Winston, 29


Scientist, Adventurer


Horizon Lunar Colony (Formerly)




Winston is a Hero in Overwatch.

Winston Information

"Imagination is the essence of discovery."

Winston Abilities

tesla_cannon.pngTesla Cannon


Ammo: 100
Winston's weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.

jump_pack.pngJump Pack


Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.

barrier_projector.pngBarrier Projector


Duration: 5 Seconds
Cooldown: 13 Seconds
Winston's barrier projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the barrier can return fire from within it.

primal_rage.pngPrimal Rage

Ultimate Ability

Duration: 10 Seconds
Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.

Winston Gameplay

Winston Tactics and Strategies

  • Winston's cannon has pretty low range and is only really effective inside of 10 meters. His jump attack ability is moderately effective at knockback but does not provide significant damage. His barrier is an effective cover and large enough area of effect to protect an entire team. His best ability is his rampage in ultimate where he can clear out a cluster of foes. He can be effective using the barrier and jump attacks to cause disruption in enemy strategies until his ultimate is charged.
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Winston Backstory

A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity's potential.

The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity's renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.

One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists' experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.

But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.

Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.

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