Overwatch 2 is a game that has a plethora of heroes. Ranging in their form and function these heroes make up the memorable roster for Blizzard's highly successful IP. One of the most important roles in the game, namely DPS is vital to a teams success in a match. Able to eliminate their enemies faster than your average hero, today we are here to shine a light on what we believe to be the 5 best DPS heroes in Overwatch 2. This list is in no particular order.
Ashe is a character that received a lot of love since her launch in Overwatch. Much like Genji and other damage heroes on this list Ashe is also effected by the Damage Passive ability. While the only significant change to Ashe is a change to her ultimate Bob, she remains deadly in the right hands. Able to poke at enemies from great range as well as using her Dynamite to great effect. This can be combine with her range as well. Players who are skillful enough can launch the Dynamite and shoot at it to explode it early. This may lead to new openings for damage with this ability.
Ashe can also use her secondary ability to aid her mobility. Being able to propel herself to high places in which she can rain down damage from a vantage point. This can be a really good tactic to use depending on which map you choose to use it on. Her semi automatic rifle does a respectable amount of damage and can be used either scoped or not scoped. Scoping in allows for more damage to be done at range. While not scoping in allows for a higher fire rate and versatility in close quarters situations. This versatility adds to the appeal of using Ashe as a DPS character. It is for that reason that Ashe comes in at the fourth spot on our list for the 5 best DPS heroes.
Soldier 76 remains an extremely reliable pick in Overwatch 2. The sustainability of Soldier through the use of his biotic field means that he can handle some sticky situations that other characters cannot. This is great as Soldier works best from range. Unless, the player manages to land his helix rocket ability which does significant damage to enemies. Soldier thrives as a ranged DPS character that is simple to pick up yet hard to master. Soldier was initially so simple to play that Blizzard decided to add more recoil to his weapon to make for a more balanced experience.
One of the things that makes playing Soldier 76 such a forgiving experience is his easy to understand and accomplish ultimate ability. Serving as a weapon with perfect accuracy. If soldier can have an enemy in his sights he can hit them without technically having to aim. This can be a pain for characters on the enemy team if they cannot get to cover in time. All in all, Soldier 76 is an extremely solid pick in Overwatch 2 for one of the 5 best DPS heroes.
Agile and swift as his cybernetic body and blade, Genji is able to shred through enemies with his shuriken and of course, his sword. Genji is much more powerful than the Overwatch version of himself. This time Genji is boosted by a Damage Passive ability within the game. This ability makes it so that both Genji's movement speed as well as reload time are sped up after they eliminate an enemy. This can be used to great effect to make it so you zip through the enemy backlines with ease. This makes the hero a threat to healers and squishier characters especially. As someone playing this hero can make quick work of them if they utilize his damage combo as well as the new Damage Passive.
It is for this reason that we believe that he is so good in his current state. Genji has always been dangerous in the right hands, with this passive buff however, he becomes even more deadly to the enemy team. With the hero being able to use his mobility to great effect. He manages to become a force to be reckoned with. The issues when playing against this hero are only compounded when they decide to use their ultimate abilities. As it can make short work of characters with lower health pools and even shred through tanks given the time and opportunity. Genji might not have undergone any significant changes however, he remains a solid pick for one of the 5 best DPS heroes.
Sojourn has been compared to Soldier 76. Featuring a similar playstyle but without the biotic field to heal them Sojourn manages to surpass Soldier in other ways. While she might not rely on hitscan as much as Soldier does, Sojourn certainly is reminiscent of the playstyle. Serving as an alternative to 76 Sojourn has a lane all her own as well. With an increased mobility with her slide as well as the power of her alt-fire capabilities that is charged by her primary fire. Sojourn is in a fantastic place right now as a hero.
Using her ultimate ability also makes it so that she does more piercing damage to her foes. This is a wonderful way to use Sojourn. Her added mobility plus utility of her abilities makes her a solid choice for anyone who wants to play a playstyle similar to Soldier 76 but with different abilities. All in all Sojourn is a much needed breath of fresh air for the DPS roster. This makes Sojourn a solid pick for the second spot of our list of 5 best DPS heroes.
Reaper is an absolute tank shredder in Overwatch 2. While it is true that the hero was hard to deal with before, in Overwatch 2 Reaper truly reigns supreme. While it is true that Reaper's damage was slightly reduced, the reduction of his weapon spread balances this out quite well. Making Reaper a solid pick. Again Reaper is also effected by the Damage Passive that is across the board for characters in Overwatch 2. Managing to shred tanks and smaller health heroes as quick as he can shoot a few shotgun blasts. Reaper lives up to his name.
This isn't to say that Reaper is perfect. just that he has an insane amount of potential for damage in the right hands. With his Wraith form able to get him out of sticky situations. As well as the passive that allows him to gain health upon damaging enemies this hero is in a great place at the moment. While there are many players who believe that Reaper is too powerful, this can be mitigated by player skill. If players are able to keep away from Reapers close range shotguns then they are relatively safe. However, if Reaper uses his teleport ability to gain access to your teams backlines they might just find themselves reaped of their health. It is for this reason that Reaper is our top pick on this list.
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