Amélie Lacroix




Annecy, France



Widowmaker is a Hero in Overwatch.

Widowmaker Information

"One shot, one kill."

Widowmaker Abilities

widows_kiss.pngWidow's Kiss


Ammo: 30
Rounds: 1
Widowmaker's versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.

grappling_hook.pngGrappling Hook


Cooldown: 12 Seconds
Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she's aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she's quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.

venom_mine.pngVenom Mine


Cooldown: 5 Seconds
Duration: 15 Seconds
Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine's motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.


Ultimate Ability

Duration: 15 Seconds
Widowmaker's recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

Widowmaker Gameplay

Widowmaker Tactics and Strategies

  • Widowmaker is a versatile sniper who can rapidly fire at long range and with stability. Her grappling hook lets her get up to high ground vantage points from where she can cover a position. From her vantage points she can use her ultimate to mark enemies for her allies. Her assault rifle is effective at medium range, ~30 meters but her lower ammo capacity and slower reload makes it better suited for emergencies only.
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Widowmaker Backstory

Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.

It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife, Amélie. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.

Two weeks later she killed Gérard in his sleep.

Her mission complete, Amélie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. Amélie was gone.

Now, Widowmaker is Talon's most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.

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