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Overwatch 2 characters – all the latest heroes

Overwatch is full of different characters, backstories, and lore that fans love diving deep into. Overwatch 2 brings with it three brand new characters, different game modes, and even more stuff for everyone to get their hands on. After a wobbly lead-up to release, it seems that one place we can still find that classic Overwatch goodness is in the charming, cartoony roster.

These Overwatch 2 characters can be a bit overwhelming at first, mainly because there are so many. Seemingly to mitigate this, Blizzard doesn’t give you access to the whole roster from the start, similarly to the way Super Smash Bros. Ultimate does it. This seems like a good idea to me – imagine if you had every single Smash character when your first booted up that game? That would be too much.

Anyway, head down for an outline of all the different Overwatch 2 heroes available. We start with the newbies, showing off their lovely announcement trailers, and explaining where they fit into the new roster. If you need a refresh, we’ve also got all the returning characters in a list, or you can check out our Overwatch 2 skins to see some new looks. For something different, check out our guide to the best mobile MOBAs to see how Overwatch is influenced by them.

New Overwatch 2 characters

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Blizzard announced the fresh new DPS years ago when Overwatch 2 was first announced. It’s been a long time waiting – but we can finally get our hands on them.

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Junker Queen

A brand new tank, Junker Queen is a hardy Australian with a great backstory trailer.

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This is the only other new Overwatch 2 hero we’ve seen so far, Kiriko is a fresh healer. That rounds out three new characters filling in the different character types.

Returning Overwatch characters

Tracer, and Overwatch 2 characters, standing in front of a cityscape background. They have short black hair, orange goggles, and a white and black outfit.


  • D.Va
  • Doomfist
  • Orisa
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Sigma
  • Winston
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya


  • Ashe
  • Bastion
  • Cassidy
  • Echo
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • Junkrat
  • Mei
  • Pharah
  • Reaper
  • Soldier 76
  • Sombra
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjörn
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker


  • Ana
  • Baptiste
  • Brigitte
  • Lucio
  • Mercy
  • Moira
  • Zenyatta

That’s all the Overwatch 2 characters we know about now. For something different, we’ve got the best Switch FPS games so you can get shooting on the go.

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