Reaper can be a tricky hero to pin down, making finding the top 3 Reaper counters in Overwatch 2 a bit more difficult. He can deal tons of damage at close range and with his slew of movement abilities, keeping up might seem impossible. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. With a little help, Gamelevate would love to put you in the driver’s seat in your next match. Hopefully, with the tips you read in this list, we can do just that. So you can go on to dominate your future games against Reaper.
Widowmaker is on the list of the top 3 Reaper counters in Overwatch 2 for a lot of great reasons. But let’s just go over a few really key ones.
Her first big advantage is obviously her range. Reaper likes to be up close and personal in order to be as effective as he wants to be. But putting that distance between her and her enemy allows Widowmaker to safely take shots with little consequence. However, if Reaper tries to sneak up on her, she’s prepared. A simple Grappling Hook and take Widow from the danger zone to a comfy new sniper’s nest.
Another powerful aspect in this matchup is Widowmaker’s ultimate. Reaper can be a rather sneaky hero. While he does like to be up in your face, to get there he normally has to be covert. Using things like Wraith Form and Shadow Step can make him hard to keep track of. But with Infra-Sight, it will allow Widow and her team to make sure he doesn’t make a single move without them knowing about it.
Next we have D.Va, who has earned her spot on the list of the top 3 Reaper Counters in Overwatch 2.
While there are some other great options, D.Va really does it all and is hard to replace. First we have her incredibly tanky nature. Reaper is known for being a “tank killer”, but getting through 350 health plus 300 armor can prove very difficult. But even if he can manage to get that close, Defense Matrix can easily eat up any shots he throws at her. Then, she can use her Fusion Drivers to attack back and force him off a payload or objective.
Her Defense Matrix is used for more than just a few little dings too. Reaper’s ultimate, Death Blossom, is a game-ender. It can easily take out high-health enemies and force them to give control of a key point. But Defense Matrix will easily eat that entire attack. And as long her team is standing behind her, they will also be safe from the onslaught. This quickly changes a game-over moment to a fair fight once his ultimate is down.
Finally we have Moira, who, as far as supports go, is absolutely one of the top 3 Reaper counters in Overwatch 2.
As we went over earlier, Reaper is a tricky hero to try and kill. He is incredibly mobile and can become immune to damage with his Wraith Form. But Moira can still keep up with him pretty easily. While she can’t get around his immunity and doesn’t deal bursts of damage, she can still take him down with little effort.
Dealing damage over time while he is fighting her team allows Moira to help chip away his health. Then, once he tries to Wraith or Step away, she can easily use Fade to chase him down, throw a Biotic Orb on him, and call it a day. Since he will already be so low on health, it will make taking him out a much more simple task. But we can’t mention Fade without talking about Death Blossom in this matchup.
Not every tank player will run D.Va, meaning that it isn’t always a guarantee that Moira and her team will survive every Death Blossom. But normally, Death Blossoms don’t get pentakills, meaning that normally one or two enemies survive. But with Fade, it guarantees that at least one of the survivors will be Moira. Having her own immunity is great, and tacking it onto movement makes for an easy escape plan. That way, once Moira is out of the danger zone, she can meet up with her team and fight back.
The wrap up
Hopefully, you already know how to play one or two of these heroes. And if you do, we’re sure you know how strong they are in this matchup. But if you’ve never touched these heroes, or just never really in this matchup, we highly recommend trying it. Not only will it balance out your hero pool, but it will give you much easier wins against tricky heroes like this one.
So now you can see that these heroes are incredibly powerful against Reaper. Making them all deserving to be on this list of the top 3 Reaper counters in Overwatch 2.
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