Overwatch Hero Counter Picks, Match-ups, Hero Strengths and Weaknesses

By   /   May 23, 2016
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With over 20 heroes to choose, Overwatch Hero Counter Picks are very important considering how it can turn defeat into victory especially if you know the strengths and weaknesses of your enemy team heroes and how you should exploit them to effectively counter the whole team.

Overwatch Hero Counter Picks, Match-ups

Although a player learns these things naturally during the course of the game, those who wish to speed things a notch, our Overwatch Heroes Counter Picks guide will explain strengths and weaknesses of every hero in the game and how to counter all.

Since Overwatch is a massive game, do make sure to share your own hero tips and strategies with us in the comments section below!

Bastion Counter Picks, Match-ups

McCree
He lacks mobility to get around Bastion and Deadeye is incapable of penetrating shields.

Pharah
Despite great maneuverability, Bastion can easily focus Pharah and have his shield do most of the work.

Lucio
Lucio can easily flank Bastion – using speed boost and wall jump – either to kill him or lure him out in the open for his team to finish him up.

Symmetra
The orb is not only free, but deals huge amount of damage on a stationary target.

Reaper
Since Bastion is weak to flanks, Reaper is probably the best hero to flank him and get the job done.

Widowmaker
She can focus Bastion all day long using her ranged attacks and charge to eliminate him in a couple of seconds. Since Bastion has no long range abilities, he struggles.

D.Va Counter Picks, Match-ups

Widowmaker
D.Va can hard counter Widowmaker. You need to activate barrier in the mid-flight and avoid scoped headshot. Also head in with charge to prevent Widowmaker from escaping.

Mercy
You simply need to fly at her and separate her from the team to get an easy kill.

Roadhog
Not only Roadhog can outdamage her at close range, but due to his large size, she can easily she can place both her ult(s) by simply standing near him.

Reinhardt
His shield is not only capable of blocking D.Va’s ult, but her Defense Matrix is also useless against Reinhardt.

Mei
Defense Matrix is useless against Mei and D.Va should not try to approach her – or be ready to get frozen and killed by mech. Moreover, Ice Wall is good protection against Self-Destruct.

Genji Counter Picks, Match-ups

Widowmaker
Genji can easily get to Widowmaker faster than anyone else in the game and can one-shot Widowmaker using reflect in some scenarios.

McCree
Reflect can easily nullify Quick-Fire and Flashbang, giving him the opportunity to 1-on-1 McCree and win.

Pharah
Although Pharah cannot directly win a 1-on-1 with Genji, if his Reflect is kept in mind and Pharah uses her altitude, she can give him a tough time.

Roadhog
Due to his massive HP pool and Genji’s burst shots, Genji has a tough time solo killing Roadhog. Moreover, decent Roadhog players will always choose fights they can win.

Mei
Mei has a slow which cannot be reflected. Moreover, her Ice Wall can prevent Genji from killing her and also blocks his ult.

Hanzo Counter Picks, Match-ups

Widowmaker
Not only Hanzo’s arrows are slow and require charge to reach Widowmaker, Widow’s shots have increased range and deal more damage and do not require charge.

Junkrat Counter Picks, Match-ups

Mei
She is only able to do something if she is allowed to get in close and use her slow which Junkrat can prevent, thanks to her low mobility. Even then, Junkrat can jump away to resist the slow and counter Ice Wall with trap.

Tracer
Getting trapped inside Junkrat’s trap is probably the worst thing that can happen to Tracer. Moreover, Junkrat simply need to fire in Tracer’s direction to send her away.

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