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Who is the most popular Overwatch 2 Hero? Season 2 pick rates

Here are all of the pick rates for every Hero in Overwatch 2 Season 2, determining who the most popular character is.

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Wondering who the most popular Heroes are in Overwatch 2? Here are the pick rates for every Hero in Season 2 of the free-to-play shooter.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 provides a whopping 36 characters to choose from, all split into three categories, DPS, Support, and Tank. These Heroes all have unique abilities and playstyles, making some more favorable than others.

Every Hero in Overwatch 2 has a pick rate, which indicates their popularity among the player base. Pick rates can fluctuate and change throughout the seasons, so here are the pick rates for Season 2.

Overwatch 2 Season 2 Hero pick rates

For those interested in who the most popular Hero in all of Overwatch 2 is, here’s every character’s pick rate for Season 2, as of February 2, 2023 according to overbuff.

  1. Ana – 8.18%
  2. Mercy – 6.74%
  3. Genji – 5.10%
  4. Kiriko – 4.75%
  5. Cassidy – 4.13%
  6. Widowmaker – 3.84%
  7. Lucio – 3.83%
  8. Moira – 3.76%
  9. Reinhardt – 3.65%
  10. Hanzo – 3.65%
  11. Roadhog – 3.49%
  12. Soldier: 76 – 3.48%
  13. D.VA – 3.30%
  14. Zenyatta – 3.19%
  15. Junkrat – 2.96%
  16. Tracer – 2.57%
  17. Zarya – 2.43%
  18. Orisa – 2.41%
  19. Ashe – 2.38%
  20. Reaper – 2.35%
  21. Pharah – 2.09%
  22. Baptiste – 2.01%
  23. Sojourn – 1.96%
  24. Doomfist – 1.81%
  25. Winston – 1.81%
  26. Sigma – 1.70%
  27. Mei – 1.50%
  28. Bastion – 1.44%
  29. Brigette – 1.43%
  30. Torbjorn – 1.42%
  31. Symmetra – 1.33%
  32. Sombra – 1.25%
  33. Wrecking Ball – 1.14%
  34. Ramattra – 1.11%
  35. Echo – 0.91%
  36. Junker Queen – 0.71%
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Genji is one of Overwatch 2’s most popular Heroes.

Most picked Heroes in Overwatch 2 Season 2

5. Cassidy- 4.13%

Cassidy is one of the original Overwatch characters, and despite big changes in OW2, the DPS character continues to thrive thanks to his dead-eye accuracy. This character’s sheer damage output has landed them in the top five with a 4.13% pick rate.

4. Kiriko – 4.75%

While some are still trying to figure out how to unlock Kirko, the support character has jumped to the fourth spot in the Overwatch 2 pick rates for Season 2 with 4.75%. This character’s ability to do crazy damage while also healing makes her a valuable asset for any team.

3. Genji – 5.10%

Coming in at number 3, DPS Hero Genji has a 5.10% pick rate for Overwatch 2 Season 2. Genji is an extremely strong DPS Hero in Overwatch 2, getting up in players’ faces and dealing high melee damage as well as great poke damage with the Shurikens.

2. Mercy – 6.74%

Mercy is arguably the most effective healer in Overwatch 2, landing her at the number 2 spot with a healthy pick rate of 6.74%.

While some might be hesitant to play Mercy, as she doesn’t provide much in terms of versatility, a great Mercy player can easily make your team a formidable winning force with constant heals.

1. Ana – 8.18% – Most popular Hero in Season 2

At the top spot for Overwatch 2 Season 2 pick rates is Ana, with a whopping 8.18%. Ana is one of the best Support characters in the game thanks to her versatility, as a great Ana player will not only be able to heal her team, but also help with damage output.

While Ana is difficult to master, once you do she’s very rewarding and will immediately improve your team’s performance, especially with her Ultimate which basically makes a player on your team invincible for a short time period.


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