Summary of the Overwatch characters (Part 1/4)


Amazing number of choices

Overwatch offers an incredible 21 characters to choose from , each which is split up into 4 different categories which are Offense, Defence, Tank & Support. Today’s article we will be looking at the Offensive characters.

We’re going to digest each characters skills & traits.



Genji Overwatch

Cyber-Agility (Passive)– Thanks to his cybernetic abilities, Genji can climb walls and perform jumps in mid-air.

Shuriken – Genji throws three deadly throwing stars in quick succession in a straight line. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.

Deflect – With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding in the direction he’s aiming

Swift Strike – Genji darts forward, slashing with his katana and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ability again.

Dragonblade (Ultimate Ability) – Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver highly damaging strikes to targets in a short cone in front of him.


McCree Overwatch

Peacekeeper – McCree fires off a round from his trusty six-shooter. He can fan the Peacekeeper’s hammer to swiftly unload the entire cylinder.

Combat Roll – McCree dives in the direction he’s moving, effortlessly reloading his Peacekeeper in the process.

Flashbang – McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.

Deadeye (Ultimate Ability) –  Focus. Mark. Draw. McCree takes a few precious moments to aim; when he’s ready to fire, he shoots every enemy in his line of sight. The weaker his targets are, the faster he’ll line up a killshot.


Pharah Overwatch

Hover (Passive) – Hold Jump to hover

Rocket Launcher – Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.

Jump Jet – Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.

Concussive Blast – Pharah launches a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes.

Barrage (Ultimate Ability) – Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.


Reaper Overwatch

The Reaping (Passive) – Collect Soul Globes to restore health.

Hellfire shotguns – Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns

Wraith Form – Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities

Shadow Step – After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.

Death Blossom (Ultimate Ability) – In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Soldier 76

Soldier 76 Overwatch

Heavy Pulse Rifle – Soldier: 76’s rifle remains particularly steady while unloading fully-automatic pulse fire.

Helix Rocket – Tiny rockets spiral out of Soldier: 76’s Pulse Rifle in a single burst. The rockets’ explosion damages enemies in a small radius

Sprint – Whether he needs to evade a firefight or get back into one, Soldier: 76 can rush ahead in a burst of speed. His sprint ends if he takes an action other than charging forward.

Biotic Field – Soldier: 76 plants a biotic emitter on the ground. Its energy projection restores health to 76 and any of his squadmates within the field.

Tactical Visor (Ultimate Ability) – Soldier: 76’s pinpoint targeting visor “locks” his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. If an enemy leaves his line of sight, Soldier: 76 can quickly switch to another target.


Tracer Overwatch

Pulse Pistols – Tracer rapid-fires both of her pistols.

Blink – Tracer zips horizontally through space in the direction she’s moving, and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds.

Recall – Tracer bounces backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before.

Pulse Bomb (Ultimate Ability) – Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.

Stay tuned to learn more about the Defense, Support and Tank Characters throughout the week. Next up is the defense characters which include Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mei, Torbjorn & Widowmaker

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