Want to know about Overwatch 2 heroes? The sequel to Blizzard’s hero-based FPS game will feature a mixture of returning characters and at least one new face. As content will be shared across Overwatch 1 and 2, we know that all of the original Overwatch characters will be in the roster. They will be joined by new heroes will be introduced before and after Overwatch 2 goes live, too.
So far, we’ve only had one new character confirmed – Sojourn. We were originally expecting Echo to join the ranks of new Overwatch 2 heroes as well but she ended up sneaking into Overwatch 1 before active development of that game finished.
Throughout this guide we’ll go over all the new Overwatch 2 heroes we’ve come across so far and what their abilities are. The Overwatch 2 release date is closer than it was, but still some time away so this list isn’t exhaustive. But we’ll keep updating it with more information as it becomes available. Now that’s out the way, here’s everything we know about the new Overwatch 2 heroes.
The new Overwatch 2 heroes are:
We got some hints about Sojourn’s existence during Overwatch’s Archives event. During some of the promotion, we hear a decrypted audio message for Soldier 76 where Sojourn informs him of a new approach to capturing the game’s villain Doomfist.
BlizzConline 2021 revealed Sojourn is in fact a DPS character, equipped with an energy rifle stocking 40 bullets per magazine. Attacking with Sojourn’s energy rifle charges up her railgun, so players will want to frequently alternate between the two weapons in combat. Blizzard hasn’t given names to any of Sojourn’s abilities right now, but we have been able to see what she is capable so far via some Sojourn gameplay.
And there you have it, all the new Overwatch 2 heroes we’ve come across so far. Read up on all of the Overwatch 2 maps revealed to date, as well as our thoughts on an Overwatch 2 tier list based on our recent experience with the beta.