Soldier: 76 is one of the original members of Overwatch, a multinational task force created to restore peace and stability to the world after the Omnic Crisis. As a highly skilled and experienced soldier, he was a key member of the team and played a significant role in its early victories.
Soldier 76 was a respected leader and a capable fighter, but he was also haunted by the fall of the organization and the betrayal of one of his closest friends, Gabriel Reyes (who later became the villainous Reaper).
In the events leading up to Overwatch 2, Soldier 76 has been working on his own, trying to uncover the truth behind Overwatch’s collapse and the mysterious organization known as Talon.
Soldier 76’s Abilities
Heavy Pulse Rifle
- Soldier 76’s primary weapon is a fully automatic assault rifle that deals medium-range damage.
- Damage:5.4 – 18
- Falloff range:20 to 50 meters
- Rate of fire:9 rounds per second
- ~0.22 seconds recovery for shoot if stops
- Reload time:1.5 seconds animation
- Soldier 76’s secondary ability fires a barrage of small rockets that can deal high burst damage to a single target or groups of enemies.
- Damage:Direct hit: 120
- Splash: 40-80
- Self: 20-40
- Move. speed:+4 meters per second (enemy after direct hit)
- Projectile speed:50 meters per second
- Area of effect:3 meter radius
- Duration:0.5 seconds recovery for primary
- recovery stops while using melee
- Cooldown:6 seconds
- Soldier 76 can sprint at high speeds without cooldown, allowing him to quickly maneuver around the battlefield.
- Move. speed:+50%
- Soldier 76 can drop a Biotic Field that heals himself and any allies within its radius for a short duration.
- Healing:35 per second
- Area of effect:4.5 meter radius
- Casting time:0.54 seconds (can’t be canceled by enemy)
- Duration:5 seconds
- Cooldown:15 seconds
- Soldier 76’s ultimate ability allows him to lock onto enemies in his line of sight, auto-targeting them and increasing his accuracy, making it easier to eliminate targets.
- Reload time:0.65 seconds
- Casting time:1.2 seconds
- Duration:6 seconds
- Ultimate cost:2310 points
- As a damage hero in Overwatch 2, Soldier 76 is designed to be a versatile and well-rounded hero who can deal consistent damage at medium to long range, while also providing some utility and survivability for himself.
Primary Weapon: Heavy Pulse Rifle
- Soldier 76’s primary weapon is a Heavy Pulse Rifle that fires hitscan, high-damage rounds. This weapon is useful at medium to long range, letting Soldier 76 take duels from a safe distance while dealing a lot of consistent damage.
Mobility Ability: Sprint
- Soldier 76’s Sprint lets him move at an increased speed for as long as he’s holding the key. Sprint can be used to reposition himself, flank enemies, or escape from sticky situations.
Utility Ability: Biotic Field
- Soldier 76’s Biotic Field creates a field that heals himself and nearby teammates over time. Biotic Field can be used to turn duels around and give him enough sustain to win them, it also gives some survivability in team fights.
Secondary Ability: Helix Rockets
- Soldier 76’s Helix Rockets fires a rocket that explodes on impact, dealing damage to enemies in a small area. Helix Rockets are used to finish off low hp enemies, or to burst down tanks.
Ultimate Ability: Tactical Visor
- Soldier 76’s ultimate ability, Tactical Visor, lets him lock onto and automatically aim at enemies in his Line of Sight while also firing his weapon at an increased rate. This ability can be used to quickly eliminate high-value targets or as a win condition to wipe the whole enemy team.
- Overall, Soldier 76’s kit positioning as a damage hero focuses on his versatility and adaptability during a team fight. His kit provides him with a range of tools that can be used to engage enemies from a safe distance, support his team, or deal burst damage to multiple enemies at once. Soldier 76 requires good positioning and game sense to use his abilities effectively, but in the hands of a skilled player, he can be a valuable asset to any team.
- Real Name: John Francis “Jack” Morrison
- Age: Late 40s / early 50s (approx.)
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Soldier (formerly)
- Overwatch commander (formerly)
- Voice Actor: Fred Tatasciore