Overwatch 2 Torbjorn [Full Hero Guide]

A complete guide on Torbjorn in Overwatch 2 who is a damage hero in the game.

Tracer, Genji, Doomfist, and Winston are some other great heroes that you can use in Overwatch. However, some of them are not damage-type heroes like Torbjorn. Torbjorn might be small, but he packs a punch and is probably one of the few characters with 2 weapons in the game. So today, let’s review everything there is to know about Overwatch 2 Torbjorn.

Key Takeaways
  • Torbjorn is a damage hero in Overwatch 2, a dwarf-like character but you shouldn’t let his appearance deceive you.
  • Torbjorn’s primary weapon is the Rivet Gun, which has two firing modes: a long-range mode with low damage and a slower firing rate and a close-range mode with high damage but lower accuracy.
  • His secondary weapon is the Forging Hammer, which can be used for close-range attacks or to repair his automatic turret ability.
  • Torbjorn’s abilities include Deploy Turret which allows him to deploy an automatic turret on the battlefield, Overload which gives him temporary buffs to his armor and attack speed and Molten Core which allows him to create a pool of molten lava that damages enemies and creates a barrier.
  • Torbjorn’s playstyle involves using his turret and abilities to deal damage and protect objectives, while also using his Rivet Gun and Forging Hammer for additional damage and utility.
  • Using the right strategies, you can dominate matches while playing with Torbjorn.

Overview Of Torbjorn

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Torbjorn In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
Damage200.050.0Rivet Gun
Rivet Gun Alt Fire
Forge Hammer
Deploy Turret
Molten Core

Torbjorn’s character design depicts him as a dwarf-like character, but you shouldn’t let his appearance deceive you. He is one of the best damage-type heroes in the game and has a variety of tools at his disposal. Using the right strategies, you can dominate matches while playing with Torbjorn.

As for his story, Torbjorn is actually an engineer in the game and has invented a plethora of weapons and items. He deals with everything based on logic, and his inventions make the best use of technology in the game. It becomes more evident when he uses his abilities.

Lastly, Torbjorn is a damage hero and is best used offensively. However, he has a certain set of gadgets that can be implemented long-range. Additionally, his main weapon, known as the Rivet Gun, actually has two different modes that you can toggle between.

Torbjorn’s Weapons

Torbjorn is a damage hero with two different weapons in the game. His main weapon is the Rivet Gun, whereas his secondary weapon is actually a melee known as the Forge Hammer. So, he is a versatile hero with two different weapons for different situations. Now we will discuss both of these weapons in complete detail.

Rivet Gun

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Rivet Gun (Image Credit: eXputer)

As you can see from the above image, the Riivet Gun actually looks like a small shotgun in the game. It additionally has two different types of firing modes in the game, which makes it viable at both short and long-ranges during the matches.

Its main firing method utilizes the long-range and shoots bullets with accuracy. Basically, the Rivet Gun can be used to accurately damages opponents at long range. However, the damage dealt per shot is low, which is around almost 70 points to HP. Additionally, the firing rate is slower when the gun is utilized at a long range.

When your targets get up close, you can make use of the secondary ammunition of the Rivet Gun that acts very similar to a shotgun. However, the accuracy of this weapon at close range is not that accurate. But if you do land a shot, then you’ll greatly damage your opponent with 125 points to their total health.

Forging Hammer

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Forging Hammer (Image Credit: eXputer)

The Forging Hammer is just a melee weapon, as you can see in the image above. However, there are two creative ways of utilizing the weapon in the game. You can quickly switch to the Forging Hammer and hit the opponents at close-range while dealing 55 damage per hit.

Additionally, the Forging Hammer can be used to repair one of Torbjorn’s abilities in the game. Basically, he can use an automatic turret that fires at opponents once planted. However, if the turret gets damaged, then Torbjorn can repair the turret using his hammer. That is actually a very creative implementation of weapon usage from the developers.

Torbjorn’s Abilities 

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Abilities of Torbjorn (Image Credit: eXputer)

Torbjorn has 2 basic abilities and an additional ultimate attack which needs to be charged up in order to be used. One of his abilities makes use of his technological inventions in the game, while the other actually give him buffs. Following are Torbjorn’s abilities in the game;

  • Deploy Turret
  • Overload
  • Molten Core

Molten Core is his ultimate ability, but we will discuss the basic abilities first.

Deploy Turret

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Deploy Turret Ability In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Cooldown: 10 Seconds (if destroyed)

Using this ability, Torbjorn deploys a fully automatic turret on the battlefield that will automatically shoot your opponents. That is very useful when you’re alone at the objective, and your teammates are far. Using the turret can not only provide a decoy but also deal damage to your opponents at the same time. 

Having a second gun that keeps firing with you is always appreciated. And the turret can even distract your opponents while you make a quick escape. Additionally, you can strategically use the turret at vantage points so that it remains both hidden and can attack your enemies.

The turret additionally continues to damage your opponents until it is destroyed. So, the ability doesn’t even go to the 10-second cooldown until the previous turret has been either destroyed by the enemy team or Torbjorn manually in the game.


the ability of the hero
Overload Ability In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • Duration: 5 seconds

You must’ve already noticed by seeing the image that Torbjorn’s total health has increased. He now has an additional 100 points of HP over his previous 250 total health. That is because we have used the Overload ability of the character in the game.

Not only does the Overload ability provide a health boost, but it will also increase the movement speed of Torbjorn whilst also increasing the damage of your weapons. The reload speed is also enhanced. So overload is a huge buff, but it only lasts for a short duration of 5 seconds in the game. Additionally, it has a big cooldown of 10 seconds. However, you should use this ability to escape from battle as it provides greater movement speed.

Molten Core

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Molten Core Ability In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Duration: 15 secs

Now let us discuss Torbjorn’s ultimate ability in the game. Firstly, you should know that ultimate abilities need to be charged over the course of the match. And these are charged by killing opponents. So, once the ability is charged, you can use it to dominate the battlefield for some time.

Torbjorn’s ultimate ability is actually more of an AOE attack, as depicted in the image above. It creates pools of molten lava that stay on the ground and damage opponents for some time. And they hit like a truck as they deal massive damage if someone gets stuck in them.

You can take out a bunch of opponents at once if you use the ultimate ability strategically. It is definitely advised to save it until using it becomes absolutely necessary. Such abilities often come clutch in competitive games like Overwatch 2, and you can turn the tide while using Torbjorn.

Playstyle For Torbjorn 

Torbjorn is a damage hero, but his abilities give him both offensive and defensive strengths. His main weapon additionally has two different types of attacks, and he even has an additional melee weapon in the game. He is truly a versatile hero in Overwatch 2.

If you like to dominate the frontline, then you should definitely play with Torbjorn. His turret ability can be used to both attack and distract your opponents. Overload can make quick work of your opponents as it increases the overall damage of your weapons. Additionally, it can even be used to escape the battlefield.

His main weapon has firing modes for both short and long ranges. However, both of these modes have some pros and cons that we have already discussed above. Nonetheless, having something for all ranges is a huge advantage. Now we will entail some tips and tricks for the character in the game.

Tips And Tricks

Following are some tips and tricks for using Torbjorn in the game;

  • Always capitalize on the turret ability of Torbjorn in the game. It not only provides a secondary source of damage but also keeps your enemies distracted. Keep using this ability whenever it is available. The turret hits everyone on the enemy team and can even damage some of the mobile characters in Overwatch 2.
  • Try to keep your distance from the enemy and use the long-range firing mode more. We know that it is slower and deals less damage, but it is much more accurate than the close-range attacks. Additionally, staying at a distance will allow you to make a quick escape when needed as well.
  • Most players do not use the Forging Hammer; however, its turret-repairing ability is especially useful and can save you the cooldown. It is just as good at close-range to attack enemies as well. Switching between Torbjorn’s main weapon and melee weapon according to the situation is absolutely necessary in order to utilize this hero in the game best.

Torbjorn Changes From Overwatch To Sequel

The characters like Lucio that have been ported from the first Overwatch to the sequel have been changed slightly. That also includes Torbjorn. Some characters have had massive changes, while others have been just tweaked. These changes have been made to refine the gameplay and create a more balanced experience.

As far as we’ve played, there don’t seem to be any major changes that have been made to Torbjorn in the game. However, his weapons have been tweaked, but these tweaks are not major. They are so minor that fans of the original game might not even feel a difference.


Overwatch 2 is Blizzard’s sequel to the original Overwatch game. The amount of new content that it brings to the table is currently average; however, we are sure that the developers will keep adding new stuff with updates. However, you will notice that the gameplay is much more refined here. Both the fans of the original game and new players will enjoy Overwatch 2, and the server issues have also been fixed now.

This concludes our Overwatch 2 character guide. We discussed his abilities and the weapons that he uses in complete detail. The best playstyle for using the character has also been mentioned, with some tips and tricks for new players. We hope that the guide was useful in learning about Torbjorn. Let us know what you think about Overwatch 2 in the comments below!

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Muhammad Haris Umer

Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Elden Ring is his all-time favorite soulslike game.  Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Masters In Computer Science || Previously Worked as a Freelance Writer || Published 150+ Guides 

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