- Overwatch 2 has been dynamically revamped with the main focus of 5 versus 5 gameplay
- New hero balancing has paved the way for the player base to form new team comps for their battles
- The best team comps in the game include the classic Dive and rush comp as well as newer ones designed for defense encounters
- The comps can be adjusted to anyone's liking and their playstyle is fairly accessible
There is no denying the fact that Overwatch 2 is slowly becoming one of the most popular games on the market right now as it highly improves upon many downsides of the original. The game has gone free-to-play, ushering in new players to its across all platforms. But most importantly, the entire cast of heroes in the game have received tons of changes to their abilities. It has revitalized the ecosystem to the point where Overwatch 2 allows you to experiment with quite a few of the best team comps both in the role and non-role queues.
The list of heroes never ends in the game as you can find the Best Tank Heroes such as Zarya and Sigma who can trivialize the competition in an instant. You will need to pair them well with the Best DPS heroes of Overwatch 2 such as Tracer and Reaper leading the charge. Of course, we couldn’t forget the Best Support Heroes such as Lucio and Ana who are essential and provide the backbone for your entire team.
1. The Dive Comp
As shown from the image, for this team comp you will be using the following heroes in your line-up:
We are kicking things off with one of the most sought-after comps since the original Overwatch which most players might be familiar with just by its name alone. The Dive comp essentially targets one of the opposing team’s backline characters in order to break their defense and launch an impromptu assault on them. It is easily one of the most popular team comps to use and it still smoothly works in Overwatch 2 and its gameplay.
When it comes down to the nitty-gritty of how the setup functions, you will need to keep in mind that it works best when on the attack side of the match since it is primarily designed to destroy choke points of the enemy. The first tactic will involve one of your flankers of the team which should be either Tracer or Sombra taking down the support or utility heroes to open up a weakness in their fortification.
Preferably, players can also send in one of their tanks such as Winston to thin out their setup and get back into the fray using his launch ability. Whichever way you use to take at least one of their opponents out, you should immediately charge in with the rest of your group. Support players using Lucio should be mindful of the situation and keep switching between speed boosts or healing to give their tanks the burst of momentum that they need.
Lastly, it goes without saying that you can pick either Zenyatta or Ana as the secondary healer because we will want either of their debuffs here. Ana’s healing grenade can be great to help out your tanks during dire situations as well as Zenyatta’s discord and healing orbs are fantastic choices to use in the heat of battle. You will need to be quick on the dial because the last thing you need is for the enemy players to return back to the zone.
Overall, the dive comp is worth running if you are looking to brute-force your way through a choke point but remember that speed, precision, and quick eliminations will be key to successfully running it. Hence why it ranks at the top of our Best team comps list for Overwatch 2.
2. The Alternative Dive
While maintaining a little of the same synergy here as the dive, the following image shown above showcases the heroes you will need for the Alternative Dive comp in the game:
- Dva (Tank)
- Wrecking Ball (Tank)
- Roadhog (Tank)
- Lucio (Healer)
- Reaper (DPS)
One of the new renditions of the Dive comp involves mixing up the lineup to accommodate three tanks, two of which are our adorable killer hamster, Wrecking Ball, and the devilish, Roadhog. Don’t let the fact of three tanks worry you as Roadhog can use his Take-a-breather ability to heal himself most of the time. The strategy of the Dive comp remains the same but with a few adjustments or tactics that you can use to spice it up.
Firstly, Wrecking Ball is a tank that is a fair bit complex to use as he can turn himself into a ball and roll around the map, and his grappling claw and piledriver abilities allow him to be distinctive from most tanks. The strategy involves using Wrecking Ball and Dva to charge in once you have found the opening that you need by sending in one of your flankers or DPS heroes.
Lucio once again complements the team well here with his awesome speed and heal boost abilities. However, it is worth keeping in mind that you can substitute the fifth hero for whatever you may like such as Reaper, or an additional healer such as Mercy or Ana. It all comes down to the type of match you are playing and what you can use to counter the enemy team’s units so hence why we suggest experimenting and giving it your best.
If you perform on the same page here, the alternative dive can be devastating since Roadhog players can flank around and get their kills while the other tanks can provide the aggressiveness to stagger your opponents. Just make sure to keep your tanks healthy as the healers so that you do not face any casualties during the attack.
3. The Meta Comp
As shown in the image above, the meta team comp in the game also features one of the strongest line-ups with the following heroes at display:
The meta is essentially what the popular team composition is right now in Overwatch 2 that most players tend to be using at certain times. These are subject to change with new balancing updates to the heroes themselves which may prompt the player base to resort to modifications made to the team composition.
The Meta comp that we found best to use consisted of Tanks such as Sigma and Orisa who can be topped off with healers such as Lucio and Ana along with balanced DPS units such as Soldier 76. Do not stray away from the fact of three healers as you can swap Baptiste in this line-up with either a tank as mentioned like Sigma to give you shields and a fortified defense, especially on zone control or Escort maps.
The important options here that make the team a must is Ana, Orisa, and Sigma if you substitute Baptiste. Orisa’s new abilities revamp made her one of the strongest tank characters in the game pair her with another great tank unit as well as a healer like Ana then you have a powerhouse comp at your fingertips. Soldier 76 is great here as he can have his own healing and provide burst DPS to cover your sidelines or anyone trying to flank you.
However, the strategy mostly may work best on escort as a defense but with the right synergy, you can make it work for almost any game type. Most importantly, make sure that you choose the heroes here that suit your playstyle best because the last thing you want is to be playing as Orisa and not knowing how to use her or any other hero to their best potential.
4. The Rush Comp
As shown in the image above, the Rush comp features an all-out assault setup for your team, which consist of the following heroes:
The rush comp is just as good as it sounds from its name as the main emphasis of it involves launching an on-scale rush on the opponent’s defense, hence why it works best from the Attacker’s side of the match. The strategy revolves around pre-planning your approach to some extent before diving in together as a team. It is similar to the Dive comp but you have to be aggressive and focus on taking out targets in an instant.
The ideal strategy we found was to use Lucio’s speed boost as soon as possible on Reinhardt and Junker Queen so that they can launch an ambush attack on the backline members of the opposing team. Junker Queen is an excellent Tank that has access to abilities such as the jagged blade and her Carnage melee attack which make her another one of the best tanks in the game.
Combine Lucio’s speed boost with her Commanding Shout and you will gain a superb boost in maneuverability for your entire team to catch your enemy off-guard. If you want, you can use any DPS you prefer instead of Soldier 76 such as Genji or Sojourn, which will all work nicely with this comp style. You can also switch Tracer with Reaper or Junkrat but we prefer her specifically due to her high-speed burst damage and flanking capability.
Lastly, Reinhardt will work great here as his shield can provide cover for your team, especially on Escort maps but you can also swap him out for other ones such as Orisa or Sigma on control zone maps. Lucio players are wary as the team comp can fall apart with your death so keep your wits about you and keep the team healed and ready for any defensive countermeasures that the opposition may throw at you.
5. The Alternative Rush
Looking for another way to launch an onslaught on your enemy team? The image above shows the following heroes you will need for the Alternative rush comp in Overwatch 2:
- Reaper (DPS)
- Junkrat (DPS)
- Zarya (Tank)
- Reinhardt (Tank)
- Lucio (Healer)
The alternative rush is a little different from the original one we have mentioned previously but the key differences all lie in Zarya and Reinhardt here. If you are not aware of it, Zarya has a unique playstyle where her weapon’s beam gets more powerful with damage taken from her shields on herself or her allies. The Graviton Surge is easily one of the most popular Ultimates since the first game and still maintains the spirit in the sequel.
The play style of the comp revolves around rushing onto your foes while Zarya focuses on building up her energy by encasing you in her shield. The basic gist is that whoever is playing Zarya should be ready to enforce characters such as Reaper or Reinhardt with her Projected barrier in order to bait the opposition and build up energy for the weapon as well as her ultimate.
Zarya’s Graviton Surge will pull enemies together and then you can quickly finish them off with either Reaper or Reinhardt’s ultimate, one of the classic combos that players have been using, especially from competitive. Junkrat should be carefully played as he as allows you to deal superb blast damage from his grenade launcher but when it comes to taking down high flyers such as Pharah, he will ultimately die an easy death to them.
Thankfully you can swap him out with anyone else as we mentioned previously in the other team comps so far too as any fast-paced DPS such as Hanzo or Ashe will work wonders instead of him for some encounters. Lastly, it goes without saying that Lucio players should not over-extend too much unless they are specifically looking to help Zarya get some free charge for her weapon by making you tank some damage with her barrier.
6. The Endless Barrage
One of our personally crafted teams for the game includes a unique set of heroes as shown in the image above which is the endless barrage team comp:
- Orisa (Tank)
- Mercy (Healer)
- Hanzo (DPS)
- Junkrat (DPS)
- Pharah (DPS)
Delving deeper into the more fun comps that you can practically use for both role and non-role queue quickplay is the endless barrage setup. The play style for this setup revolves around using Tanks such as Orisa that will be able to cover most of the ground with javelin attacks and immense power capability. We went with three DPS heroes that are mostly centered on dealing projectile damage, hence why we chose the name.
Pharah and Mercy are arguably one of the strongest combinations unless they get directly countered by hit scans such as Soldier 76 or Cassidy, after which you can freely opt to switch to anything else that you prefer to adjust the comp to your liking.
However, we found that with a well-versed Junkrat player as well as the Pharah maintaining her distance, you shouldn’t face too much trouble as Junkrat’s high damage and landmines can destroy the nimblest of heroes in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, with the changes made to Hanzo’s kit from his early days during the first game, he is also a vital DPS now in the hands of a skilled player.
If you feel like you are lacking in terms of healing power, you can opt to switch Hanzo with either Moira or Brigitte as both of them are excellent to support alongside Mercy and can stand their own fight most of the time using their weapons and other utility abilities.
7. Zone Control Overflow
Another one of the unique teams shown in the image above performs well in Defensive situations and they consist of the following characters:
- Orisa (Tank)
- Roadhog (Tank)
- Ana (Healer)
- Moira (Healer)
- Mei (DPS/Utility)
If you were looking for a great Defensive capable team comp to choose in non-role queue modes of the game with your teammates then look no further than the Zone control overflow setup. The reasoning behind the names comes from the fact that this team performs excellently on capture point maps due to the sheer amount of versatility each of the heroes here possesses in their kit.
Orisa and Ana both go hand-in-hand as she can use her as cover during one of the more hectic fights but most importantly, players should opt to empower her as she can destroy enemies with her massive AoE blast from the Terra Surge Ultimate. Roadhog is fixated here to provide an additional layer of defense as he can hook in enemies and blast them to death with his powerful shotgun-like weapon.
Moira can act as the backup support here, plus she can also deal damage using her decaying abilities. We would advise you to evaluate each situation carefully in order to determine whether your team needs desperate heals from the healing orb or an additional area covering damage via the Decaying orb.
Lastly, Mei is easily one of the best utility kit characters in the game as she supports high damage using her endothermic blaster’s firing modes. What makes her so useful, especially in defensive situations is solely due to her Blizzard Ultimate freezing enemies around in close proximity but most of all, her ice wall can prove to be insanely useful to help block incoming enemy routes or add a protective layer against deadly attacks.
8. Pure Offense Team Comp
As shown in the image above, our pure offensive-focused team comp is comprised of the following heroes in Overwatch 2:
Looking to dish out the rawest DPS in a short amount of time? Then look no further than with our offensive team comp which includes the game’s most skillful heroes who in the right hands can stagger the team in a matter of seconds whether it’s attack or defense. What makes it different from comps like the dive and rush ones lie solely in the heroes and their synergy.
If you’ve played with the sequel’s newly introduced heroes, then you should be most-likely know how powerful Junker Queen can be at the right place and at the right time. You can combine her high damage output with heroes such as Sojourn and Genji that can blindside your enemy and take them down a peg or two.
What ties it all together neatly is Brigitte who can flail away at her enemies and add shields and the cherry on top is none other than Lucio who can heal away in his large radius as well as give you the burst of momentum via his speed boost ability. Thankfully the comp is freely adjustable so you can fixate almost any hero here that you would like but we suggested these specifically from our experience playing them in a variety of matches.
9. Impenetrable Fortress
As shown in the image above, one of the last few team comps we will be discussing in Overwatch 2 includes the following heroes:
- Orisa (Tank)
- Sigma (Tank)
- Zenyatta (Healer)
- Symmetra (DPS)
- Ashe (DPS)
Overwatch 1 featured some unique defensive comps that allowed you to stack traps and other overpowered elements to make your team feel unstoppable but that all changed with revamps to quite a few heroes as well as the major change from 6v6 to 5v5 gameplay.
However, if you are looking empty-handed on the defense side of things during matches especially when it’s escort maps. Then it’d be wise to use impenetrable fortress comp which sounds just as ridiculous as might’ve guessed already. The three main stars of this comp are Symmetra, Orisa, and Sigma who can form an unbreakable defense with the proper coordination and planning.
We found that using Ashe helped greatly here as her Dynamite and B.O.B ultimate can cover ranged targets with ease but you substitute her with anyone else just as Cassidy or even Sombra. Zenyatta will be your primary healer and it is essential that your team covers any chances of flanking by the opposition so that he doesn’t get taken out of the occasion and the entire fortress crumbles.
Strategically placing the laser turrets of Symmetra will be key during the open-ended places and be especially mindful of placing them in closed-out spaces where the enemy can retreat for cover. The real hassle will be to cover the healing of both Sigma and Orisa but thankfully they will have enough shields or armor so that you can focus on one of them at a given time.
10. All-Purpose Healing Squad
Lastly, it brings us to our final team comps that you can use in Overwatch 2 which as shown in the image above, consist of the following characters:
- Soldier 76 (DPS)
- Junkrat (DPS)
- Roadhog (Tank)
- Mercy (Healer)
- Zenyatta (Healer)
Believe it or not, there was a time during the original Overwatch when five healers plus a tank was considered the most downright comical team comp for the game in quickplay mode. Thankfully there is a similar comp we have brought to the table here but instead of all healers, we will be relying on heroes that can SELF-HEAL themselves such as Soldier 76’s Biotic Field and Roadhog’s “Take-a-Breather” abilities.
The team can work astoundingly well as you can pair our heavy damage dealer, Junkrat with Mercy for the damage boost and keep him healthy as he rains down grenades and land mines on his foes.
The comp is great for the Control Match type and if you feel like the team is feeling naked or weak then, by all means, you can swap Zenyatta out for another tank such as Orisa which will work great too. Mercy should be on the lookout if their other teammates may need healing, otherwise, just stick to amplifying attacks and it should be smooth sailing for the most part.
Try not to over-extend too much since you won’t have any shields or cover here unless you bring in heroes such as Reinhardt or Sigma to the fray. Keep your distance up and if they bring any counter to Mercy such as hit scans like Ashe, then be sure to defend her if you are playing the DPS or tank roles here.
The Team comps we have designed for you can be easily used in both Role and Non-role queue modes so in case you just want to lay back and have fun, then be sure to try out all of our comps with your friends or teammates.
You can freely adjust them in whichever way you want for Role queue too but make sure that you think twice about using them in the competitive mode as sometimes you will need a focused team to commit to the heroes here and their play style. Overwatch 2 has highly benefitted from the change to Five-versus-five combat and we are eager to experience how Blizzard manages to elevate the ecosystem further later down the road.
The initial launch of the game was rough but thankfully now that the dust has settled, the game has received a ton of balanced feedback from the dedicated player base. The PvE campaign mode of the game launches soon future too and we are eager to play it on release as soon as it arrives.
However, this wraps up our detailed guide of the 10 Best team comps that players can use in Overwatch 2. Do let us know if you find them fun to use with your squad and if you have any tips you would like to share about our team comps or adjust them, then please feel free to let us know about it in the comments section below!
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