All of the heroes, as of 2015

There are currently 24 playable hero characters in Overwatch See the game. For the titular organization, see Overwatch (group). Overwatch Developer Blizzard Entertainment Team 4 1] Publisher Blizzard Entertainment Release date May 24, 2016 Platforms Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface Overwatch overwatch . Each fits into one of four roles Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which overwatch and has unique abilities Abilities are the means through which players interact with the game world, dealing damage, defending allies, constructing turrets, changing hero mode or making use of special movement capabilities. Each hero has several abilities, including one . A team can not have more than one of the same hero at one time and players can switch between heroes during a game.

The exception for this is in the Arcade This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. The Arcade is a play mode in Overwatch. It featuresSpecial attraction a rotating variety of exclusive game modes, maps, and rulesets. Players can earn overwatch game mode No Limits, where players are given the ability to stack the same character multiple times on one team. Another game mode in the Arcade, titled Mystery Heroes, picks the hero a player will use for them. It is possible that the same hero will be picked for two or more players. A newer Arcade game mode, known as All Brawls!, chooses a specific set of heroes for players to choose. This game mode, too, makes it possible for there to be two or more of the same hero on one team.

Heroes come from a variety of national/ethnic backgrounds, and occasionally speak in their native languages during matches.

Heroesin Overwatch
Genji Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch
McCree McCree "Justice ain t gonna dispense itself." Real Name Jesse McCree Age 37 Nationality American Occupation Bounty Hunter Base Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Blackwatch (formerly) Voice Matthew Mercer 1] (English) Boris Rehlinger overwatch
Pharah Pharah "I will protect the innocent." Real Name Fareeha Amari Age 32 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Security Chief Base Giza, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian Army (formerly)Helix Security International Relations Ana Amari (mother) Voice Jen Cohn (English) Ethel overwatch
Reaper Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Soldier: 76
Sombra Sombra "Everything can be hacked... and everyone." Real Name ░░░░░░ Status Active Age 30 Nationality Mexican 1] Occupation Hacker Base Dorado, Mexico Affiliation Los Muertos (formerly)Talon Voice Carolina Ravassa (English) Emmanuelle Rivière (French)Chiwa Saitō (Japanese)Carol overwatch
Tracer Tracer "Cheers, love! The cavalry s here!" Real Name Lena Oxton Age 26 Nationality English Occupation AdventurerPilot (Formerly)Overwatch Agent (Formerly) Base London, England Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Relations Emily (girlfriend) Voice Cara Theobold 1] 2] (English) Dorothee overwatch
Bastion Bastion Real Name SST Laboratories Siege Automaton E54 Age 30 Occupation Battle automaton Base Black Forest, Germany (formerly) Affiliation None Voice Chris Metzen 1] Cosmetics Cosmetic page Quotes Quotation page Role Defense Health 200 Armor overwatch
Hanzo Hanzo "With every death comes honor. With honor, redemption." Real Name Hanzo Shimada (島田半蔵) 1] Age 38 Nationality Japanese Occupation Mercenary, Assassin Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Affiliation Shimada Clan (formerly) Relations Sojiro Shimada (father) Genji overwatch
Junkrat Junkrat "It s a perfect day for some mayhem." Real Name Jamison Fawkes Age 25 Nationality Australian Occupation Anarchist, Thief, Demolitionist, Mercenary, Scavenger Base Junkertown, Australia (formerly) Affiliation Junkers (formerly) Voice Chris Parson (English) Stéphane Ronchewski overwatch
Mei Mei "Our world is worth fighting for." Real Name Mei-Ling Zhou (周美灵) Age 31 (biological) 1]approx. 40 (chronological) 2] Nationality Chinese Occupation Climatologist, Adventurer Base Xi’an, China (formerly) Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Voice Elise Zhang (English) overwatch
Torbj⃶rn Torbjörn "Build em up, Break em down." Real Name Torbjörn Lindholm Age 57 Nationality Swedish Occupation Weapons designer Base Gothenburg, Sweden Affiliation Ironclad Guild (formerly)Overwatch (formerly) Relations WifeEight children Voice Keith Silverstein (English) José Luccioni overwatch
Widowmaker Widowmaker "One shot, one kill." Real Name Amélie Lacroix Age 33 Nationality French Occupation Assassin Base Annecy, France Affiliation Talon Relations Gérard Lacroix (husband, deceased) Voice Chloe Hollings (English and French) Francesca Perilli (Italian)Shizuka Itô overwatch
D.Va D.Va “I play to win.” Real Name Hana Song (송하나) Age 19 Nationality Korean Occupation Competitive StarCraft player (formerly)Mech PilotActress Base Busan, South Korea Affiliation Mobile Exo-Force Voice Charlet Chung 1] (English) Genevieve Doang (French)Julia overwatch
Orisa Orisa "Your safety is my primary concern." Status Active Age 1 month Occupation Guardian Robot Base Numbani Affiliation None Relations Efi Oladele (creator) Voice Cherrelle Skeete 1] Cosmetics Cosmetic page Quotes Quotation page Role Tank overwatch
Reinhardt Reinhardt "Justice will be done." Real Name Reinhardt Wilhelm Age 61 Nationality German Occupation Adventurer Base Stuttgart, Germany Affiliation Crusaders (formerly) Overwatch (formerly) Voice Darin De Paul 1] (English) Patrice Mellenec (French) Paolo Mar.ese (Italian) overwatch
Roadhog Roadhog "I m a one-man apocalypse." Real Name Mako Rutledge Age 48 Nationality New Zealand (assumed as being an Australian) Occupation Enforcer (formerly)Bodyguard Base Junkertown, Australia (formerly) Affiliation Australian Liberation Front (formerly)Junkers (formerly) Voice Josh Petersdorf overwatch
Winston Winston "Imagination is the essence of discovery." Real Name Winston Age 29 Occupation Test subject (formerly)Scientist Adventurer Base Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly) Watchpoint: Gibraltar Affiliation Lucheng Interstellar (formerly) Overwatch Relations Harold Winston (father figure) Voice overwatch
Zarya Zarya "Together we are strong." Real Name Aleksandra Zaryanova Age 28 Nationality Russian Occupation Soldier Base Krasnoyarsk Front, Russia Affiliation Russian Defense ForcesVolskaya Industries Voice Dolya Gavanski (English) Alexia Lunel (French)Maddalena Vadacca (Italian)Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese)Fernanda overwatch
Ana Ana "Never stop fighting for what you believe in." Real Name Ana Amari Other Names HorusShrike Status Active Age 60 Nationality Egyptian Occupation Sharpshooter (formerly)Overwatch second-in-command (formerly)Bounty hunter Base Cairo, Egypt Affiliation Egyptian security forces overwatch
L⃺cio Lúcio "Come on, let s bring it together!" Real Name Lúcio Correia dos Santos Age 26 Nationality Brazilian Occupation DJ Freedom Fighter Base Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Affiliation None Voice Jonny Cruz 1] (English) Donald Reignoux overwatch
Mercy Mercy "I ll be watching over you." Real Name Angela Ziegler Age 37 Nationality Swiss Occupation Field Medic First Responder Base Zürich, Switzerland Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Voice Lucie Pohl (English) Sybille Tureau (French)Chiara Francese (Italian)Sayaka Ohara overwatch
Symmetra Symmetra "The true enemy of humanity is disorder." Real Name Satya Vaswani Age 28 Nationality Indian Occupation Architech Base Utopaea, India Affiliation Vishkar Corporation Voice Anjali Bhimani (English) Tulika Srivastava (French)Deborah Morese (Italian)Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese)Guilene overwatch
Zenyatta Zenyatta "True self is without form." Real Name Tekhartha Zenyatta Age 20 Occupation Wandering Guru Adventurer Base Shambali Monastery, Nepal (formerly) Affiliation Shambali (formerly) Voice Feodor Chin 1] (English) Marc Perez (French)Frank Schaff (German)Gabriele Calindri overwatch


Heroes are controlled using a mouse and keyboard. Abilities are keyed to Shift, E, 1 and 2, and an Ultimate ability Ultimate abilities (Commonly referred to by players as Ults ) are powerful abilities only available to a hero once their Ultimate Meter has filled. Progress towards an Ultimate persists through death. The Ultimate Meter fills by overwatch is controlled with Q. Heroes exchange specific dialogue with each other based on their character history during matches and background.

Heroes will be added over time post-launch as free updates. Jeff Kaplan Jeff Kaplan Jeff Kaplan is the game director of Overwatch. 1] Story edit | edit source] Prior to joining Blizzard Entertainment, Kaplan played and modded a number of FPS games, including Quake, Doom, Half-Life, and overwatch has not ruled out removing heroes from the roster in the future.

The idea of classes for heroes was to make it easier for new players to get into the game, and to easily understand how each character would play.