Overwatch 2 tier list Season 8 – all heroes ranked

Overwatch 2 tier list Season 8 – all heroes ranked
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Looking for an Overwatch 2 tier list? Overwatch 2 Season 8 is alive and kicking, and with various buffs and nerfs made this season, we wanted to make sure you know who are the current best and worst characters to play in this meta and why. With 39 heroes to choose from, each with their own unique abilities, it can be difficult to decide who to main and when to play each character.

We’ve ranked each hero from S tier to D tier to ensure that you know who is currently a good choice in Overwatch 2, and who is probably someone you should steer clear of. Make sure you check out the new hero Mauga and all Season 8 skins.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Overwatch 2 heroes fighting.

Overwatch 2 heroes tier list

Below is our Overwatch 2 tier list of every hero ranked from S tier to D tier in Season 8:

TierTankDamageSupport
SD.Va
Sigma
Orisa
Soldier 76
Ashe
Junkrat
Hanzo
Kiriko
Mercy
Ana
AReinhardt
Ramattra
Junker Queen
Zarya
Mei
Sojourn
Tracer
Reaper
Genji
Cassidy
Baptiste
Moira
Lucio
BMauga
Winston
Echo
Widowmaker
Symmetra
Bastion
Pharah
Illari
Zenyatta
CRoadhogSombraBrigitte
DDoomfist
Wrecking Ball
TorbjornLifeweaver

Note that regardless of where we ranked a hero, they can still be a good pick if you know how to play them well. Every hero has their place on the battlefield, but there are a few characters that only shine in specific maps/situations or can be too easily countered, hence, their lower ranking. For example, Torbjorn’s turrets aren’t always what a team needs to push a payload forward. On the contrary, some characters are generally always a good pick and are easier to play, like Soldier 76.

Now that we’ve shown you our Overwatch 2 tier list, let’s break down why we think our S tier heroes deserve their spot.

Overwatch 2 best tank heroes

Here are the best Overwatch 2 tank heroes:

D.Va taking a selfie in Overwatch 2

D.Va

D.Va is an incredibly versatile tank that is useful in nearly every situation. While she lacks a large shield to protect teammates, her Defense Matrix can eat up bullets and projectiles with ease. Pair that with her ability to fly directly into opponents and push them away, and she’s a tank that the enemy team will hate.

Her ultimate, Self Destruct, is one of the most useful in the game. Send a huge bomb out to wherever you’d like, and paired with ultimates like Mei’s or any hero that traps enemies and makes them immobile, you’ll have the ultimate multi-kill. Plus, D.Va can eject from her mech when her health drops, giving her a second wind and extra life. She can jump back into her mech after some time or with enough damage, effectively cheating death.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Sigma looking at an expanded Hypersphere.

Sigma

Sigma is great at controlling an area. His kit includes a floating shield that he can produce at range, two charged spheres that deal area damage, the ability to knock an enemy down with a clump of debris, and a kinetic grasp that converts incoming damage into health. With all of these abilities working together, Sigma can keep enemies at bay and away from his teammates, as well as block tank-busting abilities like Zenyatta’s Discord Orb.

Sigma’s ultimate, Gravitic Flux, lifts enemies into the air and slams them back down, dealing a large amount of damage to multiple enemies in an area. This massive area-of-effect (AoE) attack gives his team the advantage in capturing points.

Orisa from Overwatch 2 stands in the city streets.

Orisa

Orisa is the ultimate tank hero. Her Javelin Spin is incredibly fun, and it can block all projectiles and push enemies back. This protects the team and upsets the DPS on the enemy team. She’s built like a brick house and is the best when it comes to protecting her teammates. With Fortify, she’s able to become immune from tons of abilities, like Reinhardt’s charge. Your teammates will never be upset that you picked Orisa, because she’s so good at doing what a tank is supposed to.

Her ultimate, Terra Surge, sweeps up enemies and slams them down with a huge burst of energy. This not only disrupts the battlefield immensely but is able to do some serious damage to the enemy team. Orisa is a beast of a character, and that makes her one of the best tanks around.

Overwatch 2 best damage heroes

Here are the best Overwatch 2 damage heroes:

Overwatch 2 tier list: Soldier 76 with his gun laying across his shoulders.

Soldier 76

Soldier 76 is one of the best heroes you can play in Overwatch 2 because his set of abilities is extremely reliable. His primary fire is a standard assault rifle that can do heavy damage if an enemy is hit consecutively by it. His alternate fire is a high-powered blast of rockets that can finish off enemies or drastically decrease their health. When you combine these two abilities, you can get a lot of kills quickly. Additionally, his biotic field ability allows him to heal himself up and continue fighting for longer than other damage heroes.

Soldier 76 is also a great choice for new players because he is one of the easiest characters to learn. Anyone who’s played an FPS game before will be familiar with his move-set as he can sprint and shoot his gun in a similar way to games like Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. Oh yeah, and his ultimate is literally an aimbot.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Ashe with her gun lying across her shoulders and an explosion behind her.

Ashe

Ashe is arguably the best sniper in the game. Her ability to switch between a high-damage sniper rifle and a semi-automatic rifle makes her particularly versatile in combat situations. On top of that, her Coach Gun and Dynamite abilities allow her to deal with enemies that get too close to her.

Ashe’s ultimate is also one of the most powerful ultimates in Overwatch 2. She deploys B.O.B., a devastatingly powerful robot that deals consistent damage to any enemies in his line of sight and takes a lot of damage to be brought down. While B.O.B. is active, Ashe is still free to kill enemies on her own, which makes any B.O.B. deployment one that requires an entire team effort to take down.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Junkrat holding a sign with his name on, in front of the Junkertown sign.

Junkrat

One of the highest-damage dealers in the game is Junkrat. Equipped with an arsenal full of explosives, Junkrat roams the battlefield wreaking havoc and destruction upon anything that gets in his way. His primary fire is a frag launcher that shoots five grenades that deal massive damage, granting him the ability to acquire multiple kills before even needing to reload. All of this damage is coupled with his large mobility potential through the use of his concussion mine, which he can use to propel himself large distances or damage an enemy. He’s even got a steel trap that stuns enemy heroes in place, guaranteeing they’ll take the damage from any incoming attacks, given they don’t have any shields.

Junkrat’s Riptire ultimate, while fairly easy to destroy, delivers an enormous amount of damage that is, for the most part, an instant kill for any heroes in range. Use his ultimate well and you can very quickly turn the tide of a game.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Hanzo with the Hanamura second point behind him.

Hanzo

Out of all of the Overwatch 2 heroes in our S-tier list, Hanzo probably has the steepest learning curve, but once you master him, he can be a beast and an immense problem for the enemy team. Hanzo is one of the most agile and mobile characters in the game. Although he is considered a sniper, his bow and arrows are effective at both short and long ranges. To add to this, his wall climb and lunge allow him to get up close to the enemy team and make his way out as quickly as he showed up.

His sonic arrow is perfect for seeking out where and when to aim and release to secure instant one-shot kills. Sonic arrow is a great ability for close-range combat as it can eliminate an enemy quicker than drawing the bow would. The only downside to Hanzo is that his ultimate can be easy to dodge, but if you know what you’re doing, it can be a valuable asset in securing a victory.

Overwatch 2 best support heroes

Here are the best Overwatch 2 support heroes:

Overwatch 2 tier list: Kiriko in Lijiang Tower with neon lights around her.

Kiriko

Kiriko is a great pick because she provides a lot of healing to her teammates while also dealing decent damage to enemies with her kunai. Her Protection Suzu is an extremely valuable ability because it can remove any negative status effects from her allies. She’s also as agile as Hanzo, being able to climb walls and teleport to teammates in her line of sight.

Kiriko’s ultimate, Kitsune Rush, gives her teammates increased movement and attack speed and reduces cooldown time, which can mean a ton of damage output on the enemy team if her teammates take advantage of it. There’s never really a bad time to use Kitsune Rush, which makes her ultimate one of the best in the game.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Mercy flying and aiming her gun out of frame.

Mercy

Mercy is almost always a valid pick in any game of Overwatch 2. Her Caduceus Staff gives consistent healing or a damage boost to a teammate, which can dramatically improve their chances of winning gunfights and staying alive. Even if a member of Mercy’s team does die, she can just resurrect them when the enemy team isn’t paying attention, which happens surprisingly often.

All of her healing is enhanced when Mercy gets her ultimate, Valkyrie. Being able to fly around the map allows Mercy to get a visual on her team and the enemy, and heal anyone who needs it. All of this works together to make Mercy one of the most reliable supports in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 tier list: Ana holding her rifle in her arms with Temple of Anubis in the background.

Ana

Just as regular sniper rifles do heavy damage, Ana’s biotic rifle does heavy healing for her teammates, while also dealing decent damage to enemies. While you do have to be a good shot, if done well, Ana can be a major help in keeping her teammates alive and enemies at bay. She also has a biotic grenade that not only damages enemies but prevents them from being healed for a duration, granting her teammates an easy kill. This is especially useful as a counter in the current meta, stopping healing. In addition, her sleep dart can stop some of the most devastating attacks in an instant.

Go to sleep

Ana’s sleep dart is able to stop certain abilities if you hit the target. Ultimates like Soldier 76’s, Winston’s, and Genji’s can all be stopped completely from being hit with the dart due to them losing all their ult time from snoozing. This is an incredibly powerful ability in the right hands.

Ana’s Nano Boost ultimate is perfect for pushing and playing aggressively against the enemy team, as it increases a hero’s damage dealt and simultaneously reduces their damage taken. With a bit of extra strength, some heroes can take down multiple enemies much more easily, which makes Ana a well-suited support for most team compositions.

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Who are the best heroes in Overwatch 2 tier list?

Our S tier heroes in Overwatch 2 are D.Va, Sigma, Orisa, Soldier 76, Junkrat, Ashe, Hanzo, Kiriko, and Mercy.

Who is the best DPS in Overwatch 2?

Our S tier Overwatch 2 DPS heroes are Junkrat, Soldier 76, Ashe, and Hanzo.

Who is the easiest DPS to play in Overwatch 2?

Soldier 76 is the easiest DPS to play for new players. He has a powerful assault rifle and his ability to sprint and heal allows him to stay alive longer.