Each hero See playable characters. For the animated short, see Hero. All of the heroes, as of 2015 There are currently 24 playable hero characters in Overwatch. Each fits into one of four roles fills a different role 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 .
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 hero best suits their playstyle.
Offense heroes possess high mobility and are usually great damage dealers. They are good at scouting, harassment, and pressing objectives. Movement abilities are often associated with offense heroes.
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 does not heal allies or significantly enhance her team`s abilities outside of her Ultimates; rather, she excels at killing nearby enemies, guarding locations, creating choke points, and preventing objectives from being taken, meaning she is primarily useful when taken as a Defense hero with Supportive Ultimates.
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 , when played with enough skill is a fantastic duelist and in some situations can outperform many far stronger heroes.
Defense heroes are good at guarding locations, creating choke points, and preventing objectives from being taken. They are skilled at area denial and generally form the back line of their team.
Tank heroes have high endurance and excel at protecting allies and disrupting enemies. The primary role of the tank is to absorb incoming enemy fire through active abilities and a generally high health pool. Secondary to this, soaking the right amount of sustainable damage can help team supports farm ultimate charge before an engage.
Support heroes can heal allies, enhance their team`s abilities, and debuff enemies. They are poor duelists and perform best with their team around them.