There is no arguing that 2022 was one of the most important years for the Overwatch 2 community. Besides the updates we saw in the game, Blizzard finally gave us access to Overwatch 2. The game quickly rose to the top because of its new offerings.
Even though it became available in late October, the first season of Overwatch 2 is already over. Several days have passed since the beginning of Season 2, and the changes to some heroes definitely have an impact on the meta. Unsurprisingly, certain heroes became more popular than others.
While we are on the topic of heroes, we’d like to share our perfect lineup for Overwatch 2 in 2022. We won’t include a specific combo because the idea is to feature the heroes we were impressed with the most in the last couple of months. Although Ow wasn’t around for the majority of 2022, the data from Q4 of the year is more than enough.
Tank - Roadhog
There are several tanks in Overwatch 2 that deserve to be on the dream team list for 2022. However, if we have to pick the most consistent one, our vote goes for Roadhog.
He is among the few tanks in the game, alongside Winston and D.Va, that have been popular since the game’s release. Even though he wasn’t the hottest option in the meta, he was always viable because of his ability to do tons of damage and make space for his team.
If it wasn’t for the mid-season update from a few days ago that nerfed Doomfist, we’d probably put him on the list just because of his dominance in S2. The hero was nowhere to be found during Overwatch 2 Season 1, but he was extremely strong during S2.
We’ve briefly mentioned Winston and D.Va, but these two are also solid options for the perfect tank in Overwatch 2 so far. Some people might also add Junker Queen, but she was only strong during the first couple of weeks.
DPS 1 - Sojourn
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Sojourn is on the list when it comes down to one of the best DPS heroes in Overwatch 2 in 2022. People who had the chance to use her during the beta have noticed that she is exceptionally strong. Despite that, it took Blizzard more than 2 months to nerf her, and even then, she continues to be one of the top DPS heroes in the game.
Sojourn offers a unique combination of sustained damage, insane mobility, and the option to one-shot squishy targets. Assuming you can hit your right mouse attack, you can single-handedly carry your team to success. That’s one of the main reasons why Sojourn is the most popular hero in the highest-rated Overwatch 2 games.
This ranged DPS can fit in almost any role and combines raw damage with mobility. Despite the nerfs to Disruptor Shot and her Slide, she is still one of the best, and we expect her to dominate in early 2023, at least until the next nerf.
DPS 2 - Tracer
Although it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, we believe that Tracer should be one of the heroes that have to be on the list of the best for 2022. One of the most complex Overwatch 2 heroes to master hasn’t had the best start in Season 1. However, after the nerfs to Sombra, Tracer quickly bounced back and has been one of the best ever since.
This is a hero that can carry games as long as players know how to utilize her properly. However, considering that she is one of the most fragile heroes in the game, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that surviving is easier said than done. That’s one of the big reasons why low-level Tracer players make the hero feel weak.
What’s interesting is that Tracer is actually pretty good against the hottest tanks, DPS, and supports in Overwatch 2, especially in season 2. Sure, this is not a hero that sticks with the other team members, but her ability to flank her opponents and burst down squishies makes her extremely strong.
Support 1 - Lucio
There are a couple of top-tier support heroes that definitely have what it takes to be on the list, but Lucio is in a league of his own. Unlike some supports that received buffs and nerfs, Lucio has stained almost the same since Overwatch 2’s launch. Slowly but steadily, he became the leading support in the game.
The reason why Lucio is so good is because of his utility. He might not be the best hero regarding healing, but that’s not what he should focus on. The best Lucio players in Overwatch 2 provide movement speed, do damage, and Boop people off the high ground all the time.
Speaking of doing damage, some players forget that he is actually a reliable damage dealer and can easily hunt and kill heroes like Widowmaker. Mastering Lucio’s movement and playstyle take time, but it is worth it because you will be able to carry your team.
Support 2 - Kiriko
The second Overwatch 2 support and the final hero we’d like to have access to when playing is the game’s latest support. Kiriko was the only new hero we couldn’t access during the beta. However, once she became available in Season 1, she quickly rose to the top as one of the best in the game.
Kiriko is s another hero that is not that strong when it comes down to healing, at least compared to other options. However, she makes up for it by having the 2nd best support mobility in the game. On top of that, she is also a legit DMG monster that can 1v1 pretty much any DPS or Support.
Another thing that makes Kiriko stand out is the fact that she has tons of utility. What’s more, she has one of the best team-fight ultimates in the game. This is one of the reasons why this ability received a big nerf.