Overwatch 2 Counter Hero List August 2023: Complete Guide

2 months ago By Randell Jhonson

With each new season in Overwatch 2 comes a plethora of changes, including buffs, nerfs, and the occasional addition of new heroes. The latest Season 6 update has brought even more alterations to the game’s dynamics. This guide aims to simplify the complex world of hero counters, providing you with insights into effectively countering opposing heroes.

The Overwatch 2 roster spans across Damage, Tank, and Support classes, making it essential to grasp the art of countering each hero. Fortunately, this guide is designed to streamline this process and equip you with the knowledge needed to dominate the battlefield.

Navigating the Overwatch 2 Hero Landscape

Overwatch 2 boasts a diverse array of heroes, neatly categorized into the Damage, Tank, and Support classes. With each hero offering unique strengths and vulnerabilities, understanding how to counter them is a pivotal skill. As of Season 6, the hero distribution stands as follows:

  • Damage Heroes: 17
  • Tank Heroes: 11
  • Support Heroes: 10

As Damage heroes hold the majority, prepare to explore the diverse range of counterplay strategies for each class.

Unveiling the Art of Counterplay in Overwatch 2

Thriving in Overwatch 2 demands not only tactical prowess but also a solid grasp of counterplay. Regardless of whether you’re engaging as a Damage, Tank, or Support hero, your ability to counter your opponents will determine victory. Read on for a comprehensive guide to countering heroes across the board.

Countering Overwatch 2 Damage Heroes:

The Damage role requires finesse and precision, demanding the perfect counter pick. Here’s a comprehensive list of effective hero counters for Damage heroes:

  • Ashe: Doomfist, Echo, Genji, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Tracer
  • Bastion: Ana, Genji, Junkrat, Pharah, Roadhog, Sombra, Tracer, Zarya
  • Cassidy: Ana, Ashe, Bastion, Genji, Hanzo, Widowmaker
  • Echo: Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, D.Va, Junker Queen, Moira, Reaper, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zarya
  • Genji: Brigitte, Mei, Moira, Symmetra, Winston, Zarya
  • Hanzo: D.Va, Genji, Lucio, Moira, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer, Wrecking Ball
  • Junkrat: Ashe,, Cassidy, Echo, Genji, Lucio, Pharah, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Tracer, Wrecking Ball
  • Mei: Echo, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer
  • Pharah: Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy,, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Widowmaker
  • Reaper: Ana, Ashe, Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Ramattra, Widowmaker
  • Sojourn: D.Va, Lucio, Orisa, Reaper, Tracer, Sigma, Sombra, Zarya
  • Soldier: 76: Ana, Cassidy,, Junkrat, Reaper, Roadhog, Widowmaker
  • Sombra: Ana, Brigitte, Junkrat, Mei, Moira, Pharah, Winston, Zarya
  • Symmetra: Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Winston
  • Torbjorn: Ana, Bastion, Junkrat, Pharah, Sombra, Widowmaker
  • Tracer: Ana, Junkrat, Pharah, Sombra, Widowmaker
  • Widowmaker:, Genji, Sombra, Tracer, Winston

Countering Tank Heroes:

The Tank role embodies durability and resilience, requiring calculated strategies for effective counterplay. Here’s an in-depth look at hero counters for Tank heroes:

  • D.Va: Brigitte, Doomfist, Moira, Reaper, Roadhog, Sigma, Symmetra, Winston, Zarya
  • Doomfist: Ana, Ashe, Brigitte, Cassidy, Mei, Pharah, Roadhog
  • Junker Queen: Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, Pharah, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zenyatta
  • Orisa: Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, D.Va, Echo, Hanzo, Kiriko, Pharah, Reaper, Sojourn, Sombra, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zenyatta
  • Ramattra: Ana, Bastion, D.Va, Kiriko, Orisa, Roadhog, Symmetra, Tracer, Zenyatta
  • Reinhardt: Ana, Brigitte, Junkrat, Mei, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer
  • Roadhog: Ana, Genji, Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker
  • Sigma: Genji, Lucio, Moira, Sombra, Symmetra, Tracer, Zarya
  • Winston: Ana, Brigitte, Mei, Roadhog

Also Read: Overwatch 2 Summer Season 2023 Twitch Drops: All You Need To Know

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