Since being launched way back in 2016, Overwatch has seen a multitude of huge changes already. From the addition of new heroes to complete reworks, there’s no doubting that the game is but a shadow of what it used to be. The good news is that the game’s dynamic trait consistently changes the meta for the team-based shooter as well.
Understanding the current meta in Overwatch can greatly benefit you when it comes to increasing your win rate in the game. The more you know about which heroes are best for a current season, the more you’ll be able to adjust. As the meta is constantly evolving, it pays to frequently brush up on what’s in and what’s out as well.
Best DPS Heroes
The DPS roles are always going to be one of the important ones in Overwatch. Good DPS on your team can turn the tides of the battle by taking out multiple heroes during a tight clash at the objective. That being said, a good DPS hero shouldn’t just be able to deal massive damage, they should also be versatile as well.
At the very top of the DPS tier list is Ashe. When it comes to versatility, there are few better than her – as her gun allows for mid to long-ranged combat which makes sense for the meta right now. Although her gun doesn’t deal as high damage as other snipers like Widowmaker and Hanzo, she can still make short work of heroes from afar.
Her Coach Gun ability is her primary mobility skill. It can help her make a quick escape but at the same time, it can also help her reach high places which are vital even for semi-snipers like Ashe. Her Dynamite ability on the other hand is a good way to clear the enemies off of an objective or just do a ton of AOE damage.
Of course, her ultimate ability, BOB is one of her best assets as well. BOB can contest points easily, other than that a perfectly timed BOB can help make a difference during tight scenarios too. The problem with BOB is that his placement in the map really matters so make sure to practice how to properly summon her outlaw-robot during a firefight.
Sombra is one of the most complex heroes to use in Overwatch. However, mastering this renowned hacker’s skillset and abilities is going to be worth your while. Thanks to her hacking abilities, Sombra can easily disable the enemy team’s heroes, rendering them vulnerable for a few seconds. A great Sombra can get in and out of trouble to provide support and major damage for the team.
EMP functions as one of the best ultimates in the game, it works well as a last resort ability, an initiation ult, or a clutch ability that can turn the tables on the enemy team quickly. With good coordination, a Sombra can easily initiate a team kill. Perhaps what’s best about EMP is that it can cancel out every ultimate ability such as Orisa’s Supercharger, Reaper’s Death Blossom, and many others that can be troublesome for your team.
Last but not the least, we have Echo. Even though she’s one of the last heroes to be added to the game, Echo was clearly a game-changer. Echo’s Focusing Beam and Sticky Bombs are both helpful damaging abilities that when used properly, can dish out major damage. Her Focusing Beam is also ideal for dishing out the finishing blow for those durable tanks.
Echo’s Duplicate ultimate ability is still amazing to this day. She can copy any enemy hero and use their abilities as well – she also generates her clone’s ultimate very quickly. The problem with Echo is that the utility of her ultimate ability greatly depends on the current lineup of the enemy team. That being said, it is still a versatile ability that can change the tides of battle easily.
These top-tier heroes are currently part of the meta in Overwatch. We don’t see the meta changing anytime soon as these heroes are perfectly balanced already. While it would be best to play who you are comfortable with, being able to adjust and use these heroes can help you win more games.