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Overwatch Tier List – Best Heroes [December, 2021]

Find out the current Overwatch best heroes win more games this season. Our Overwatch tier list is updated for the latest game patch and it follows the meta as of December 2021.

S
Tier
Mercy
Mercy


Sigma
Sigma


Tracer
Tracer


Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball


Zarya
Zarya


Zenyatta
Zenyatta


McCree
McCree
A
Tier
Ana
Ana


Roadhog
Roadhog


Brigitte
Brigitte


Baptiste
Baptiste


Reinhardt
Reinhardt
B
Tier
D.Va
D.Va


Echo
Echo


Hanzo
Hanzo


Lucio
Lucio





Widowmaker
Widowmaker


Winston
Winston


Ashe
Ashe
C
Tier
Junkrat
Junkrat


Soldier: 76
Soldier: 76



Doomfist
Doomfist


Genji
Genji
D
Tier
Moira
Moira


Orisa
Orisa


Pharah
Pharah


Reaper
Reaper


Sombra
Sombra


Symmetra
Symmetra


Torbjörn
Torbjörn


Bastion
Bastion


Mei
Mei

Overwatch Tier List Meaning:

S Tier – The most OP heroes in Overwatch in the current meta. These Overwatch heroes have great win rates, and you can easily reach on-fire status and start dominating the game and ensuring victory for your team single-handedly.

A Tier – Very good Overwatch heroes that are amazing at their role and they make a great addition to every team composition.

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B Tier – Good enough heroes that have their place in the current meta, although it’s a bit harder to win games using some of these. If you are skilled with one of them though, you can still dominate and have a good win rate, but check out your team composition before picking one of these.

C Tier – Play these heroes situationally and if the team composition requires it. But there are way better Overwatch heroes to chose and play from, so you should probably skip these.

D Tier – In the current Overwatch meta, it’s not really a good idea to play with these heroes, sure you can have some good games here and there, but most of the times these heroes are a drag for the rest of the team.

How Did We Create the is Tier List?

A lot of research goes into creating one of our tier lists, so the same was the case with Overwatch.

We start by looking at the patch notes with every new Overwatch update, and then if some heroes got buffed or nerfed we adjust our rankings accordingly.

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After that, we analyze what are the most picked heroes that have a high win-rate in the Grandmaster ranked matching system. We use sites like Overbuff to achieve that.

This is not a tier list made after what the pros are currently playing with, since they are pros and have a better team synergy than the rest of the players. So we’ve gone with the second best thing, which is Grandmaster and Master ranks.

Sure, every  Overwatch tier list that you will find on the internet will have its differences, but we think ours is pretty accurate, given that we focus on the heroes that have the most win-rates in the current season.

But, your opinion might differ, and what’s good for some players ain’t the same for others, you might have a totally different playstyle and gaming experience, and if that’s the case then feel free to play with the Overwatch hero that brings you the most joy and wins.

The Overwatch meta will always change, and when that happens, some of the heroes on this list will either go up or down in their rankings depending on the updates.

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Best characters in Overwatch

When ranking Overwatch best heroes we have focused on:

  • Hero’s Role
  • Their Abilities
  • Having the potential to win games single-handedly

Like we previously stated, we mostly focused on the Grandmaster-ranked plays. So here are the best Overwatch heroes in this current game meta:

  • Wrecking ball
  • Zenyatta
  • Zarya
  • Mercy
  • McCree
  • Tracer
  • Sigma

What is Overwatch?

Overwatch is an online multiplayer hero FPS game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

The game is not just a regular FPS, it features interesting gameplay where players can choose from a variety of heroes with unique abilities to play with, and because of that it also has some MOBA elements to it.

Overwatch was a huge success ever since it launched back in 2016. It has over 50 million players as of November 2019, and the in-game sales amounted to over $1 billion for the company.

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It also won numerous awards and has been named the game of the year in many genres across the world. The Overwatch eSports scene is also thriving with tournaments that reach prize pools of millions of dollars that take place every year.

Blizzard is also working on a sequel called Overwatch 2, which will lean more on the RPG side and feature CO-OP missions and a lot of new features and looks.

You can check out and play overwatch on several different platforms including Windows, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

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