Who is the most popular Overwatch character?

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Who is the most popular? Tracer right? Widowmaker? Ana? Well not close yet. Overwatch characters indeed have their popularity, you can always see artists, cosplayers, and fans showing their appreciation for their favorite Overwatch hero, these factors can make this question a very tricky one: who's the most popular?

There are a lot of ways to attempt to get this data and its hard to get right, but we searched through Google Trends in an attempt to know what character "trends" the most, showing which term is entered the most into Google search relative to the total number of searches in a certain period.

The results using Google Trends for "overwatch <hero name here>" over the last 90 days says that Mercy is the one who on average trended the most, followed by D.Va and other characters.

Depending on what you consider popularity, the result will be wrong, but again there is more than just a way to get this kind of data.

For a more visual way of showing Overwatch statistics, we designed a small infographic! We attempted to get recent data on the game and below the infographic, you're able to see the sources, keep in mind that we are not related to Blizzard and by no means we can provide accurate information over the real game analytics.

Infographic about Overwatch statistics, detailed on the post

Character pick rate is from Overbuff, player count from playercounter.com, and character popularity from Google Trends, for any issue with the data feel free to contact us.

Is Bastion forgotten?

Bastion has under 0.3% pick rate through all ranks in the last 3 months, according to Overbuff, this is very low when you compare it to a pick rate of 12.10% on Reinhardt, so is Bastion just forgotten by the players?

Overwatch has different changing metas through times, and it does happen that sometimes certain heroes are less favorable for that meta, and 0.3% is still a lot of people! But Bastion situation didn't just happen from day to night, it's been some time since the character got in this state, and although there is a lot of Bastion mains enjoying the hero, this pick rate is still under what would be expected.

Bastion is one of the heroes who could get a rework, to be able to stop being a hero most used in specific situations and give fans a sign of life from the Overwatch team.

Most popular Overwatch subreddits

Which are the best family-friendly Overwatch subreddits? Over time the game gained a lot of new subreddits and communities all over the internet, making it even possible for you to find people who like to play the same hero as you do.


It is the main subreddit for Overwatch, where you can find all things Overwatch-related, from clips to artwork, comics, and more.


A subreddit with content more focused on esports and competitively learning the game, it has more clips and discussions


The same as above, but it seems to have more discussions on the community, and replies are expected to be serious


A more laid-back subreddit for memes doesn't allow low-effort content and it's a great place to get out of boredom.


Focused on discussions and content related to the Console version of Overwatch


A place where players can join an Overwatch team or find people to join their team


Artworks and content about the Overwatch universe


Bored of the default modes? This subreddit is a great place for those who love playing or creating custom games.


Subreddit made for those who enjoy Overwatch fan arts or who are artists themselves.


Apparently automated subreddit to catch up on the Overwatch League


Discussions about the game story, a great place to ask any questions related to the game lore


A subreddit made just for Overwatch Cosplays


Discussions about the game sequel


Theory crafting of new Overwatch heroes


Female players of Overwatch

Sadly there's a lot of subreddits that stopped being active or were just active for a short period, there are still more communities active so it's worth searching if you didn't find what you wanted on this list.

Hero Overwatch subreddits

A lot of heroes gained their own home on Reddit, it can be a good idea to visit these subreddits if you want to learn a new hero or want to know more about the hero you like the most. Most of these subreddits also have their own Discord channel or another social media for more discussions.

r/LucioMains: This is the biggest Overwatch hero subreddit out there! https://www.reddit.com/r/luciomains/

r/MercyMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/MercyMains/

r/SymmetraMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/SymmetraMains/

r/ZaryaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/ZaryaMains/

r/ZenyattaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/ZenyattaMains/

r/ReinhardtMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/ReinhardtMains/

r/AnaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/AnaMains/

r/McCreeMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/McCreeMains/

r/BaptisteMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/BaptisteMains/

r/MoiraMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/MoiraMains/

r/RoadhogMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/RoadhogMains/

r/HanzoMain: https://www.reddit.com/r/HanzoMain/

r/WinstonMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/WinstonMains/

r/SigmaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/SigmaMains/

r/Soldier76Mains: https://www.reddit.com/r/Soldier76Mains/

r/AsheMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/AsheMains/

r/WreckingBallMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/WreckingBallMains/

r/GenjiMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/GenjiMains/

r/TracerMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/tracermains/

r/JunkRatMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/JunkRatMains/

r/ReaperMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/ReaperMain/

r/EchoMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/EchoMains/

r/DoomfistMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/doomfistmains/

r/PharahMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/PharahMains/

r/WidowmakerMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/WidowmakerMains/

r/BrigitteMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/BrigitteMains/

r/OrisaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/orisamains/

r/TobjornMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/TorbjornMains/

r/SombraMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/SombraMains/

r/MeiMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/MeiMains/

D.Va has two:

r/DvaMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/DvaMains/

r/HanaSong: https://www.reddit.com/r/HanaSong/

Who is missing from this list? Well maybe Overwatch forgot him, but we won't!

r/BastionMains: https://www.reddit.com/r/BastionMains/

There are more communities on other social media, this isn't exclusive to Reddit, and although we listed a ton of subreddits, you may find even more doing your search!

Is there any Overwatch data you would like to see? Let us know!

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