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Ranking the Best DPS Heroes in Overwatch’s Latest Patch

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Overwatch’s latest patch (1.46) has shaken up the meta for heroes in each of the three roles, which affects heroes all across the game. For example, the nerfs to several of the different DPS heroes in the game have greatly affected which Tanks and Supports are viable as a result. Because each change in this patch affects so many different heroes, we have broken down which are currently the best in their role. Hopefully, this more detailed guide of each role can help players better operate in the current meta and win more games. For a more general look at all the heroes in the game, be sure to check out our March 2020 Overwatch Tier List.

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The Best DPS Hero


Mei, as it currently stands, is the far and away best DPS pick in the current meta. This is, in large part, due to her unbelievable utility. Her primary fire is a great counter to dive, her self-heal allows her to play aggressive and allows healers to pocket tanks, her ice wall can punish even the slightest mistake in positioning and, last but not least, her secondary fire can make her deadly at long range. Pair all of that insane utility with a surrounding meta that suits her, and Mei becomes a must-pick at DPS on most all map types. OWL players have already shown the power of Mei in the 2020 OWL season and will likely continue to be the case.

[Related: What Heroes are Currently Banned in Overwatch?]

Other top DPS Picks

Solider: 76

What makes DPS picks good in this patch is their ability to break, or get around shields, and their crowd control/survivability. All of the heroes that meet those criteria make this list. Look, in particular, to both McCree and Hanzo as solid alternatives to Mei with Reaper, Symmetra and Doomfist likely the next choices due to their strength in the current patch. Also, keep an eye on Soldier: 76 usage in this current patch. If either McCree or Hanzo is banned, the door is opened (finally) to lock the legs and run with Overwatch’s most honest hero.

Sub-Optimal Options


A highly-skilled Widowmaker or Genji can make up the difference with their skill due to the high ceiling of the heroes. But, even with that in mind, there’s no getting away from the fact that these heroes are either products of not fitting into the meta, have been nerfed or simply haven’t been buffed in ages. Stay away from them in most scenarios.

Overall, there are still situations in which each of these supports can be played, this list is simply meant to rank how they fair in the current meta. Keep in mind that this is based across all skill ranges, attempting to consolidate one list all players could operate off of.


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