Often the greatest nightmare of any player, Overwatch's pool of DPS heroes runs deep and constantly evolves as Blizzard rains down nerfs and buffs upon them. While heroes can be a player preference, some DPS are definitively more advantageous to play than others. Here's DBLTAP's Overwatch DPS Tier List for Sept. 2021:
Ashe, Echo, Hanzo, McCree, Tracer
Ashe, Hanzo, and, the soon-to-be renamed, McCree are fantastic hitscans with good flexibility. They are able to use their abilities to gain more mobility than other hitscan heroes while still being able to fire devastating shots at a quick pace. Ashe and Hanzo also have abilities that allow them to quickly navigate to the high ground.
Echo and Tracer have incredible mobility. They both deal good damage and are able to pressure, and possibly kill, the back support line. All four DPS heroes in S-Tier offer devastating damage and the opportunity for big picks at a moment's notice.
Sombra, Symmetra, Torbjorn,
Symmetra and Torbjorn are similar in that their turrets can either be used defensively as flank protection or aggressively almost like an extra hero. Sombra and Symmetra also have great mobility with Sombra being able to catch enemies with a hack and provide her team an opening.
Genji, Junkrat, Mei, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker
While all these heroes offer good damage and relatively solid mobility they are primarily solo heroes who typically go off onto their own for picks. They also don't play well in big team fights. Unless you are an exceptionally skilled player or have a specific strategy that enables you to play around your team, there are better options.
Doomfist, Pharah, Reaper
Doomfist and Reaper are primarily solo heroes who should be used sparingly. Doomfist has a high skill ceiling, but those unable to properly use his mechanics will just feed the enemy team. Reaper can deal incredible damage but has been incredibly close and doesn't always have a fast getaway. Pharah is tough to keep in the air if players do not understand her flight mechanics. Even if they do she requires a Mercy pocket to get value, sucking away valuable healing from the majority of the team.
Bastion is a high-risk DPS with the worst mobility in the game. Avoid him at all costs.