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5 Best Support Heroes in Overwatch 2

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Say what you will about Overwatch 2, but you can't deny that 5v5 makes for a much more composed battlefield. With this, the hero-shooter is putting more importance on individual play, team composition, and of course supporting characters. Since you no longer have two brutes fortifying the frontline, you need supports who can carry your team and keep your tank alive. As a result, if you're role-queuing for support in Overwatch 2, you should consider these five, of the best, support heroes for your next match.

Because believe it or not, often the difference between winning and losing falls entirely on your support heroes. That is, if they want to focus on healing or go all-out damage. If you've spent any time in the game, you'll know that most people take the latter; we're no exception. But if you ever want to play ranked, you'll need to know how to play support as a healer rather than a fighter. So, when it comes to actually healing, boosting, and keeping your team alive in Overwatch 2, these are the best support heroes for it.

5. Baptiste

In Overwatch 2, there are only eight support characters. This means that three characters were left out of this list: Moira, Zenyatta, and Mercy. Moira is expelled because, despite being a wonderful starter character, you often find her doing far more damage than healing. Zenyatta is practically the definition of a glass cannon, and while Mercy is still one of the best support heroes, she has been nerfed, and now you need to be an expert at her kit to be an actual difference-maker for your team.

I only bring this up because many of you are probably thinking, why Baptiste over these three notable faces? Well, because Baptiste is a pretty consistent healer with his Biotic Launcher for teammates at range and his regenerative burst for allies up close. With that, his Immortality Field can act as a defense against most Ultimate Abilities. Then to top it all off you have his implication Matrix, which is basically a window that boosts your damage. So to answer your question, Baptiste is one of the best support heroes, because he can constantly heal, fortify teammates, and boost team damage.

4. Brigitte

You don't come across too many Brigitte players these days. That's because most people are misguided to think that she's more of an offensive hero, rather than a support. And I will give you that her kit appears to be pretty offensive, but it's actually all meant for defense. For example, her basic attack “Rocket Flail” not only does damage when it hits an enemy but heals when it hits a teammate. So, whenever there is a scrum, you'll likely be spamming this attack all over the place.

Brigitte also comes with three rechargeable repair packs. These are excellent because they can lock onto and heal teammates in the distance, but they do not provide as much health as other support abilities. That's because Brigitte is meant to be a stay-at-home defender, who soaks damage with her shield and heals her team with melee attacks. But, her Ultimate Ability, “Rally” which grants speed and heals for her team, makes it ideal to push with. So don't turn a blind eye to Brigitte, because she is in fact one of the best support heroes in Overwatch 2.

3. Ana

Best Support Heroes

Ana is a skill shot support, who tends to stay in the back line with her sniper, healing teammates, and damaging enemies. That's why you won't find us playing her, because we can't hit skill shot's for the life of us. But we do highly recommend her as one of the best support heroes in Overwatch 2. Aside, from landing your shots, Ana can create a window of opportunity for your team to make some huge plays.

Her sleep dart, for example, knocks an opponent out cold for a short time. This is ideal to use on the enemy tank, because your team can quickly jump on top of and kill him, then make a push while the enemy has a weak frontline. Even better, you can use it to cancel ultimate abilities like Reapers, which can be a game-changer. Then her Ultimate Ability, Nano Boost increases an Ally's damage and reduces the damage they take. Making it perfect to combo with teammates' ults, to deal more damage right before a big engagement.

2. Kiriko

Best Support Heroes

Kiriko is the newest Overwatch 2 character, and she's already widely regarded as one of, if not the best, support heroes in the game. However, it's hard to see her true potential currently, as most players are still mastering her skill set. But, we've played matches with a proficient Kiriko, and needless to say, she's the only support your team will need. Starting with her Healing of Oduna, she can actively target teammates who need heals, which is ideal when things get chaotic.

Her Swift Step allows her to teleport to teammates, which is especially useful if they are near death. In this case, she can use her Protection Suzu to render the injured teammate invulnerable, allowing them to retreat. Finally, Kitsune Rush, her Ultimate Ability, is ideal for following up on a big push. However, most players are unaware of what it does, which is to heal you, increase your movement and attack speed, and cool down your abilities faster. That's why, considering her entire kit, Kiriko can be all over the place, doing a little bit of everything to support your team.

1. Lucio

Best Support Heroes

Without question, Lucio has taken over as the best support hero in Overwatch 2. That's because his skillset and the character himself are so versatile. He can combo his “Crossfade”, with his “Amp It Up”, to give either make heals or speed more effective. This combo with speed, is of course, great for getting on point first. And, speaking of capture the point, nothing like Lucio's “Soundwave” to just easily knock you off the map.

What distinguishes Lucio is his Ultimate Ability, “Sound Barrier.” This effectively doubles each character's health, which is not only useful for team fights but also for countering a large push. We can't even count how many times this has been the deciding factor in who wins a heavily contested “sudden death” fight, at the end of the game. That's why a good Lucio can carry your team on his own. But, as the best support hero in the game, he's also one of the most difficult to master.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other support heroes, you think are the best, that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.