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Overwatch 2 Genji Guide: How To Play (Tips & Strategies)

Check out our guide for some tips and strategies on how to play as Genji in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 has finally been released and features a wide range of recurring and unique characters in the roster. That being said, Genji is one of the most versatile Damage heroes on the roster. So, he can not only obliterate or completely wipe off support characters but also the displacing of the enemy team. But with great abilities and power, comes a great responsibility to use them right. So, check out our guide for some tips and strategies on how to play Genji in Overwatch 2.

How to Play Genji in Overwatch 2 (Tips & Strategies)

Before we delve into the playstyle of this Japanese hero, we need to unlock him, first. You can unlock Genji by completing the tutorial and 1 unranked match. If you win the match, it will count as completing two games. As a Damage hero fighter, the surprise element is the best move Genji has up his sleeves.

  • The Shurikens are the primary weapon of Genji that shoots three projectiles at your enemies.
  • You can sneak behind and throw Shuriken projectiles against your enemies.
  • While the primary fire can shoot three projectiles toward his crosshair, the secondary fire shoots three projectiles in a cone in front of him.
  • We suggest sneaking sideways to damage your enemies. Make a note to not head farther from your team. You can also take a cover from a Support character.
  • If you are looking for some defensive moves, Deflect is the best ability to use. As the name already suggests, it can deflect the damage directed at Genji.
  • But the only drawback is that once you are in the Defensive stance, you cannot attack.
  • All the projectiles that hit you can deflect in the direction you are aiming at. And this ability can affect the shooter as well as their team.
  • That being said, some of the attacks or abilities cannot be deflected at all. This includes Zarya’s hand cannon, Mei’s Endothermic Blaster, Winston’s Tesla Cannon, and Lucio’s Sound wave. Also, make a note that you are not attacked from behind when you activate this ability.

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  • Speaking of his passive ability, Cyber Agility offers two evasive advantages over your enemies.
  • With this ability, Genji can climb flat vertical surfaces by holding the jump button. And the second advantage is the double jump by hitting the jump button when he is already in the air.
  • You can also change the direction of the double jump by holding the direction you want him to jump towards.
  • It can also be used to evade your enemies and surprise them with a sneak attack.
  • Now, here comes the most lethal ability of all, the Swift Strike. With this ability, Genji dashes forward to a fixed distance and damage all his enemies through the way.
  • The cooldown for this ability is reset whenever Genji eliminates another player.
  • Lastly, you can use Genji’s Ultimate ability, Dragonblade, to finish off your opponents. But you need to make sure to use it at the right time.
  • That’s because when you activate this ability, you can no longer use his primary weapon, Shurikens. This primary ability will be replaced with a fast-swinging melee-ranged slash known as Dragonblade.
  • This Ultimate ability can cause high damage to your opponents.
  • While you cannot use Shurinkens, you can inflict combo attacks with Swift Strikes. Alternatively, you can also use Deflect to sneak attack your opponents.

That’s everything covered about how to play as Genji in Overwatch 2. If you liked this guide, check out our more guides on how to play DPS, how to play Tank, and the best heroes for beginners in Overwatch 2 right here on Gamer Tweak.