‘Overwatch’ Characters Poll: Share Your Favorite Heroes & Counters

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After almost two years of anticipation, Overwatch is finally being released across multiple platforms. Open beta built the hype for Blizzard’s first new IP in 17 years to even greater heights, and the game, and comparisons to games like Battleborn and TF2 have been dismissed.

Overwatch will feature 21 heroes at launch, all with individual skills and strengths. The core of Overwatch surrounds team composition, and adjusting to different heroes throughout the match based on the circumstances. And while the heroes vary greatly, several of them have already risen to become the favorites at the selection screen.

After 9.7 million gamers tried the beta, Blizzard released a nifty infographic regarding some in-game stats. According to the graphic, the most popular characters in beta were Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Reinhardt and Mercy.

In the competitive scene, all of those characters feature prominently except for S76. We’re guessing his usage was high since he was the default option for beta, as Reaper and Genji are more likely to see massive use.

What do you think? Take our polls, check out the results, and let us know in the comments who your “main” will be.

Overwatch Character Survey