When trying to decide what hero to pick into an unsure match-up, players can often be left confused as to what hero they can choose to counter powerhouses on the enemy team. Heroes like Zenyatta can be hard to beat, especially when they have their ultimate up. For players looking for a much easier win against heroes like that, here are the top 3 heroes that counter Zenyatta.
#3 counter to Zenyatta: Widowmaker
Widowmaker is a prime hero to help get rid of Zenyatta. Since she can easily one-shot him with a properly placed headshot, your team can be sure that he won’t have the time to use his ultimate. This is guaranteed to take him out of the game and allow her team to push forward for the win.
One concern players may have when taking Widowmaker is that she takes a fair amount of skill, especially when trying to get a headshot on a champion that likes to bob and weave a lot. Because of that, it is best that players feel comfortable with the hero first. If a Widowmaker happens to miss her shot onto an enemy Zenyatta, he can easily heal back up and use his ultimate for an upcoming fight. This makes it much more difficult to win with a hero like Widowmaker.
#2 counter to Zenyatta: Tracer
Tracer is another solid hero to pick into Zenyatta and is certainly easier to play than Widowmaker. Tracer excels at dealing short bursts of damage that can easily kill squishy and low-health opponents, especially when she has her Pulse Bomb available. These short bursts are all Tracer needs in order to take out a hero like Zenyatta since he has such little health. Because Tracer can get so close to Zenyatta with little worry, she can empty her Pulse Pistols with little concern of missing her shots.
When picking Tracer into Zenyatta, it is important to be sure to take him out as soon as possible. This is because if he has even a moment to use his ultimate, all of her damage will be negated. Due to this, it is best to catch Zenyatta off guard by sneaking up from behind the enemy team and then using Recall to easily escape the barrage of attacks with no issue.
#1 counter to Zenyatta: Roadhog
Last but not the least, Roadhog is a great tank to choose when facing a Zenyatta. This is because of his Chain Hook, which allows him to pull champions toward him so that he can easily one-shot them with his Scrap Gun. While it may not seem like the perfect counter, it is much more useful than what players may think. Once Roadhog lands a hook into Zenyatta, Zenyatta will not be able to use his ultimate, giving Roadhog the opportunity to quickly take him out before he can even use his Transcendence.
Because Roadhog’s team will be heavily relying on him to help negate the enemy Zenyatta ultimate, it is vital that he lands his Chain Hook. If he misses it, then it is a good chance for Zenyatta and his team to try and make a play to take the game away and win when shields are down.