Torbjorn Lindholm, 57


Weapons Designer


Gothenburg, Sweden




Torbjorn is a Hero in Overwatch.

Torbjorn Information

"Build 'em up, break 'em down."

Torbjorn Abilities

rivet_gun.pngRivet Gun


Ammo: 18
Rounds: 1
Torbjörn fires rivets at long range, or ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.

forge_hammer.pngForge Hammer


Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.

build_turret.pngBuild Turret


Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use the scrap he collects from dead enemies and allies to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel and a rocket launcher.

armor_pack.pngArmor Pack


Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to gain 75 armor.

molten_core.pngMolten Core

Ultimate Ability

Duration: 20 Seconds
After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal. It also temporarily upgrades a level 2 turret to level 3.

Torbjorn Gameplay

Torbjorn Tactics and Strategies

  • Torbjorn's different abilities can be a bit to manage but they all work in a positive feedback loop. Deploying and upgrading turrets and leaving armor packs for your allies is the priority for this versatile defender. His turrets works well behind Reinhardt's barrier to protect a position, while his armor packs are useful for the vulnerable offensive specialists. Torbjorn is a busy character to play as he will be constantly constructing turrets and armor pickups, collecting scrap, then upgrading and repairing deployed turrets while at the same time keeping enemies at bay with his rivet gun. The rivet gun does not have a high rate of fire but can do good damage at medium to close range when switching between its single fire and shotgun like modes and is a quality compliment to his turret building.
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Torbjorn Backstory

At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to the workshop of an ingenious engineer named Torbjörn Lindholm.

Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjörn had gained notoriety for designing weapons systems used by countries around the world. However, his belief that technology must serve a better vision for humanity put him at odds with his employers, who desired to control his weapons using networked computer intelligence.

Torbjörn had a deep mistrust of sentient robotic intelligence, and while many of his peers wrote this off as paranoia, his worst fears were realized when the robot populations of the world turned against their human creators during the Omnic Crisis. Because of his engineering genius, he was recruited to join the original Overwatch strike team, and his many inventions proved integral to ending the crisis. In the years that followed, Overwatch became an international peacekeeping force, and Torbjörn remained a critical resource for all of its technological needs and signature weapons systems.

But in the aftermath of Overwatch's fall, many of Torbjörn's weapons were stolen or stashed away around the world. Feeling responsible for his creations, Torbjörn is determined to stop them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc on the innocent.

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