Overwatch 2 counter list & how to counter every hero (Season 7)

Overwatch 2 counter list & how to counter every hero (Season 7)
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Written by 

Ben Williams


24th Aug 2023 17:15

With every new season, Overwatch 2 introduces new buffs, nerfs, and even the occasional new hero into its roster, with even more changes introduced in the latest Season 7 update. So, we're here to break down all the best heroes to counter one another.

With a wide assortment of heroes spread across Damage, Tank, and Support classes, learning how to counter each hero can be a time-consuming task - thankfully, this guide will make things a little easier.

So, we're here to break down everything you need to know about countering each of the heroes in the game in Season 7.

How many heroes are there in Overwatch 2 (Season 7)

Illari as she appears in Overwatch 2 using her Solar Cannon
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There are 38 unique heroes in Overwatch 2, each with their own counters. With the previous support hero being added in Season 6, we can expect this number to rise in Season 8 with the inclusion of a new Tank hero.

Hero Class Number of heroes
Damage 17
Tank 11
Support 10

As you can see above, the Damage class has the most amount of heroes, meaning they will likely have the most counter-heroes to go against them. So, be sure to read below for the counters to all the heroes.

How to counter every hero in Overwatch 2

Kiriko with her Kitsune, a hero that can counter several others in Overwatch 2
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With a roster the size of Overwatch 2's you're bound to find several heroes that will counter your mains. So it is essential that you play a wide array of heroes for you to be able to switch and to complement your party, and defeat your opponents.

Damage Hero Counters

Frpm left: Lucio, Sombra and Genji - Damage type heroes in Overwatch 2
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Below is the full Overwatch 2 counter list for taking on the game's various Damage category heroes. The damage heroes will be dealing the most damage, and with various abilities, you'll need to find the right hero that can bolster your defence.

Every hero has their way of countering and can often synergise with others. While Sombra can hack and disable abilities, Torbjorn's turret can target faster heroes or those who rely on flying.

Hero Counter
Ashe Doomfist, Echo, Genji, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Tracer
Bastion Ana, Genji, Junkrat, Pharah, Roadhog, Sombra, Tracer, Zarya
Cassidy Ana, Ashe, Bastion, Genji, Hanzo, Widowmaker
Echo Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, D.Va, Junker Queen, Moira, Reaper, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zarya
Genji Brigitte, Mei, Moira, Symmetra, Winston, Zarya, Sombra
Hanzo D.Va, Genji, Lucio, Moira, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer, Wrecking Ball
Junkrat Ashe, D.va, Cassidy, Echo, Genji, Lucio, Pharah, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Tracer, Wrecking Ball
Mei Echo, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer
Pharah Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, D.va, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Torbjorn, Widowmaker,
Reaper Ana, Ashe, Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Ramattra, Widowmaker
Sojourn D.Va, Lucio, Orisa, Reaper, Tracer, Sigma, Sombra, Zarya
Solider: 76 Ana, Cassidy, D.va, Junkrat, Reaper, Roadhog, Widowmaker
Sombra Ana, Brigitte, Junkrat, Mei, Moira, Pharah, Winston, Zarya
Symmetra Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Winston
Torbjorn Ana, Bastion, Junkrat, Pharah, Sombra, Widowmaker
Tracer Ana, Junkrat, Pharah, Sombra, Widowmaker
Widowmaker D.va, Genji, Sombra, Tracer, Winston

Tank Hero Counters

Ramattra, the most recent tank hero to be added in Overwatch 2
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Below is the full Overwatch 2 counter list for taking on the game's various Tank category heroes. Tanks are highly defensive and can absorb a lot of damage. So, you'll need to find heroes that can deal with serious numbers, or work tactically to throw them off.

If you're looking to get to a point quickly and be difficult to hit, then Wrecking Ball may be the best selection. However, if you prefer a more defensive strategy, Reinhardt's shield is one of the best defences.

Hero Counter
D.Va Brigitte, Doomfist, Moira, Reaper, Roadhog, Sigma, Symmetra, Winston, Zarya
Doomfist Ana, Ashe, Brigitte, Cassidy, Mei, Pharah, Roadhog
Junker Queen Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, Pharah, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zenyatta
Orisa Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, D.Va, Echo, Hanzo, Kiriko, Pharah, Reaper, Sojourn, Sombra, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zenyatta
Ramattra Ana, Bastion, D.Va, Kiriko, Orisa, Roadhog, Symmetra, Tracer, Zenyatta
Reinhardt Ana, Brigitte, Junkrat, Mei, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer
Roadhog Ana, Genji, Echo, Junkrat, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker
Sigma Genji, Lucio, Moira, Sombra, Symmetra, Tracer, Zarya
Winston Ana, Brigitte, Mei, Roadhog
Wrecking Ball Ana, Brigitte, Mei, Roadhog, Torbjorn
Zarya Ashe, Bastion, D.Va, Echo, Pharah, Widowmaker

Support Hero Counters

Illari, the lastest Support hero added to Overwatch 2
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Below is the full Overwatch 2 counter list for taking on the game's various Support category heroes. Supports will be busy healing their allies, so finding heroes that can hinder their healing abilities is essential if you're going to put pressure on and counter them.

Ana is a great hero to use against other healers or even tanks like Roadhog, due to her grenade that blocks healing. Similarly, Lucio can boop even the largest enemies off the map, or disrupt a heavy attack formation.

Hero Counter
Ana Echo, Genji, Lucio, Moira, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer
Baptiste Ana, Echo, Genji, Hanzo, Lucio, Pharah, Reaper, Roadhog, Sombra, Tracer
Brigitte Cassidy, Bastion, D.Va, Echo, Genji, Junkrat, Moira, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker
Illari Baptiste, D.Va, Genji, Lifeweaver, Orisa, Sombra
Kiriko Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, Doomfist, Genji, Moira, Reaper, Sojourn, Tracer, Widowmaker, Wrecking Ball
Lifeweaver Mercy, Moira, Ramattra, Roadhog, Sombra, Widowmaker
Lucio Ashe, Cassidy, Moira, Soldier: 76, Symmetra, Torbjorn, Winston, Zarya
Mercy Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Cassidy, Genji, Moira, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Winston, Wrecking Ball
Moira Ana, Ashe, Echo, Genji, Pharah, Reaper, Sojourn, Sombra, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker
Zenyatta D.Va, Echo, Genji, Pharah, Reaper, Sigma, Tracer, Widowmaker

That's all you need to know on the Overwatch 2 counter list for all heroes. For more on Overwatch 2, check out how to fix your battle pass credits not showing up. Alternatively, check out how to emote a teammate in Overwatch 2

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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