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Overwatch Role Symbols Explained: The Meaning of Overwatch Find Group Symbols

Now you will always be sure what role these symbols correspond to in Overwatch

Symbol Role Heros Description


  • D.Va
  • Orisa
  • Reinhardt
  • Roadhog
  • Winston
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Zarya

This shield icon stands for tank. You are the backbone of the team, able to take and block a lot of damage. Make space for your team and facilitate your DPS teammates in securing kills.


  • Ana
  • Brigitte
  • Lúcio
  • Mercy
  • Moira
  • Zenyatta

This cross icon stands for support. You provide healing for your team, so your value comes through staying alive to be able to support your teammates.

Damage (DPS)

  • Bastion
  • Doomfist
  • Genji
  • Hanzo
  • McCree
  • Mei
  • Pharah
  • Reaper
  • Soldier: 76
  • Symmetra
  • Torbjörn
  • Tracer
  • Widowmaker

This icon of 3 bullets stands for damage (colloquially DPS or damage per second). You are the primary damage output of the team and should be dealing the majority of the final blows.

All (Flex)

  • Every hero, ya dingus

This icon of 3 fireballs stands for all heroes (colloquially flex). You can play any hero. Fill with the character that would best complete your team comp. If your team is being destroyed by a certain hero, switch to their counter.

Published: Friday, November 2, 2018


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