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Widow's Kiss
30 rounds per clip
1.5-second reload
Primary fire: Automatic Mode
Rapid fire hitscan type
6.5 - 13 damage per shot
10 shots per second
1 round per shot
✔ Can headshot
Secondary fire: Scope Mode
Single shot hitscan type
1.9 m/s movement speed
12 - 120 damage
1 uncharged shot per 0.45 seconds - 1 fully charged shot per 1.2 seconds
3 rounds per shot
0.75 second charging, 0.45 second buffer, 0.33 second scope in/out
✔ Can headshot

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.
Primary Fire Key: (PC LMB, PS R2, XB RT)
Secondary Fire Key: (PC RMB, PS L2, XB LT)


Widowmaker's Widow's Kiss can function as an automatic rifle. Its primary fire can shoot 10 shot per second with a relatively wide bullet spread. The first shot is perfectly accurate, travelling straight down the crosshair. Each shot deals 13 damage and is immune to falloff damage.

Widowmaker will scope in by holding her secondary fire button, while Widow's Kiss transforms itself into a sniper rifle. During this time, Widowmaker's movement speed will be reduced. The longer Widowmaker stays scoped in, the more powerful her next shot will be. It takes 0.75 seconds to charging from 0% to 100%. A sniper shot will deal 12 damage minimum, if the charge is 0 to 10%. Otherwise, if the charge is n%, the damage of the next shot will be (n×1.2) damage.

Widowmaker will inflict 2.5 times the bodyshot damage with a scoped-in headshot, rather than the standard 2-time multiplier of other weapons. Therefore, she will deal 30 headshot damage at 0% charge and 300 headshot damage at 100%.

In the game options, Widowmaker has two options that affect her Widow's Kiss:

  • Toggle Zoom: When enabled, pressing the appropriate button will toggle the scope on and off. Otherwise, the button must be held.
  • Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed: Adjust the sensitivity of the mouse only while the scope is activated.


  • The modular design of Widow's Kiss allows the barrel to extend and retract easily so the rifle can switch between sniper and fully automatic mode.[1]

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black September 11, 2018 Patch: Increased the precision of the Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed slider. This can be found under Options > Controls > Hero > Widowmaker.
  • Overwatchemblem black July 24, 2018 Patch: Now has damage falloff applied on her automatic primary fire (50% at max range)
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Charge rate increased by 20%.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 11, 2016 Patch: Alternate fire: Scoping-in animation time has been reduced from 0.5 to 0.33 seconds
  • Overwatchemblem black June 14, 2016 Patch: Alternate fire: Base damage decreased from 15 to 12; Headshot damage multiplier increased from 2x to 2.5x; Players must now wait for the unscoping animation to completely finish before scoping.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 6, 2016 (beta) Patch: Added some transparency to Widowmaker’s scope graphic when scoped in. Fixed an issue where Widowmaker’s scope graphic wasn’t rendering when scoped in.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 5, 2016 (beta) Patch: Added hero-specific options "Toggle Zoom" and "Mouse Sensitivity While Zoomed".
  • Overwatchemblem black November 20, 2015 (beta) Patch: Scoped shot damage has been slightly reduced; Scoped shots will now consume 3 bullets instead of 1.


  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.96
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