How to Counter Reaper in Overwatch 2

Reaper counter Overwatch 2 – Whether you play support, tank, or even DPS, the same as the reaper’s class, we guarantee the fact that you will have a hard time playing against Reaper in Overwatch 2. Unless of course, you’ve got a counter-Reaper hero in your Squad.

I myself have played multiple games in which, playing as Junkrat against Reaper was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made.

However, the fact that you’ve got to have another DPS hero on your team, could change things for you in the game, drastically.

In this guide by Frondtech, we’ll elaborate on the different strategically-chosen heroes you could play in order to counter the Reaper in Overwatch 2. Here it is:

How to counter Reaper in Overwatch 2

How to Counter Reaper in Overwatch 2

Firstly, Reaper has its primary weapon as two shotguns, so it’s very obvious that the next thing we’ll recommend is to just try to stay at a distance when in a fight with it.

Secondly, even if you are close range but damaging him pretty heavily, the Reaper also has the shadow-step ability, so he might just teleport out of the fight and show up behind you, and not to mention, the damage on those shotguns is quite hefty. 

Don’t get discouraged, though, there are still a number of things you can do to avoid this situation. If you’re playing Sojourn you could use the Power Slide ability to get away from the Reaper, which again, as the distance increases, the Damage given by Reaper’s shotguns massively decreases.

Pharah, in the game, also has great movement abilities; if you find yourself close to Reaper, you could just use the Power Jet ability and fly away from the problem.

For starters, as mentioned earlier, those shotguns Reaper has, cannot hit the broadside of a barn from a range. This makes it easier to counter the Reaper.

We recommend using a hero that has a ranged weapon that’s got decent damage output, for example, you’ve got Hanzo, Soldier 76, Sojourn, and Widowmaker. All of these heroes have excellent damage output even from a range, which makes them the perfect counters for the Reaper. 

The Reaper’s ultimate ability is a massive concern, however, with the right heroes you could counter it. Sombra’s hack ability can disable his Ultimate, making the reaper a walking target for your team.

Additionally, Roadhog’s Chain hook will interrupt Reapers’ ultimate as well. These are two of the best methods you can use to disable his ultimate, this definitely will cause the enemy team some damage, as one of their DPS heroes just wouldn’t be able to perform. 

That’s pretty much everything we had regarding how you could counter Reaper in the game Overwatch 2, we’ll be covering a number of guides for Overwatch 2 and a lot of other games, and we hope this guide has helped you! See you all in the next one!

If you think this guide has helped, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Overwatch 2 guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!

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Last Updated on October 19, 2022

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