It’s been quite some time that the competitive meta in Overwatch has remained this good. Sure there are still some heroes that many players will have issues with, but overall the environment for the competitive ladder is pretty healthy. Much like last month, players can truly opt into plenty of different compositions as they climb the ranks.
Though there is a bit of a worrying trend developing in competitive queues. Some high-ranked lobbies are opting into the “neo-GOATs” composition. The composition that relies heavily from the damage of Reaper and Echo to burst down important targets is becoming more and more commonplace, which does not bode well for meta diversity. Keep an eye out for this rush/dive hybrid as it may be the go-to comp in the next few weeks.
Tier 1: Optimal Heroes with High Win Rates and Synergy
This may be the last we see of this Rush comp in the near future. As it stands, Baptiste is still one of the best options at healer. He just does it all even before using his Immortality Field. The recent nerf to “prevent death” mark didn’t stop Baptiste from still brining in a healthy mix of damage and healing. Paired with Lucio, the healing duo provide an incredible amount of sustain for the front line to utilize.
D.Va and her Call Mech buff make it to the top of the tier list because it’s just too crazy not to play. Having the option to assassinate a support or a low health target after using a D.Va bomb is just absurd. A recent patch came through and the Call Mech change was untouched. At this point, it’s surprising more people haven’t tried to use Graviton Surge and Call Mech as a wombo-combo.
Tier 2: Good Alternatives to Tier 1 and Still Viable Overall
- Wrecking Ball
It’s only a matter of time before Moira and Winston join their counterparts in the top tier. The last two pieces of the new “GOATs” composition stay in the second tier because they do require a bit more coordination with the team to find success. Sure, Moira just pops Coalesence off of cooldown but she can also die very easily against opposing Dive comps if they aren’t careful.
Orisa and Wrecking Ball are hanging around at the top of the tier list this month as they serve as perfect counters to the popular Rush comp. Orisa makes Winston have a tough time, while Wrecking Ball is a great reactive option against the aggressive DPS characters. Brig and Ana remain mainstays on the ladder as they are just solid options as well at any given time.
Tier 3: Good Situational Picks but Less Strong Overall
- Soldier: 76
It’s a tough life being a flex DPS player when you aren’t playing Echo. Right now there aren’t many reasons to not play Echo, but luckily there are still a few small moments where people can diversify their hero choices. Doomfist and Genji are solid Dive and Brawl type options. Pharah is strong in the same spots as Echo, but she can utilize the map geometry a bit more to snag an environmental kill. Then there’s Symmetra who still remains the Control-map specialist.
Sombra gets the bump up into tier 3 this month as she is strong both the classic Reinghardt comps as well as the new Winston comps. EMP is incredibly powerful in a meta where players are just reliant on multiple ultimates to start and win fights. Hacking crucial targets has always been the strength of Sombra, and even served as one of the main counters to the classic GOATs composition back in the day.
Tier 4: Difficult to Have Success Within the Current Meta
The bottom of the tier list is very small, and that really is a good thing for Overwatch. There shouldn’t ever be a time where a bunch of characters are just suboptimal at any given time. Unfortunately for these three characters, it’s just not their time to be strong right now. Bastion in particular has been in down in the dumps for a few months now and that is tough for the few Bastion mains out there.
Widowmaker can be really strong if they can find the right picks onto those low-health targes like Echo or Mercy. The same can be said for Roadhog if he can find the right hook. They are a bit exploitable at the moment on the ranked ladder, making them a bit weaker than what fans may see in the Overwatch League.
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