Which DPS Hero do you want to hard-carry? Check out our list of Overwatch Season 4 DPS and see who reigns supreme.

Not sure who to play when it comes to Overwatch Season 4 DPS Heroes? You aren't alone. The damage category offers a number of different options and playstyles, all with varying levels of power. However, if you're looking to rise up in the ranks you'll need to be malleable. Like Play-Doh. And delicious.

Also like Play-Doh.

Lucky for you, Esports.gg is here with yet another Season 4 ranking of Heroes. Take a look below for the shorthand on who to pick when it comes to DPS.

Overwatch 2 Season 4 DPS tier-list

This break down of the best Overwatch Season 4 DPS is based on a few metrics. This includes an overall decision on what Hero is the best in any overall situation, as well as what best fits in the meta as of May 2023. While everyone may not agree on these choices, it should at least help players make their own decisions on what works best in the current metagame.

This list will be updated upon the midseason patch release.

S-tier DPS Heroes

A shake up at the top! The Overwatch 2 Season 4 DPS list sees some new entries in the S-tier, Mei and Symmetra. Both reach the list's apex thanks in-part to their utility while still pumping out big damage. Even with a direct Sombra counter, Blizzard is still one of the best set-up duo Ultimates in the game. Meanwhile, Symmetra gains even more value in a meta where dive and death ball both tend to reign.

The two best hitscan Heroes are Cassidy and Soldier, with Ashe losing some power thanks to the "bug" fix on her Ult charge off BOB. However, Cowboy and Boomer still remain the most consistent, dangerous Hitscan damage--especially against the likes of Tracer, Genji, and Sombra.


Best situations: Pressure and aggression, countering snipers
Countered by: Another Sojourn; D.VA
Pairs well with: Murphy, down.


Best situations: Dive counter, shield break, Pharah counter
Countered by: Being an idiot who tries to flank
Pairs well with: Kiriko


Best situations: Aerial counter, mid-range
Countered by: Also being an idiot who tries to flank
Pairs well with: Ana, Kiriko, Sigma


Best situations: Supporting dive tanks, brawls
Countered by: Bad wall placement
Pairs well with: Doomfist, Junker Queen


Best situations: Shield break, dive counter
Countered by: Burst damage, her toys being destroyed
Pairs well with: Sigma, so you can teleport him up to the statue on King's Row

A-tier DPS Heroes

The A-tier is getting crowded! I consider that a good thing, as there's never been a time in Overwatch when so many heroes are strong choices. Each Hero in this category brings something to the table in regards to playmaking--From Bastion's sheer damage output to Tracer's ability to harass the backline.

The biggest move is the addition of Sombra to the A-tier. She continues to receive buffs with every patch, now able to counter Mei's Blizzard with EMP. However, she is also a definitive counter to Lifeweaver; able to turn off his Platform and remove his Tree of Life with ease.


Best situations: Mid-range pressure, punishing grouped-up enemies
Countered by: Wrecking Ball, Ana
Pairs well with: Ana, Wrecking Ball, Mei


Best situations: Backline pressure, dive
Countered by: Cassidy, Ashe, Brig
Pairs well with: Wrecking Ball, Doomfist


Best situations: Countering Hitscan, aerial foes, and anyone not behind a shield
Countered by: Another Widow, Sojourn, Reaper
Pairs well with: Being left alone


Best situations: Shield break, up-close brawls
Countered by: Sigma, Sombra, D.VA, Genji
Pairs well with: Reinhardt, Ana, Kiriko


Best situations: Shield break, diving squishier backlines
Countered by: Hitscan, Ramattra
Pairs well with: Mercy, Zenyatta


Best situations: Countering tanks, but especially Wrecking Ball
Countered by: Torb Turret; Your team turning around
Pairs well with: Kiriko, Sigma, Orisa, Mei


Best situations: Shield break, sniper fights
Countered by: Being reported for cheating
Pairs well with: Reinhardt, Mercy

B-tier DPS Heroes


The B-tier of Overwatch 2 Season 4 DPS Heroes is far less crowded than the previous one. Reaper drops from that slot due to Lifeweaver and his ability to yank low-health targets out of the shotgunner's radius. Likewise, Pharah continues to be a strong but ever-niche pick thanks to hitscan being so strong in the current meta. However, both prove to be strong counterpicks in a lot of situations.


Best situations: A lack of hitscan; open maps such as Illios
Countered by: Hitscan, a good Ana, Ramattra
Pairs well with: Mercy, Ana, Zenyatta


Best situations: Isolated targets, Winston, Junker Queen
Countered by: Ana, Baptiste
Pairs well with: Ana, Zenyatta Orbs, more than one player turning around

Situational DPS Heroes

Some may be surprised at Genji being down this low. The resident ninja of Overwatch has far too many direct-counters at this point, including a rising Symmetra and Sombra. While Dragon Blade will always stand out as a "Oh crap, we have to be ready for that" Ultimate, it also requires too much additional help.

Likewise, Junkrat and Torb both represent a time and place when it comes to their selection. Each Hero has a defensive strength that, when given proper set-up time, can be tough to overcome. However, both also possess too many weaknesses for general play outside of the hands of specialists.


Best situations: Sombra, dive, and aerial counter
Countered by: Enemy killing his Turret
Pairs well with: Mei, Reinhardt


Best situations: Countering dive--especially Wrecking Ball
Countered by: Pharah, good hitscan players; good taste
Pairs well with: Feast your eyes upon this hand-curated assortment of tasteful pyrotechnic delights, with which I intend to entertain you this evening. Or possibly morning... What time is it?


Best situations: Dive, countering Bastion
Countered by: Ana, Brig, Mei, Symmetra,
Pairs well with: Ana, Winston, Ramattra

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