Overwatch 2 Hero Guide: The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero in 2024

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Overwatch 2 Hero Guide: The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero in 2024

Command every fight with the best counterpicks for every hero in Overwatch 2.


From freeze ray-wielding climatologists to time-travelling pilots, the futuristic world of Overwatch 2 has a lot of larger-than-life heroes to try out. That said, the skill levels needed to be good at them vary wildly.

The Overwatch franchise has introduced more curious characters to the mix during its 8-year run, blending playstyles and adding more complexity to the gameplay. And while the constant stream of balance patches and hero reworks keeps things from getting stagnant, it's harder than ever to know which heroes are good against who.

Before Overwatch 2's major update for Tanks and DPS rolls around, let's look at all of the best counterpicks for every hero in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 Hero List in 2024

Tank

  • D.Va
  • Doomfist
  • Junker Queen
  • Mauga
  • Orisa
  • Ramattra
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Sigma
  • Venture
  • WINton
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya

Damage

  • Ashe
  • Bastion
  • Cassidy
  • Echo
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • Junkrat
  • Mei
  • Pharah
  • Reaper
  • Sojourn
  • Soldier: 76
  • Sombra
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjorn
  • Tracer
  • Venture
  • Widowmaker

Support

  • Ana
  • Baptiste
  • Brigitte
  • Illari
  • Kiriko
  • Lifeweaver
  • Lucio
  • Zenyatta

Overwatch 2 Best Counterpicks

Ana

Ana's toolkit gives her simple, but highly effective ways to both heal and hurt. Block her sightline and harass her with dive heroes that can quickly get in and out of the backline.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Ana
    • Ana
    • Genji
    • Lifeweaver
    • Lucio
    • Moira
    • Sigma
    • Tracer
    • Widowmaker

Ashe

Ashe doles out the hurt in medium to long-range skirmishes with her semi-automatic rifle, incendiary dynamites and B.O.B., her machine gun-toting right-hand man(robot). So when the Deadlock outlaw is on fire, consider the following counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Ashe
    • Ana
    • Baptiste
    • D.Va
    • Genji
    • Lucio
    • Sigma
    • Winston

Baptiste

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Baptiste's biggest asset is his Immortality Field, which saves his allies from deadly AOE's. Prevent him from adding any value by countering him with these heroes.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Baptiste
    • Baptiste
    • Brigitte
    • Doomfist
    • Illari
    • Junkrat
    • Moira

Bastion

This deprogrammed Omnic sports the highest DPS in the game and a far-reaching ult that can decimate your team. Take him to the scrapyard with these powerful Overwatch 2 counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Bastion
    • Junkrat
    • Mauga
    • Orisa
    • Reaper
    • Sombra
    • Zarya
    • Zenyatta

Brigitte 

Despite her current state, Reinhardt's faithful squire has a reworked skillset that can retake a capture point faster than you can say “Swedish efficiency”. Stop her from rallying her team with these heroes.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Brigitte 
    • Ana
    • Bastion
    • Junkrat
    • Lifeweaver
    • Lucio
    • Soldier: 76
    • Torbjorn
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Cassidy

The Deadlock Gang's ex-boss is a lethal threat from any distance. Send this cowboy back to spawn with these Overwatch 2 counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Cassidy
    • Ashe
    • Baptiste
    • Reinhardt
    • Sigma
    • Soldier: 76
    • Tracer
    • Winston

D.Va

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

D.Va's robot has a lot of tricks that can cancel game-winning plays by your team. Wreck her groove by switching to these powerful D.Va counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for D.Va
    • Ana
    • Hanzo
    • Kiriko
    • Reaper
    • Reinhardt
    • Winston
    • Zenyatta

Doomfist

Low cooldowns and a new healing passive on his ultimate ability makes Doomfist an absolute menace when he's handled right. Protect your backline from his assault with these surefire counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Doomfist
    • Lucio
    • Orisa
    • Pharah
    • Ramattra
    • Sojourn
    • Torbjorn
    • Winston

Echo

Echo remains as the hardest damage hero to master in Overwatch 2, so if your team's getting wrecked by one, that player's probably spent hours honing their playstyle. Ground the enemy Echo with these powerful counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Echo
    • Ana
    • Mauga
    • Reinhardt
    • Soldier: 76
    • Torbjorn
    • Widowmaker

Genji

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

One of the most annoying heroes to deal with, Genji's cooldowns have received nerfs and rebuffs ever since the first game came out in 2016. If your backline in under constant attack by a really good Genji, shut him down with these heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Genji
    • Genji
    • Kiriko
    • Moira
    • Sombra
    • Torbjorn
    • Winston
    • Zarya

Hanzo

This Shimada brother can wreck havoc from afar while the rest of his team distracts your frontline. That said, you should counter Hanzo with highly-mobile heroes, shield tanks or a better sniper.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Hanzo
    • Lucio
    • Moira
    • Reaper
    • Sigma
    • Tracer
    • Venture
    • Widowmaker

Illari

This Inti Warrior packs a punch with long-ranged pokes and a wide AOE ult that burns enemies. That said, she's incredibly weak to most dive comps. Bring the sun down with the best Illari counterpicks in 2024!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Illari
    • Kiriko
    • Lifeweaver
    • Lucio
    • Reaper
    • Winston
    • Widowmaker

Junker Queen

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Junkertown's ruler loves getting into the fray with her teammates. In other words, a Junker Queen surrounded by her allies is a good Junker Queen. Make your foes scatter with these Junker Queen counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Junker Queen
    • Ana
    • Junkrat
    • Kiriko
    • Lucio
    • Mauga
    • Ramattra
    • Reaper
    • Zenyatta

Junkrat

Junkrat's toolkit gives him tons of devastating AOE damage and quick ways to make an exit. Lock down this mad scavenger with the these excellent counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Junkrat
    • Ashe
    • Genji
    • Orisa
    • Pharah
    • Soldier: 76
    • Winston

Kiriko

Kiriko's aim-reliant DPS is compensated by her powerful team-wide healing ability, her reliable disengage and her Suzu. As a result, good Kiriko players are incredibly slippery. Lessen her team value with these heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Kiriko
    • Echo
    • Junkrat
    • Moira
    • Sigma
    • Tracer
    • Wrecking Ball

Lifeweaver

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Lifeweaver's incredible versatility makes him a popular pick despite the meta. Destroy his set-ups with Lifeweaver's strongest counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Lifeweaver
    • Ana
    • Sigma
    • Sombra
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Lucio

Rio de Janeiro's son has tons of mobility as well as a wide AOE passive. Kill Lucio's groove with these showstoppers!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Lucio
    • D.Va
    • Bastion
    • Pharah
    • Symmetra
    • Winston

Mauga

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Huge firepower, team sustain and a shield ultimate makes Samoa's son a hard-hitting beast. Bring him to heel with the best Mauga counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Mauga
    • Ana
    • Reaper
    • Reinhardt
    • Symmetra
    • Zarya

Mei

Everyone's favorite climatologist can control careless dive comps with sub-zero efficiency. Melt her defenses with these heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Mei
    • Bastion
    • Cassidy
    • Kiriko
    • Pharah
    • Widowmaker

Orisa

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Stop the defender of Numbani with these Overwatch 2 heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Orisa
    • Ana
    • Junkrat
    • Widowmaker
    • Zarya
    • Zenyatta

Pharah

Make the skies unsafe with the best Pharah counters!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Pharah
    • Ana
    • Lifeweaver
    • Sombra
    • Torbjorn
    • Widowmaker
    • Winston

Ramattra

Stop the Omnic revolutionary with these Overwatch 2 heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Ramattra
    • Ana
    • Orisa
    • Reaper
    • Symmetra
    • Zenyatta

Reaper

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Kill the Reaper with these solid counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Reaper
    • Junker Queen
    • Pharah
    • Soldier: 76
    • Sombra
    • Venture
    • Winston

Reinhardt

Melt the Lion's shield with these Overwatch 2 heroes!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Reinhardt
    • Ana
    • Brigitte
    • Cassidy
    • Junkrat
    • Orisa
    • Ramattra
    • Symmetra

Roadhog

Stop the wastelander with these counterpicks for Roadhog!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Roadhog
    • Cassidy
    • D.Va
    • Reaper
    • Symmetra
    • Zarya

Sigma

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Harness the harness with these Sigma counter heroes.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Sigma
    • Baptiste
    • Sojourn
    • Sombra
    • Winston
    • Zenyatta

Sojourn

Put Sojourn back in retirement with these counterpicks.

  • The Best Counterpicks for Sojourn
    • Lucio
    • Soldier: 76
    • Tracer
    • Zarya

Soldier: 76

Put Jack Morrison into retirement with these hero counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Soldier: 76
    • Ana
    • Genji
    • Roadhog
    • Tracer
    • Winston
    • Widowmaker

Sombra

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

Put this hacker in her place with these solid picks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Sombra
    • Hanzo
    • Mei
    • Soldier: 76
    • Symmetra
    • Torbjorn
    • Winston

Symmetra

Destroy perfection with Symmetra's strongest counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Symmetra
    • Brigitte
    • Echo
    • Pharah
    • Sojourn
    • Soldier: 76
    • Winston
    • Widowmaker

Torbjorn

Put this engineer out of work with the best Torbjorn counterpicks!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Torbjorn
    • Hanzo
    • Junkrat
    • Pharah
    • Sigma
    • Sombra
    • Widowmaker

Tracer

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

  • The Best Counterpicks for Tracer
    • Brigitte
    • Junkrat
    • Moira
    • Symmetra
    • Torbjorn
    • Winston

Venture

venture best counters

Venture's high maneuverability and boop abilities makes Overwatch 2's newest addition a huge threat against bunker comps. Put this sneaky excavator in an early grave with the best hero counters for Venture!

  • The Best Counterpicks for Venture
    • Lifeweaver
    • Lucio
    • Mercy
    • Orisa
    • Pharah
    • Reinhardt
    • Sombra
    • Symmetra
    • Winston

Widowmaker

  • The Best Counterpicks for Widowmaker
    • Ana
    • D.Va
    • Genji
    • Reaper
    • Reinhardt
    • Tracer
    • Winston

Winston

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

  • The Best Counterpicks for Winston
    • Bastion
    • Mauga
    • Mei
    • Ramattra
    • Reaper
    • Roadhog
    • Symmetra

Wrecking Ball

  • The Best Counterpicks for Wrecking Ball
    • Brigitte
    • Mei
    • Reinhardt
    • Roadhog
    • Symmetra

Zarya

  • The Best Counterpicks for Zarya
    • Ashe
    • Cassidy
    • Pharah
    • Sigma
    • Sojourn
    • Soldier: 76

Zenyatta

overwatch 2 The Best Counterpicks for Every Hero

  • The Best Counterpicks for Zenyatta
    • Cassidy
    • Genji
    • Reaper
    • Soldier: 76
    • Tracer
    • Widowmaker
    • Venture
    • Winston

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Paul G
Paul started writing game guides and match predictions for ESTNN's editorial team in 2022. Since then, he's covered big-ticket esports events and the latest news on tech and AI.