are different in that they also have long-ranged weapons to deal explosive amounts of damage.
The most important thing to remember about damaged characters is, of course, their high burst damage (and usually low survivability). You’ll be going up against one or two tanks along with some Support/Healer teammates and Damage characters will need to take them out before it gets too late.
These character types can make the difference between victory or defeat for your team – so choose wisely if you want quick kills on enemy players!
3. Support Characters
These characters can be considered as a hybrid between Tanks and Damage characters – they have both defense skills and offensive ones. The great thing about these characters is that they can switch from Tank to Damage characters on the fly, so they’re great for any team composition. If you have a Damage character who is getting flanked by enemies and he/she doesn’t have enough health left, these Support heroes will switch from Healing teammate to close combat mode fairly quickly.
The job of Supports is supposed to help keep their teammates alive or shield them with an area-of-effect ability (such as Lúcio’s Sound Barrier). Basically, it means that they stay behind enemy lines at all times and try to survive the encounter until your Tanks arrive. Supposedly, Genji was designed as a hybrid between this role (support) and Damage character – therefore his capabilities are split into two roles – he can heal or deal damage, but not simultaneously.
What you should remember: you’ll rarely see these characters in team fights or 1v1 situations (unless their health reaches below a certain value). They’re there to either support Tanks and/or Damage characters, or they are trying to stay out of the action until it’s necessary for them to switch from Support role to damage role.
Now that you have all of this information at your fingertips through our blogs by Best Gaming Tips, you can choose wisely when playing Overwatch. Keep these roles in mind and consider the different team compositions when picking out a character for a game!