Each of the different playable Overwatch heroes has a unique set of abilities. You will want to choose your gameplay strategy differently depending on your character’s special skills. Check out all the heros and their detailed powers at https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/
Offensive Overwatch Heroes
The offensive heroes will generally do the most damage for your group. Genji, McCree, Pharah, Reaper, Soldier 76, and Tracer can inflict a lot of damage to the opposing team. Genji, Reaper, and Tracer are great for close-up combat with other players. McCree, Pharah, and Soldier 76 have very strong guns and can can kill other players from a distance or up close.
Defensive Overwatch Heroes
Overwatch’s defensive heroes are great at keeping the other players off of objectives and your teammates. Bastion, Hanzo, JunkRat, Mei, Torbjorn, and Widowmaker deal a lot of damage, but do best at a distance from their opponents. Bastion, JunkRat, Mei and Torbjorn set traps or turrets to do their most damage. Hanzo and Widowmaker are excellent snipers.
Tanking Overwatch Heroes
D-Va, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Winston, Zarya are great at distracting the other players and taking damage to protect your team. They can also inflict a great deal of damage, especially when using their “Ultimate” powers.
Supportive Overwatch Heroes
Overwatch support heroes all have shielding and healing abilities. A Lucio, Mercy, Symmetra, or Zenyatta is essential to keep your team alive. The healing heroes in Overwatch each has his or her own damage dealing powers as well, so you are never left completely defenseless if you lose your teammates.
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