Overwatch is full of different characters, backstories, and lore that fans love diving deep into. All the Overwatch 2 characters can be a bit overwhelming at first, mainly because there are so many, with three brand-new OW2 heroes, alongside different game modes and even more stuff for everyone to get their hands on.
So, head down for an outline of all the different Overwatch 2 heroes available. We start with the newbies, showing off their lovely announcement trailers, and explaining where they fit into the new roster. If you need a refresh, we’ve also got all the returning characters in a list, or you can check out our Overwatch 2 skins to see some new looks. For something different, check out our guide to the best mobile MOBAs to see how Overwatch is influenced by them.
New Overwatch 2 characters
Blizzard announced the fresh new DPS years ago when Overwatch 2 was first announced. It’s been a long time waiting – but we can finally get our hands on them.
A brand new tank, Junker Queen is a hardy Australian with a great backstory trailer.
This is the only other new Overwatch 2 hero we’ve seen so far, Kiriko is a fresh healer. That rounds out three new characters filling in the different character types.
Returning Overwatch characters
- Wrecking Ball
- Soldier 76
That’s all the Overwatch 2 characters we know about now. For something different, we’ve got the best Switch FPS games so you can get shooting on the go.