How to Counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2

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One of the first wave of new heroes introduced in Overwatch 2 is the support hero Kiriko. She can heal teammates with a targeted Healing Ofuda and fire kunai that deal increased critical damage. Additionally, Kiriko can use her Protection Suzu ability to remove negative effects and grant allies temporary invulnerability.

To top it off her Kitsune Rush ability will send out a rushing fox spirit that will grant nearby players an increase in movement attack speed and ability cooldowns. Kiriko can be a pest if not taken care of so here are some heroes we think can best counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2.

Best heroes to counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2

The best way to deal with Kiriko is to quickly damager her before she gets the chance to use her support moves. Kiriko can also teleport like Reaper except when she uses Swift Step it will teleport her directly to allies. Here are a few heroes we think can best counter Kiriko.


An unsuspecting headshot will quickly put an end to any trouble Kiriko can cause. Widowmaker can hit her from long-range with her sniper and her Grappling Hook ability to get her to vertical spots some other characters cannot reach. Her ultimate ability Infra-Sight can also help spot a Kiriko player hiding with a teammate.


Sojourn like Kiriko is a new hero added to Overwatch 2. Combining her Disruptor Shot which can trap players with a high-impact shot of her railgun will eliminate plenty of Kiriko players.


Tracer's quick movement with her Blink ability will make her a tricky distraction for Kiriko to keep track of. Once Tracer feels like she is in danger with her Recall ability can teleport back to a previous Blink spot and recover health.

These are just a handful of heroes you can try to counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2. Feel free to experiment with others as the game receives updates in the future.