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Overwatch Tank Tier List: January 2022

We've put together our rankings of the best and worst tanks heading into Overwatch this month, January 2022.
We've put together our rankings of the best and worst tanks heading into Overwatch this month, January 2022. / Blizzard Entertainment

We've put together our rankings of the best and worst tanks heading into Overwatch this month, January 2022.

As always, our tiers include the meta-making S-Tier through to the unfortunate C-Tier. After all, with the right player, the phrase "C's get degrees" still rings true, right?

Here's how we've measured up all eight tanks in Overwatch.

Overwatch Tank Tier List: January 2022

S Tier

  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya

At the top of the list this month we have Wrecking Ball and Zarya. Both take a bit of skill to play effectively but, once mastered, can be the worst picks players will notice on the opposing team. Wrecking Ball has been wrecking plays and strategies since his inception and Zarya, with her damage-turnaround passive, has the potential to be a nightmare on the frontlines. She's essentially made for it.

A Tier

  • Reinhardt
  • D.va

Reinhardt and D.va, the two titan-like staples in the Overwatch tank community, have fallen out of favor this month. As such, they have been relegated to the A-Tier—still viable, of course, but not as good of a choice as they have been in previous months. Picking either may raise a few eyebrows but that's a far cry from being laughed out of the lobby.

B Tier

  • Sigma
  • Roadhog

Sigma is something of a foil to Wrecking Ball in that while Wrecking Ball doesn't necessarily need a Platinum-style player to be decent, budding Sigma-mains may have difficulty finding their footing. This has landed him in the B-Tier due to the learning curve but kept him out of the C-Tier thanks to his potentially game-ending abilities.

Roadhog is a second generally safe choice with fun gameplay mechanics but, as things stand, that's really all he has going for him at the time of writing.

C Tier

  • Winston
  • Orisa

Winston is a pick that requires a communicative team and a well-researched strategy to perform well—meaning an enemy Winston could either mean the other team has their own Discord server or they saw a Winston's Primal Rage destroy a team and wanted to give it a go. We don't recommend locking him in without having a decent rapport with your teammates.

Unsurprisingly, Orisa is the rock bottom this month. You'd think with four feet she might have an easier time taking ground for her team but, alas.