Overwatch 2 Season 9 Tier List: Top Picks for Season 9 and Beyond

Struggling to choose the right hero for victory in Overwatch 2? With a constantly evolving meta, it can be tough to know who’ll dominate the battlefield. This tier list will equip you with the knowledge to pick the strongest contenders and secure those sweet victories.

Understanding the Tiers

Our tier list prioritizes heroes based on their overall strength and impact on the current Season 9 meta. It’s not categorized by role, but ensures at least one hero from each role is represented in every tier.

  • S-Tier: These heroes reign supreme in the current meta. They’re powerful and effective without requiring specific team compositions.
  • A-Tier: While not necessarily weaker than S-Tier picks, these heroes often have a higher skill ceiling. Mastering them unlocks their full potential.
  • B-Tier, C-Tier, D-Tier: As we descend the tiers, heroes become progressively less dominant in the current meta. However, skilled players can still find success with them.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 Tier List

Tier Heroes
S Tracer, Zenyatta, Lúcio, Wrecking Ball, Sombra, Sojourn
A D.Va, Winston, Sigma, Doomfist, Ashe, Genji, Soldier: 76, Reaper, Widowmaker, Moira, Brigitte, Kiriko, Baptiste
B Ramattra, Bastion, Cassidy, Hanzo, Mei, Torbjörn, Pharah, Ana, Zarya
C Junker Queen, Echo, Roadhog, Orisa, Symmetra, Junkrat
D Mauga, Lifeweaver, Mercy, Reinhardt, Illari

Top 5 Picks for Maximum Impact


Tracer reigns supreme thanks to Season 9 buffs to her health and mobility. She excels at flanking and eliminating squishy targets with a burst of damage. Her speed also allows her to escape Roadhog’s hook, making her a fantastic alternative to Genji and Sombra (who have been nerfed). However, mastering Tracer takes practice.


Lucio’s constant passive healing and well-timed ultimates make him a valuable asset. His high mobility draws enemy fire, and his buffed boop ability (now dealing damage and knocking enemies back) makes him a menace near environmental hazards.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 Tier List
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While challenging to master, Zenyatta’s high skill ceiling is worth the climb. His ultimate can single-handedly turn the tide of battle with five seconds of persistent healing. The buffed Orb of Discord allows him to supercharge Tracer’s damage output, creating a potent combo when paired with Brigitte.

Wrecking Ball

This tank’s massive health pool is now bolstered with a regenerative shield, allowing him to push objectives without needing frequent retreats for healing. His faster ultimate disrupts enemy formations at crucial moments.

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Redesigned for Overwatch 2, Sombra focuses more on damage output. Her hacking ability now attaches a damage amplifier to enemies, perfect for surprise backline attacks, especially when paired with dive tanks like Winston or Genji. Additionally, her EMP disables enemy abilities, making her a great support choice.

Remember, this tier list is a snapshot of the current meta. As Overwach 2 evolves, so too will the optimal hero picks. Stay informed, hone your skills, and experiment with different heroes to find your perfect playstyle!