Skulz's Overwatch Competitive Hero Tier List April 2018

Skulz's Overwatch Competitive Hero Tier List April 2018

The Overwatch Competitive Hero Tier List for April 2018 is ready. All the heroes are split in groups based on their popularity in pro games.

All heroes are arranged in six tiers based on their time played in pro games. The usage rate in each map is helpful to understand in which battlefield a hero shines the most.

The requisites for each tier never change. The goal is offering a neutral comparison that shows how the meta evolves over time.

The win rate has no effect on the tiers. The tiers depend only on the hero usage time, and aren't affected either by the win rate of a hero or by their performance in pub matches.

No personal opinions. Every month, we will see which heroes raised or declined in rank solely through the statistics.

The tier list includes all matches played from April 1st to 26th. 

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Tier S

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5

The tiers are viewed as clusters of data, and each hero is placed in the one they are closer the most.

Tier S: D.Va 95%.

Tier 1: Mercy 84% - Zenyatta 82% - Winston 81% - Tracer 78%.

Tier 2: Widowmaker 37%.

Tier 3: Junkrat 20% - Genji 19% - Lucio 18%.

Tier 4: Sombra 15% - Orisa 13% - Roadhog 11% - Mcree 11% - Moira 8%.

Tier 5: Soldier 5% - Pharah 4% - Reinhardt 3% - Ana 1% - Bastion 1% - Reaper 1% - Zarya 0.8% - Hanzo 0.6% - Mei 0.6% - Doomfist 0.5% - Torbjorn 0.05% - Symmetra 0%.

Past Tier List: March 2018

Attack and Defense usage rate

  • The usage rate of all heroes in attack and defense on each map.
  • To avoid unreadable graphs due to the excessive amount of data, all the values are showed in the tables after each group of graphs.
  • The characters are ordered according to this month's tier list.

The tables are responsive. If you are using a phone, you may have to turn it sideways for a full view. Otherwise, zoom in or click the top grey area to swipe it.

 
D.Va Mercy Zenyatta Winston Tracer Widowmaker
Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense
Temple of Anubis 100% 98% 87% 95% 96% 100% 97% 60% 85% 53% 7% 39%
Volskaya Industries 100% 98% 95% 92% 97% 95% 99% 98% 99% 99% 44% 34%
Junkertown 69% 88% 96% 98% 61% 62% 26% 30% 30% 23% 76% 80%
Route 66 99% 100% 93% 91% 99% 99% 94% 99% 94% 98% 67% 65%
Numbani 100% 100% 86% 91% 83% 85% 99% 97% 92% 92% 11% 17%
Blizzard World 100% 99% 70% 84% 86% 96% 94% 96% 88% 90% 30% 35%
 
 
Junkrat Genji Lucio Sombra Orisa Roadhog
Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense
Temple of Anubis 8% 80% 77% 19% 15% 3% 15% 2% 0% 39% 0% 0%
Volskaya Industries 0% 2% 13% 35% 7% 3% 7% 22% 0% 0,9% 0% 1%
Junkertown 43% 77% 24% 14% 3% 0,9% 7% 4% 68% 63% 51% 52%
Route 66 2% 4% 18% 11% 6% 7% 2% 6% 0,4% 0% 5% 0%
Numbani 4% 5% 53% 12% 19% 5% 11% 15% 0,5% 2% 0% 0%
Blizzard World 2% 23% 21% 5% 29% 14% 35% 30% 0% 1% 5% 1%
 
 
McCree Moira Soldier: 76 Pharah Reinhardt Ana
Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense
Temple of Anubis 0% 1% 2% 2% 0,4% 0,07% 0% 0% 0% 0,2% 0% 0,09%
Volskaya Industries 24% 1% 0,2% 3% 11% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 4%
Junkertown 1% 0,9% 0,4% 0,3% 1% 0,1% 0% 0% 0,04% 0% 3% 0,3%
Route 66 11% 4% 0,2% 0,1% 2% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0,07% 1%
Numbani 9% 8% 8% 2% 13% 46% 5% 2% 0% 0% 0,3% 13%
Blizzard World 12% 12% 13% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 5% 1% 0,02% 0%
 
 
Bastion Reaper Zarya Hanzo
Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense
Temple of Anubis 0% 0% 0,6% 0% 0,1% 0% 0% 0%
Volskaya Industries 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0,1% 0%
Junkertown 19% 0% 0,3% 0% 0,08% 0% 9% 0%
Route 66 0% 0% 0,6% 3% 0,1% 0,09% 2% 0%
Numbani 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0,1% 0,03% 0%
Blizzard World 0% 0,1% 0% 0% 0,05% 0,04% 0,1% 0%
Mei Doomfist Torbjorn Symmetra
Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense Attack Defense
Temple of Anubis 0% 1% 1% 1% 0,1% 0% 0% 0%
Volskaya Industries 0% 0.7% 0% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Junkertown 3% 0,1% 0,1% 0,3% 0,09% 0,07% 0% 0%
Route 66 0% 0,1% 0,2% 0,6% 0,06% 0,2% 0% 0%
Numbani 0% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Blizzard World 0% 0% 0% 0,5% 0% 0% 0,01% 0%
 

Hero popularity by map

Assault Maps

Escort Maps

Hybrid Maps

Control Maps

Hero popularity by team

Learn more: Torbjorn and Symmetra aren't popular picks in pro matches, but you can still enjoy them in your games. Check out my series of articles on them!

 

Header image: Blizzard - Statistics: Winston’s Lab

Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.