Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List

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Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List

Find out the best and worst DPS heroes to play in our Overwatch 2 DPS Tier List.

A new season begins in Overwatch 2! The official patch notes for Overwatch 2 Season 9 introduced plenty of changes for Blizzard’s FPS, from tweaks to heroes’ abilities, new events, such as the Cosmic Crisis, and more.

To help you climb up the competitive ranks, here are the best and worst heroes to play in Overwatch 2 Season 6.

Overwatch 2 DPS Tier List S-Tier Heroes

If you are looking for the best DPS hero to win games in Overwatch 2, the S-tier list gathers the best characters currently available. All of them increase your chances of winning the game because they provide insane damage output and utility. From our tests, all of the heroes here work really well.


Considering the most recent changes to the hitbox in Overwatch 2, it's probably not surprising that Bastion is one of the best heroes. Hitting your shots is way easier than before, so your overall damage output is much higher. 

In addition to the extra damage that Bastion can deal in fights, he is also harder to kill. After the arrival of the Overwatch 2 Season 9, the hero's HP is now 250 instead of 300. Consequently, he became much harder to kill while also doing a lot of damage.

From our tests, you can use Bastion in a variety of setups. While it's true that he remains relatively weak against some combos, such as dive, he makes up for it with his insane damage output. 


Even though Widowmaker's ultimate was not ranked high in our Overwatch 2 Season 9 Ultimates tier list, there is no doubt this hero is among the best in the game right now. The reason is simple – the new hitbox changes make Widowmaker incredibly dangerous. Landing your shots with Ovewatch's sniper is much easier than before, which means that people are much more effective while playing. 

Another reason why Widowmaker is here in the Overwatch 2 DPS tier list for Season 9 is the HP boost. Following the changes, she starts the game with 200 HP instead of 175.

Soldier: 76

Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List

Once again, Soldier: 76 is on this S-Tier in the Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS tier list because of the hitbox changes. The hero is much more effective and deals a lot more damage than before. Similar to Widowmaker, Soldier: 76 also got a solid HP buff because the hero will start the game with 250 HP instead of 200.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List A-Tier Heroes

A-tier heroes are solid picks in the current meta and can carry games in Overwatch 2. These characters are good in almost all situations and can help you climb the competitive ranks if played properly.


Although Sojourn is in a very similar state to Soldier: 76 in terms of her damage output and survivability, we believe she is slightly worse than him. The hero also got a buff because her HP is up from 200 to 250, but the bad news is that she also got a nerf. Following the Overwatch 2 Season 9, her Railgun's firebase projectile size is down from 0.1 to 0.07 meters.

The good news about Sojourn is that she can work well in many combos. Our team tried using her in pretty much anything, and she delivered consistent results.


Ashe's strong right now and can punish her enemies when they are out of position. Like Widowmaker, this hero benefits a lot from the DPS buff in Overwatch 2 Season 9, allowing her to do a lot more damage than before.  On top of that, Ashe got two big buffs.

The hero's HP got up (200->250), and B.O.B's weapon damage is now 17 instead of 14, which makes him better than before. However, this is one of those ultimate that can be countered, so you must be careful when playing with Ashe. Overall, we think the hero is worth getting.



Hanzo is a solid pick in Overwatch2 Season 9 because the hero received 3 big buffs. Besides his HP increase (250 instead of 200), Hanzo's Storm Arrows now do 75 instead of 65 damage and have 8s CD instead of 10s. 

The buffs definitely make him more interesting and a lot stronger than before. In fact, some team members reported that they won almost all of their games with him. However, we need to remember that Hanzo's damage output can be a bit random because it depends on how often you hit your shots. That's the reason he is in the A-tier.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List B-Tier Heroes

B-Tier heroes are slightly less optimized than the ones from higher tiers of this Overwatch 2 DPS tier list. However, they can work when used in specific setups.


Albeit not the most popular DPS hero in Overwatch 2 Season 9, Mei can punish a lot of opponents. We have tried using her in several setups, such as brawl, and she can work, but she's just not as good as those in the Upper tiers.

Regarding the buffs, Mei got an extra 50 HP, which means she has 300 HP.  Sadly, there have been no changes to her overall damage output.


This is one hero on this Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier list that can go higher as time goes on. We had the chance to use the new Pharah a lot, and we really like her, but the reason she's not in the S or A-tier is because of heroes like Widowmaker. The latter counters Pharah, and it's really hard to deal with her.

In terms of changes, this hero got a lot of them. We've already analyzed everything new, so we suggest reading our Overwatch 2 Season 9 Patch Rework.


Tracer is always a solid pick, granted you know how to use her, and Overwatch 2 Season 9 is no different. Our extensive tests reveal the hero is good and she's harder to kill than before. However, since she did not receive any damage boost, killing targets with Tracer is harder than before because most heroes are tankier.

Speaking of HP boost, Tracer got +25 HP, but she continues to be the most fragile hero in Overwatch 2. Tracer is great in dive combos, but from our experience, she doesn't work that well in others.


We were wondering whether to put Sombra in the A-tier because of her insane ultimate. However, considering the rest of her kit, we believe she deserves to be in the B-tier.

A lot of the things mentioned about Tracer also apply to Sombra. She is much tankier than before (250 HP instead of 200), but her damage output is not the greatest. Sure, it's easier to land your shots, but she does not feel as effective as other DPS heroes.


Symmetra is a hero who shines in certain situations, especially thanks to her turret and her ability to track down her enemies. In Overwatch 2 Season 9, she received a buff to her shields (150 instead of 100), as well as a buff to Photon Projector's primary fire beam. Its width increased from 0.2 to 0.25.

Something worth mentioning about Symmetra is her insane ultimate. People often underestimate it, but we've been in many games where this ult was the reason we won.


Overall, Torb feels like a solid pick, but there is just something that makes him shine or better than others. The hero only got an HP buff, so he will be even harder to kill.

The bad news for the hero and the reason he is in the Overwatch 2 Season 9 B-tier is that his Turret does not feel as effective as before. Everyone is harder to kill, so Torb becomes more of a situational pick.


Echo is a hero that works in Season 9 of Overwatch 2 only when used in a specific setup. The bad news is that she is just not that strong against heroes like Widowmaker and Ashe, both of whom are really popular right now.  That said, she got 3 buffs that definitely make her a bit stronger than before.

Echo can make a difference if she uses her ultimate right. Copying the right hero at the right time is game-breaking, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Therefore, we believe she deserves to be in the B-tier.


The last name on the B-Tier in our Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS tier list is Cassidy. Despite not having the best ultimate in the game, the hero's HP is up, and Deadye deals more damage than before.

Another thing that helps Cassidy in the current season is the hitbox change because he can land his shots more easily than before.

Overwatch 2 DPS Tier List C-Tier heroes

The heroes in this tier are far from being trash picks, but the current Overwatch 2 meta is not in their favor. These heroes could use a buff in the next patch notes but can still be decent if played properly.


Genji is one of those heroes who does not receive that many changes, and he is always good as long as you can play with him. In Season 9, the hero got a buff to his HP, and Dragonblade's swing is now 0.7s instead of 0.9. In other words, he has the ability to do a lot more damage than before.

Sadly, Genji remains one of the most complex heroes to master. Moreover, he usually needs support like Ana to enable him to use his full potential. 


Junkrat is a tricky hero. While he can be great on maps with many closed spaces where he can throw his explosive projectiles and watch his opponents die one by one, he struggles on maps with larger roads and no narrow areas.

The rise of hitscan heroes in Overwatch Season 9 makes it even harder for him to be effective. Because of this, we're placing him in the C-tier.


The good-old Reaper is more or less the same as before Overwatch 2 Season 9. He is tankier than before, but his damage output and usability remain the same.

Reaper can be a good option, but only on specific maps and against specific opponents.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 DPS Tier List
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