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Abilities in Overwatch.

Abilities Information


Abilities are the primary actions that Heroes take during gameplay in order to complete their objectives and defeat opponents. They are defined by the Roles of the Hero and come in 4 categories:

Passive Abilities

Abilities which happen automatically without having to trigger them, such as Wall Climb

Weapon Abilities

Primary weapon fire for the hero, typically feature ammo capacity and rounds available. Do not feature a cooldown.


Standard Abilities

Actions the Heroes can take during a match. They typically last a brief period and feature a cooldown time.

Ultimate Abilities

Special powerful abilities Heroes charge by killing or damaging opponents. Some heroes like Mercy can recharge their Ultimate Meters through healing allies or Torbjorn's through his turret.



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