Overwatch DPS Tier List: March 2022

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With the coming of March comes new updates for Overwatch, here's our tier list for the best and worst heroes in the meta currently. Make sure to check out our previous tier lists.

Overwatch DPS Tier List: March 2022

S Tier

  • Ashe
  • Tracer

Those with a skillful hand can use Ashe and pump out some of the highest DPS in the game in 1-v-1 combat, and her dynamite gives her an excellent area of effect attack. Overwatch's most iconic character is also its most consistently excellent character. Boasting the fastest move speed in the game, Tracer's ability to flank enemy lines and take out a key player before vanishing makes her a true threat and a vital component of any team.

A Tier

  • Cassidy
  • Echo
  • Sombra
  • Symmetra

Despite Cassidy fulfilling his role for high burst damage, Cassidy's ability to stun lock an opponent and finish them off is still a superb counter to most heroes in the game, should you be willing to put the time and effort into practicing with him. The newest hero is also one of the most versatile. With both AOE and burst damage attacks, Echo's playstyle suits players who can efficiently multitask and react to situations on the fly.

Emphasizing stealth and trickery, Sombra's quality DPS is matched with the ability to cause chaos amidst an enemy's line. While having to rely on her teammates to distract her enemies, Sombra can render a character worthless for several seconds, allowing her team to take down a high-value target.

With DPS dealing sentry turrets and the ability to allow teammates to teleport over large distances, Symmetra is just as useful as support as DPS. Nevertheless, she can deal insane amounts of damage if a player can plan ahead and analyze the enemy movements accordingly.

B Tier

  • Hanzo
  • Torbjorn
  • Mei

Hanzo's potential burst damage, along with some light support abilities give him a rather utilitarian role for a DPS, depending on a player's skill.

Despite her prominence as one of the most overpowered characters in the entire game, subsequent nerfs have hampered her once broken skills. Nevertheless, with the ability to put up a massive wall, and heal herself from all damage, Mei is still a solid pick for any team.

C Tier

  • Bastion
  • Genji
  • Reaper
  • Junkrat

Once being the bane of a multiplayer lobby, Bastion is still a decent pick that can hold off an enemy advance, but players like D.Va and Sombra can hamper him long enough to take him out.

With a flank-heavy playstyle, Genji can be a quality pick, but takes a lot of time and effort to squeeze the potential from him. Still, those who would put time into him can expect to be rewarded with a fun, mobile playstyle.

While being able to teleport short distances is a nice ability, and with decent DPS in close quarters his slow movement speed, and short attack range make it easy to pick Reaper off from a distance.

For those who would rather roleplay as an artilleryman than a frontline soldier, Junkrat's AOE and trap-centered playstyle can be useful in the right hands, but anyone with good aim can easily take him down in either close quarters or long-range.

D Tier

  • Doomfist
  • Widowmaker

One of the most forgettable characters in the game, Doomfist's decent close-quarters attacks lend him to being completely worthless at mid-to-long-range.

While having strong burst damage, Widowmaker's lack of close-to-mid-range makes her extremely vulnerable to anyone within sneezing distance and she has an underwhelming ultimate to boost.

F Tier

  • Soldier: 76
  • Pharah

Soldier: 76 has a cripplingly limited ability list and while his kit is perfect for easing new players into the game, he should be kept out of competitive game lobbies.

Ever since Echo came in and took over as the best flying character in the game, Pharah's weak damage, mediocre abilities, and fragile health pool turns her into a forgettable bygone.