Overwatch DPS Hero Tier List August 2021

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In the midst of Season 29, players might be wondering what tier the best DPS they can pick up and start learning is in. The DPS heroes in this list are some of the best and most popular picks among high-ranked players and offer a host of utility and high damage numbers. The heroes that live up to this standard the best this season are:

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  • Tracer
  • Echo
  • Hanzo
  • McCree

Whether it be from the sky strategically behind a shield, these characters exceed at getting picks that win team fights. The raw damage output from a well-aimed Hanzo or McCree, and the utility and mobility offered from Tracer and Echo have all four heroes at the very top of this list.


  • Widowmaker
  • Ashe
  • Sombra

A Widowmaker sniping Echos and Pharahs out of the sky and putting pressure on the exposed backline has this hero high within the A-Tier ranking. Ashe offers plenty of utility with her ultimate Bob, her damage over time, and her massive damage when hitting shots. Sombra also places high on this tier list, as she has been utilized well this season with her disruptive playstyle and high damage output on unsuspecting backlines.


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  • Torbjörn
  • Pharah
  • Genji
  • Doomfist
  • Soldier
  • Reaper

These heroes nestle nicely into this category, as they all have the potential to win games, but oftentimes players need to be smart about how to best utilize their kits to do so. Knowing when to switch to Torbjörn or Reaper defensively/offensively is often just as valuable and game-winning as staying on a top-tier hero such as Tracer or McCree.


  • Mei
  • Junkrat
  • Symmetra
  • Bastion

These heroes are a bit more of a niche pick to contest certain enemy team compositions but are overall still extremely useful when doing so. Paying attention to their value in a game will allow players to effectively swap on/off of them to utilize their maximum potential. As all four of these heroes are high-utility heroes, it is important to play to their strengths and use them situationally.

DPS heroes feel relatively rounded this season, and for this reason, there will not be a D-Tier. All DPS heroes are realistically viable when chosen to fit their current team composition and enemy team compositions. Players should not simply learn the highest DPS on this list, they should play what feels fun and get to know a broader range of DPS heroes so they can fill the gap in any situation that might be thrown at them.

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