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An ultimate ability is an ability which is different from a hero's normal set of abilities. While normal abilities are typically available whenever a hero needs them, or are otherwise on a short cooldown, ultimate abilities are powerful capabilities that take a long time to become available after use.

The use of these abilities requires filling an ultimate meter with "charge". This charge builds over time, or if certain actions are performed (hitting enemies with your standard attack or blocking with your shield) this ultimate meter charges faster than normal. Once expended, the ultimate meter requires a long period of time to refill. Each hero's ultimate meter has a different base charge rate.

Ultimate ability typesEdit

There are three types of ultimate abilities: Transformation, Channeled, and Cast-time.

  • Transformation ultimates give the hero passive upgrades while allowing them to use their regular abilities without restriction, after forcing the hero to go through a brief transformation animation. An exception is Configuration: Tank, which disables Reconfigure; as well as Primal Rage which disables Barrier Projector due to the nature of the ability.
  • Channeled ultimates force the hero to enter a new state where their ability is channeled for the duration, restricting their other abilities. Channeled ultimates can be interrupted through most forms of crowd control, with the exception of Transcendence due to its invulnerability, and Molten Core.
  • Cast-time ultimates require a small window of time to pass before their effect is activated. During this window, if the user is interrupted through crowd control or other means, the ultimate will not take effect and is expended.

Ultimate abilitiesEdit

Tank Edit

DVa icon
IconSelfDestruct
Ultimate Ability: Self-Destruct
Cast-time ultimate type
Timed bomb ability type
1000 damage
20 m radius
Lasts 3 seconds
✘ Cannot inflict self damage
✘ Cannot inflict self knockback

D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Nerf this!"
DVa icon
IconCallMech
Ultimate Ability: Call Mech
Cast-time ultimate type
Form restoration ability type
50 damage
Lasts 2 seconds

If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Meka-activated!"
Orisa icon
Orisa supercharger
Ultimate Ability: Supercharger
Cast-time ultimate type
Object-deploying ability type
+50% damage dealt
25 m radius
1 sec cast
Lasts 16 seconds

Orisa deploys a device to increase damage by 50% inflicted by allies within its line of sight.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Cease your resistance!"
Reinhardt icon
IconEarthShatter
Ultimate Ability: Earthshatter
Cast-time ultimate type
Area stunning ability type
50 damage per enemy
2 m, 20 m range
Lasts 2.5 seconds

Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Hammer down!"
Roadhog icon
Whole Hog
Ultimate Ability: Whole Hog
Channeled ultimate type
Rapid-fire shotgun ability type
7.5 shots per second
109.5 damage per shot
  12 pellets per shot
  Max 4928 bodyshot damage per use
2.5 m/s movement speed
0.5 sec cast
Lasts 6 seconds
✔ Can headshot

After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
Winston icon
IconPrimalRage
Ultimate Ability: Primal Rage
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff, melee ability type
+500 maximum health, health and armor fully replenished
1.55 swings per second
40 damage per swing
4 m range
7.15 m/s movement speed
Lasts 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.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
Zarya icon
GravitonSurgeIcon
Ultimate Ability: Graviton Surge
Cast-time ultimate type
Arcing projectile, displacement ability type
5.5 damage per sec
  Max 22 damage per enemy
6 m radius
25 m/s projectile speed
Lasts 4 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot

Zarya launches a gravity bomb that draws in enemy combatants and deals damage while they’re trapped.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Огонь по готовности!"

Damage Edit

Ashe icon


IconBOB
Ultimate Ability: B.O.B.
Cast-time ultimate type
8 bullets per second
120 damage and/or 14 damage per bullet (112 damage per second)
  Max 1092 damage
45 m radius
1200 HP
Lasts 10 seconds after bumping

Ashe summons her trusted omnic sidekick, B.O.B., who charges forward and knocks enemies into the air, then lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Bob, do somethin'!"
Bastion icon
Icon configtank
Ultimate Ability: Configuration: Tank
Transformation ultimate type
Linear splash projectile ability type
1 shell per second
205 direct hit damage
70 - 145 splash damage
  28 splash self damage
  4 m splash damage radius
60 m/s projectile speed
1.5 sec cast
Lasts 8 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot
✔ Can inflict self damage
✔ Can inflict self knockback

In Tank mode, Bastion extends wheeled treads and a powerful long-range cannon. The cannon’s explosive shells demolish targets in a wide blast radius, but Bastion can only remain in this mode for a limited time.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
Doomfist icon
Doomfist ability meteorstrike
Ultimate Ability: Meteor Strike
Channeled ultimate type
Kinetic bombardment ability type
15 - 200, 300 damage
7.5 m radius
11 m/s movement speed
1 sec cast
Lasts 4 seconds

Doomfist leaps into the sky, then crashes to the ground, dealing significant damage.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Meteor strike!"
Genji icon
IconDragonblade
Ultimate Ability: Dragonblade
Transformation ultimate type
Melee ability type
1.17 swings per second
120 damage per hit
5 m range
8 m/s movement speed
Lasts 6 seconds

Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"龍神の剣を喰らえ!"
Hanzo icon
IconDragonstrike
Ultimate Ability: Dragonstrike
Cast-time ultimate type
Linear projectile ability type
125 damage (arrow)
 ~150 damage per second (per dragon)

  Max ~300 damage per second (dragons)
m range
4 m radius
1.5 sec cast
※ The inital arrow can headshot, but the dragons cannot.

Hanzo summons a Spirit Dragon which travels through the air in a line. It passes through walls in its way, devouring any enemies it encounters.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"龍が我が敵を喰らう!"
Junkrat icon
Rip Tire
Ultimate Ability: RIP-Tire
Cast-time ultimate type
Controlled bomb ability type
60 - 600 splash damage
  10 m splash damage radius
12 m/s projectile speed
Caster is immobilized
1.5 - 2 sec cast
Lasts 10 seconds
✘ Cannot inflict self damage
✘ Cannot inflict self knockback

Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught within the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Fire in the hole!"
McCree icon
DeadeyeIcon
Ultimate Ability: Deadeye
Channeled ultimate type
Charged rapid fire hitscan ability type
100 or 250 damage per sec
200 m range
2 m/s movement speed
0.2 sec cast
Lasts 6 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot

Focus. Mark. Draw. McCree takes a few precious moments to aim; when he's ready to fire, he shoots every enemy in his line of sight. The weaker his targets are, the faster he'll line up a killshot.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"It's high noon."
Mei icon
IconBlizzard
Ultimate Ability: Blizzard
Cast-time ultimate type
Arcing splash projectile ability type
20 damage per second
  Max 100 damage per enemy
10 m radius
20 m/s projectile speed
1.5 sec cast
Lasts 5 seconds

Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"冻住,不许走!"
Pharah icon
IconBarrage
Ultimate Ability: Barrage
Channeled ultimate type
Automatic rapid fire projectile ability type
30 rockets per second
40 damage per rocket
  Max 3600 damage per use
28.5 m/s projectile speed
Caster is immobilized
Lasts 3 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot
✔ Can inflict self damage
✘ Cannot inflict self knockback

Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Justice rains from above!"
Reaper icon
IconDeathBlossom
Ultimate Ability: Death Blossom
Channeled ultimate type
Area of effect damaging ability type
170 damage per sec
  Max 510 damage per enemy
8 m radius
3 m/s movement speed
Lasts 3 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot

In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"DIE, DIE, DIE!"
Soldier76 icon
IconTacticalVisor
Ultimate Ability: Tactical Visor
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
~45 m range
Lasts 6 seconds
0.75 sec reload
✘ Cannot headshot

Soldier: 76’s pinpoint targeting visor “locks” his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. If an enemy leaves his line of sight, Soldier: 76 can quickly switch to another target.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"I've got you in my sights."
Sombra icon
IconEMP
Ultimate Ability: EMP
Cast-time ultimate type
Area debuff ability type
15 m radius
0.5 sec cast
Lasts 6 seconds

Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"¡Apagando las luces!"
Symmetra icon
IconPhotonBarrierNew
Ultimate Ability: Photon Barrier
Cast-time ultimate type
Barrier ability type
5000 barrier HP
Lasts 15 seconds

Symmetra deploys a massive energy barrier which prevents ranged attacks and is big enough to cut through the entire map.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"यही परम वास्तविकता है!"
Tracer icon
IconPulseBomb
Ultimate Ability: Pulse Bomb
Cast-time ultimate type
Timed bomb ability type
5, 300 damage
3 m radius
~16 m/s projectile speed
Lasts 1 second
✔ Can inflict self damage
✘ Cannot inflict self knockback

Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Time's up!!!"
Torbjörn icon
IconMoltenCoreNew
Ultimate Ability: Molten Core
Channeled ultimate type
Hazard-spawning ability type
10 globules
6.66 shots per second
160 or 190 damage per second
0.6 sec cast
Lasts 6 seconds, 10 seconds

Torbjörn creates pools of molten slag that deal massive, sustained damage (plus bonus damage to armor), and can prevent enemies from moving through key locations.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Molten Core!"
Widowmaker icon
IconInfraSight
Ultimate Ability: Infra-Sight
Transformation ultimate type
Team-wide buff ability type
0.5 sec cast
Lasts 15.5 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.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"No one can hide from my sight."

Support Edit

Ana icon
Ana nanoboost
Ultimate Ability: Nano Boost
Cast-time ultimate type
Ally-targeting hitscan ability type
50% damage boost, 50% damage resistance
40 m range
300 healing on use
0.2 sec cast
Lasts 8 seconds

After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"You're powered up, get in there!"
Brigitte icon
Icon rally
Ultimate Ability: Rally
Transformation ultimate type
Armor generation ability type
8 m radius
+30 armor per second
  Max 100 armor

Lasts 10 seconds

Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Rally to me!"
Lucio icon
IconSoundBarrier
Ultimate Ability: Sound Barrier
Cast-time ultimate type
Area-of-effect buff ability type
30 m radius
+750 temporary shield
Lasts 6 seconds

Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Oh, let's break it down!"
Mercy icon
Iconvalkyrie
Ultimate Ability: Valkyrie
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
9 m/s movement speed
Lasts 15 seconds

Valkyrie unleashes the full power of Mercy's Valkyrie Suit, enhancing her weapons and abilities for 15 seconds.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Heroes never die!"
Moira icon
Moira coalescence
Ultimate Ability: Coalescence
Channeled ultimate type
Linear piercing beam ability type
70 damage per second
30 m range
140 healing per second
 50 healing per second on self

9 m/s movement speed
0.5 sec cast
Lasts 8 seconds
✘ Cannot headshot

Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies. While channeling this ability, Moira's movement speed increases greatly, but she cannot perform any other actions.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Surrender to my will!"
Zenyatta icon
IconTranscendence
Ultimate Ability: Transcendence
Channeled ultimate type
Area healing ability type
10 m radius
300 healing per second
11 m/s movement speed
Lasts 6 seconds

Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage, moves twice as fast, and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Experience tranquility."

Event exclusive Edit

Mercy icon
IconResurrect
Ultimate Ability: Resurrect
Area resurrection ability type
Lasts 2.25 seconds

In Junkenstein's Revenge, the AI controlled Witch of the Wilds radiates restorative power, bringing dead allies back into the fight with full health.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"My servants never die!"
Lucio icon
IconSoundBarrier
Ultimate Ability: Turbo Boost
Self buff ability type
Lasts 8 sec

In Lúcioball, Lúcio is able to temporarily boost his own movement speed and jump height. While the boost is active, he can also use Soundwave more frequently.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Oh, let's break it down!"
Mei icon
IconBlizzard
Ultimate Ability: Flurry
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
2.5 shots per second
Lasts 6 seconds

In Mei's Snowball Offensive, provides unlimited snowballs.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Get ready for a flurry!"
Mei icon
Steel Trap
Ultimate Ability: Steel Trap
Immobilization ability type

In Yeti Hunt, Mei tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)

Removed or reworked Edit

Mercy icon
IconResurrect
Ultimate Ability: Resurrect
Area resurrection ability type
15 m range
1 sec cast
Lasts 2.25

Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Heroes never die!"
Torbjörn icon
IconMoltenCore
Ultimate Ability: Molten Core
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
Supercharges turret
+50% attack speed
+300 armor
Lasts 12 seconds

After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Molten Core!"
Symmetra icon
IconTeleporter
Ultimate Ability: Teleporter
Cast-time ultimate type
Object-deploying ability type
6 charges
2 sec cast
Lasts until destroyed or depleted of charges

Symmetra places a teleporter exit pad at her current location, and connects it to a teleporter entry pad at her team’s starting point. Allies can travel through the entry pad to the exit pad instantly, enabling them to return to the fight swiftly after being defeated.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Teleporter online, I have opened the path."
Symmetra icon
Shieldgenerator
Ultimate Ability: Shield Generator
Cast-time ultimate type
Object-deploying ability type
50 m radius
+75 shields
2 sec cast
Lasts until destroyed, 5 sec

Symmetra deploys a wide-radius generator that provides increased shielding to her entire team.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Shield Generator online, you are protected."

Build rate Edit

Ultimate abilities have a base build rate in seconds, and can also be built by dealing damage. Some heroes can also build ultimate through their healing abilities.

Hero Ultimate Charge per Duration
60 seconds 120 damage 120 healing
Tank
D.Va (Mech) Self-Destruct 21.8% 8.7%[UltTable 1] N/A 4 seconds
D.Va (Pilot) Call Mech 100% 40% N/A 2 seconds
Orisa Supercharger 17.4% 7% N/A 16 seconds
Reinhardt Earthshatter 21.8% 8.7% N/A 3 seconds
Roadhog Whole Hog 15% 6% 6% 6 seconds
Winston Primal Rage 21.8% 8.7% N/A 10 seconds
Wrecking Ball Minefield 21.8% 8.7% N/A 20 seconds
Zarya Graviton Surge 16.3% 6.5% N/A 4 seconds
Damage
Bastion Configuration: Tank 14.5% 5.8% 5.8% 8 seconds
Doomfist Meteor Strike 20% 8% N/A 5 seconds
Genji Dragonblade 20% 8% N/A 6 seconds
Hanzo Dragonstrike 20% 8% N/A
Junkrat RIP-Tire 19% 7.6% N/A 10 seconds
McCree Deadeye 20% 8% N/A 6 seconds
Mei Blizzard 20.7% 8.3% 8.3% 5 seconds
Pharah Barrage 16.3% 6.5% N/A 3 seconds
Reaper Death Blossom 16.3% 6.5% 6.5% 3 seconds
Soldier: 76 Tactical Visor 20% 8% 8% 6 seconds
Sombra EMP 25% 9.6% N/A 6 seconds
Symmetra Photon Barrier 20% 8% N/A 15 seconds
Torbjörn Molten Core 18.5% 7.4% N/A 12 seconds
Tracer Pulse Bomb 26.7% 10.7% N/A 2 seconds
Widowmaker Infra-Sight 21.8% 8.7% N/A 15 seconds
Support
Ana Nano Boost 18.2% 7.3% 7.3% 8 seconds
Brigitte Rally 12% 4.8% 4.8% 10 seconds
Lúcio Sound Barrier 11.4% 4.6% 5.8% 6 seconds
Mercy Valkyrie 15.4% 6.2% 4.9% 15 seconds
Moira Coalescence 14.1% 5.7% 6.8% 8 seconds
Zenyatta Transcendence 14.5% 5.8% 7.6% 6 seconds
  1. As long as her mech explodes, D.Va will enter Pilot Form with full ultimate.

Patch changesEdit

  • Overwatchemblem black August 9, 2018 Patch: Some ultimate abilities now restore ammunition after completion for some heroes.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 10, 2017 Patch: Ultimate charge is now immediately expended when a hero's ultimate ability is activated, instead of depleting over a short period of time.
  • Overwatchemblem black June 20, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that prevented players from hearing the voice line that typically accompanies their ultimate if they executed the ultimate after being stunned.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed healers to gain Ultimate charge more quickly than intended. Dealing damage to things other than players (like Torbjörn's turret or Symmetra's teleporter) no longer charges ultimate abilities. Ultimate costs have been increased by 25% for all heroes.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Ultimates that consume the ultimate meter when activated will now drain the meter more quickly. Ultimate abilities will now interrupt quick melee attacks.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 19, 2016 Patch: Self-healing abilities now charge ultimate abilities.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge should no longer reset whenever a player selects a different hero and then cancels while dead.