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 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.

Overview Of Torbjorn

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Torbjorn In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
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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 I will discuss both of these weapons in complete detail.

Rivet Gun

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Rivet Gun (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Appearance: Resembles a small shotgun.
  • Firing Modes: Offers both long-range precision and short-range burst damage.
    • Long-range mode: Fires accurately with a damage output of approximately 70 HP per shot, but with a slower firing rate.
    • Short-range mode: Functions like a shotgun, less accurate but can deal 125 HP damage if the shot hits.

Forging Hammer

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Forging Hammer (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Usage: Primarily a melee weapon, dealing 55 damage per hit.
  • Secondary Function: Can repair Torbjorn’s automatic turret, an ability that showcases creative weapon application in gameplay.

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 I will discuss the basic abilities first.

Deploy Turret

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Deploy Turret Ability In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Function: Deploys an automatic turret that targets enemies.
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds after the turret is destroyed.
  • Strategic Use: Offers additional firepower and can act as a decoy. It’s effective for holding objectives or creating strategic advantages at vantage points.


the ability of the hero
Overload Ability In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)
  • Effect: Temporarily boosts Torbjorn’s health, speed, weapon damage, and reload speed.
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds.
  • Duration: 5 seconds.
  • Tactical Advantage: Ideal for enhancing combat effectiveness in critical moments or facilitating quick escapes.

Molten Core

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

Now let’s 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.

  • Nature: Area of Effect (AOE) attack.
  • Duration: 15 seconds.
  • Impact: Creates damaging pools of molten lava, significantly hurting enemies caught within its range.
  • Strategic Implementation: Best reserved for pivotal moments to disrupt enemy positions or secure objective areas.

Playstyle For Torbjorn 

Torbjorn’s role as a damage hero in Overwatch 2 is complemented by his mix of offensive and defensive abilities, making him a versatile figure on any team. His arsenal allows for effective engagement at all ranges, with specialized abilities for both attack and defense.

  1. Leverage the Turret: Make full use of Torbjorn’s Deploy Turret ability. It serves as an additional damage source and a strategic distraction. Position it wisely to maximize its effectiveness without exposing it too much to enemy attacks.
  2. Maintain Distance: Utilize the Rivet Gun’s long-range firing mode to stay out of immediate danger while dealing consistent damage. This tactic also provides an easier retreat if the situation becomes unfavorable.
  3. Use Overload Wisely: Overload boosts Torbjorn’s combat capabilities significantly, making him tougher and deadlier. Employ it both offensively to enhance your attack and defensively to facilitate escapes.
  4. Repair Your Turret: Don’t overlook the Forge Hammer’s ability to repair the turret. Keeping your turret operational can be crucial in prolonged fights. The hammer also serves as a potent close-range weapon if enemies get too close.
  5. Adapt Your Weapon Use: Switch between the Rivet Gun and Forge Hammer based on your combat range and the tactical situation. Each weapon has its strengths and should be used accordingly to maximize Torbjorn’s effectiveness.
  6. Positioning is Key: Your turret’s placement can turn the tide of a battle. Place it in spots where it can surprise enemies or cover critical areas, but where it also can be protected or easily repaired by you.
  7. Ultimate Timing: Save Molten Core for key moments, such as denying area during objective captures or breaking enemy pushes. Its area denial capability can secure crucial victories in tight situations.

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.

My Thoughts When Playing With Torbjorn

Playing Torbjorn in OW2 can be slightly more complicated. How a player is supposed to play Torbjorn is highly dependent on the composition of the enemy team. When the enemy team is running longed-ranged heroes such as Widowmaker, then I play a bit more aggressively than normal and try to close the gap between myself and the enemies. As such, I would recommend this exact approach to anyone trying out this hero in Overwatch 2.

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My Overwatch 2 hours on Steam

However, if the enemies are running a dive composition such as Reinhardt, Tracer, Genji, or any other heroes like that, then you, like me, should try to deal damage while keeping your distance. Once they dive in, make sure that you have the turret in position and play defensive.

This concludes my Overwatch 2 character guide. I 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. I hope that the guide was useful in learning about Torbjorn. Let me know what you think about Overwatch 2 in the comments below!

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Naqib is a Guides Writer at eXputer. He is a passionate gamer and a die-hard anime fan since a very young age. Now, after gaining 15+ years of gaming experience and spending more than 5,000 hours on Valorant, Naqib creates content based on his firsthand knowledge of the most recent video games! You can further follow his gaming activities on his Steam profile.

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