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Overwatch 2 Genji Counters: 3 Best Hero Picks

Here is how you can counter Genji in Overwatch 2.

Genji is a damage hero in Overwatch 2 that can be a pain to deal with if you don’t have the right counters. He is especially a problem when you fight against him at close range. But he is quite weak to certain heroes. So in this guide let us check the 3 best heroes to counter Genji in Overwatch 2.

Best Genji Counters in Overwatch 2

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The 3 best counters for Genji in OW 2 are:

  • Pharah
  • Zarya
  • Roadhog

Pharah – Best Genji Counter in Overwatch 2

Starting with Pharah, she is the best counter to Genji, in this game. Not only is she capable enough to deal him enough damage to eliminate him. Genji doesn’t have any proper means of damaging her when using Pharah correctly. Pharah’s abilities allow her to fly easily putting her out of his attack range.

Once she is safe, all she has to do is attack Genji from a distance until he dies. Even her ability Concussive Blast and ultimate Barrage, are good ways to crowd control and eliminate Genji.


Zarya is another great option to counter Genji. Her ultimate when used correctly can be a big problem for him. The Particle Barrier not only protects her from attacks, but every attack she absorbs enhances her weapon’s damage and its beam. So not only are you shielded from his attacks but can use them against him to eliminate him.


Speaking of good counters Roadhog is another excellent option. This is thanks to his Chain Hook and Scrap gun combo. If you are a roadhog main or even have some practice using him. All you have to do is use Chain Hook to pull Genji towards you. Then use your primary or secondary fire of Scrap gun to one-shot Genji. You also have some room for mistakes as Roadhog has a health pool of 700 HP and gets a self-healing ability. So even if you fail to eliminate Genji you can easily disrupt his play.

Try practicing these characters as much as possible, as it will help you time their abilities correctly. Once you are good with them Genji won’t be a problem at all.

That covers this guide on the 3 best counters for Genji in Overwatch 2. If you are interested in learning about more heroes then check out our Counters for Roadhog, Reaper, and Winston.