Overwatch 2 hero pick rates: Most popular OW2 characters in Season 4

Overwatch 2 hero pick rates: Most popular OW2 characters in Season 4

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Jack Roberts


2nd May 2023 14:38

In Overwatch 2, do you ever see some characters picked more than others? Have you spent the last five matches with your teams picking the same characters? Well, this may not be such a coincidence, with some heroes getting picked more than others.

Here, we’ll be breaking down the pick rates for the heroes in Overwatch 2 during the Season 4 period. You’ll find the most and least popular heroes, from the last 3 months, and why they are in their respective positions in the game.

What are the pick rates in Overwatch 2?

Pick rates in Overwatch 2 are essentially the results of which heroes are chosen the most, or least, to play. With new buffs, nerfs and updates occurring every season, the character meta is constantly changing.

At the time of writing with Season 4 underway, there are 37 playable heroes to choose from in Overwatch 2. There are 11 Tanks, 17 DPS and 9 Support heroes.

Who are the current most chosen heroes in Overwatch 2?

For this breakdown, we’re going to bring you the top five most-picked heroes in Overwatch 2 Season 4. The results have been sourced from Overbuff, which collates the amount a hero has been chosen according to several factors.

For this article, we’re sticking with PC platforms with all Game Modes, Roles and Skill Tiers over the last 3 months to take heroes that have recently been added into consideration:

Hero Role Pick Rate
Ana Support 8.51%
Mercy Support 7.21%
Kiriko Support 4.61%
Cassidy Damage 4.61%
Genji Damage 4.57%

Who are the current least chosen heroes in Overwatch 2?

Once again, we're choosing the same parameters as before, but seeing which characters do not receive the same amount of love as those above:

Hero Role Pick Rate
Lifeweaver Support 0.23%
Echo Damage 0.95%
Junker Queen Tank 0.96%
Ramattra Tank 1.29%
Torbjörn Damage 1.37%

Why are these heroes in their positions in Overwatch 2?

Lifeweaver from Overwatch 2 using his Tree of Life ability
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Ana's healing abilities require a great deal of accuracy but also heal a great deal more and faster than a lot of other Supports. Her Sleep Dart and Nano Boost Ultimate make for great utilities that can affect enemies, boost allies and keep them at top health.

It is no surprise that Lifeweaver is currently the least chosen hero in Overwatch 2. Having only been added to the game in the latest season, he has only just hit the competitive scene following a few tweaks to his loadout to improve his accessibility.

That's everything on the current pick rates for Overwatch 2. Why not check out our guide on what Season 4 has brought to the game?

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