Overwatch has formally made its lengthy-awaited transition to Overwatch 2, introducing new recreation modes, heroes, cosmetics, and a few recent balancing modifications. The swap additionally brings large modifications to the Overwatch 2 tanks. Whereas some gamers can be unhappy to listen to that the (*2*)authentic recreation is now offline and unplayable, it does imply that it received some a lot-wanted modifications and updates. One of many largest modifications from Overwatch to Overwatch 2 is that swap from a 6v6 to a 5v5, with every staff dropping from two tanks down to 1.
This transformation has impacted the meta for positive, together with a mess of particular person hero modifications, however this has had the biggest impression on the tank class. Whereas there is just one new tank within the recreation in the intervening time, Junker Queen, the swap to a single tank has shifted the meta. Beforehand, some tanks had been thought-about mains, whereas others might fill the off-tank slot, focusing extra on dealing injury and being an issue for the opposite staff, whereas the primary might concentrate on defending the heroes with smaller well being swimming pools. All of those obligations now relaxation on single tanks shoulders, impacting the effectiveness of every hero.
Whereas some heroes received full reworks for Overwatch 2, a few of them solely received minor changes to their kits. That is true for lots of the tank heroes and whereas gamers will definitely benefit from the selection between heroes, a few of them are simply higher tanks than others. That being mentioned, none of those heroes are straight up dangerous picks, however some are positively extra helpful than others. Here is how all 10 tank heroes in Overwatch 2 stack up.