Overwatch 2 matches are now played 5v5 instead of 6v6, meaning there is one tank hero less in a match. That drastically changes battle tactics as there are no longer two massive heroes taking damage and securing the load. Besides that, shields are not as dominant as they were in the original game. That means that the job of tank heroes just got a lot tougher.

All Overwatch 2 Tanks Heroes List

TierName
SJunker Queen, Orisa, Reinhardt
AD.Va, Roadhog, Zarya
BWinston, Wrecking Ball
CDoomfist, Sigma

Which are the best ranked Overwatch 2 Tank Heroes?

Junker Queen, a new hero from Overwatch 2

Junker Queen is one of several new heroes that came to Overwatch 2. Although she’s technically a rookie, she’s already one of the more popular tank heroes in the game mainly because of her wound skills and support-class-like buffs.

  • Pros: Junker Queen can heal herself thanks to her Adrenaline Rush ability. Rampage ability allows her to wound enemies and prevent them from being healed.
  • Cons: Lower health.

Orisa, a reworked hero from Overwatch 2

With Orisa, you’ll have that “win some, lose some” feeling as she has undergone significant changes in Overwatch 2. She has several abilities removed (Protective Barrier, Halt!, and Supercharger), while most of her old skills are changed. Despite that, Orisa is still one of the best tanks in the game.

  • Pros: Orisa is borderline overpowered with her javelin skills. Energy Javelin ability stuns and knocks back enemies, while Javelin Spin can block melee attacks, destroy projectiles and push enemies.
  • Cons: Long cooldowns

Reinhardt, the tank hero from Overwatch 2

Reinhardt is an old-school tank that will protect others by soaking all damage. Although his energy shield is nerfed, he’s still one of the most reliable tank heroes in Overwatch 2, especially in tighter spaces where enemies can’t get around. He was a popular choice in Overwatch, but even more so now that there is only one tank spot per team in Overwatch 2.

  • Pros: Charge ability that smashes opponents against the wall can be controlled better as you can cancel it any time. Rein in Overwatch 2 has more armor and health to compensate nerfed energy shield.
  • Cons: Barrier Field is less effective (but still very useful!)

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