Overwatch 2 Kiriko Counters: 3 Best Hero Picks

Karan Pahuja
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Kiriko can be a very powerful Support in Overwatch 2, especially if you don’t know how to counter her. In fact, thanks to the critical damage of her Kunai for headshots, she almost can be used as a Damage character. But like every other character, she too has some weaknesses that if you use them against her, will give you an advantage. So in this guide let us check the best Hero counters for Kiriko in Overwatch 2.

How To Counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2 – Best Heroes

overwatch 2 best kiriko counters

There are two ways you can counter Kiriko in OW2, and that depends on the class your character as. You can either play as a Damage character that has excellent damage or the capability to one-shot her. Or you can play as a Tank like Winston, not only is it hard for Kiriko to aim for his head. But he can also do plenty of damage to the rest of her team. These are the characters you should use against her.

  • Widowmaker
  • Winston
  • Sombra

Widowmaker – Best Kiriko Counter in Overwatch 2

Widowmaker is undoubtedly the best counter to Kiriko for multiple reasons. Widowmaker is a sniper, so with a single headshot, she can eliminate Kiriko before she even gets a chance to teleport. Secondly, Widowmaker gets the advantage of long-range, so even if Kiriko manages to spot her. It is no good if she can’t land her Kunai on her head. So in a 1v1 fight, Kiriko will almost always lose unless if she is too close to Widowmaker.


Unlike Widowmaker, Winston is not a direct counter to Kiriko in terms of a 1v1 fight. He serves the purpose of making things difficult for Kiriko. Kiriko can only heal one character at a time. So no matter if you are attacking multiple enemies using Tesla Cannon, Jump Pack, or Primal Rage. It can overwhelm Kiriko for healing her teammates. Thus allowing your teammates to attack her, while she is focused on healing instead of fighting.


Sombra is more of a tricky counter for her because you need to be fast. When using Sombra, you need to use your Hack effectively in order to disable her ability to teleport to her teammates. If you are successful at that you basically force her to fight 1v1 against you. But as Sombra, you need to fight more carefully, because unlike Widowmaker you do not get the advantage of long-range. But since you are taking the fight with Kiriko after using Hack, her passive will give you a 40% damage boost. So you should be able to defeat Kiriko as long as you avoid getting hit by her Kunai on your head.

That covers this guide on how to counter Kiriko in Overwatch 2 and the 3 best heroes for it. Don’t forget to check our counters for Zarya and Sombra. And for help on other topics of this game check out our Overwatch 2 Wiki.

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