Overwatch has officially made its long-awaited transition to Overwatch 2, introducing new game modes, heroes, cosmetics, and some fresh balancing changes. The switch also brings big changes to the Overwatch 2 tanks. While some players will be sad to hear that the original game is now offline and unplayable, it does mean that it got some much-needed changes and updates. One of the biggest changes from Overwatch to Overwatch 2 is that switch from a 6v6 to a 5v5, with each team dropping from two tanks down to one.
This change has impacted the meta for sure, along with a multitude of individual hero changes, but this has had the largest impact on the tank class. While there is only one new tank in the game at the moment, Junker Queen, the switch to a single tank has shifted the meta. Previously, some tanks were considered mains, while others could fill the off-tank slot, focusing more on dealing damage and being a problem for the other team, while the main could focus on defending the heroes with smaller health pools. All of these responsibilities now rest on single tanks shoulders, impacting the effectiveness of each hero.
While some heroes got complete reworks for Overwatch 2, some of them only got minor adjustments to their kits. This is true for many of the tank heroes and while players will certainly enjoy the variety between heroes, some of them are just better tanks than others. That being said, none of these heroes are straight up bad picks, but some are definitely more useful than others. Here’s how all 10 tank heroes in Overwatch 2 stack up.