Widowmaker, a proficient sniper and hired killer, originated from France and underwent brainwashing and training from the terrorist group Talon. Her former identity was Amélie Lacroix, the wife of Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent responsible for tracking down and eliminating Talon’s leaders. Unfortunately, Gérard met his demise at the hands of a Talon agent, and it was a twisted fate that Widowmaker was the one assigned to assassinate her own husband. Talon’s manipulation and control over her yielded a lethal assassin with exceptional proficiency in wielding a sniper rifle.
- Widowmaker’s primary weapon is a powerful sniper rifle that can deal significant damage from long distances.
- It requires some skill to aim precisely and land headshots, but a skilled Widowmaker player can take out enemies quickly.
- The sniper rifle has a limited clip size and a slow firing rate, so players need to make their shots count.
- Damage: 3.6 – 12 (at 0% power)
- 36 – 120 (at 100% power)
- Falloff range: 70 to 100 meters
- Spread angle: Pinpoint
- Move. speed: -65%
- Rate of fire: Up to 1 seconds to charge
- 0.5 second recovery before it starts charging again
- recovery stops while zoom in
- Ammo: 35
- Ammo usage: 5 per shot
- Reload time: 1.5 seconds animation
- Casting time: 0.9 seconds charging
- 0.32 seconds zoom in/out
- Headshot: ✓ (2.5x multiplier)
- Damage: 3.9 – 13
- Falloff range :20 to 40 meters
- Spread angle:Max: 3.00 degrees
- Rate of fire: 10 rounds per second
- Ammo: 35
- Reload time: 1.5 seconds animation.
- Headshot: ✓
- Widowmaker has a grappling hook that allows her to quickly traverse the map and get to high vantage points.
- This ability can be used for both offensive and defensive purposes, allowing Widowmaker to surprise enemies or retreat from danger.
- The grappling hook has a cooldown, so players need to use it strategically.
- Move. speed: 20 meters per second (pulling speed)
- Max. range: 20 meters
- Cooldown: 12 seconds
- Widowmaker can place a venom mine on the ground, which will deal damage and reveal enemies who pass by it.
- This ability is useful for setting traps and preventing enemies from flanking or sneaking up on Widowmaker.
- The venom mine also has a cooldown, so players need to use it carefully.
- Health: 1
- Damage: 15 per second
- 75 total
- Projectile speed: 20 meters per second
- Area of effect: 3 meter interact radius.
- Casting time: 0.19 s. for throw + 0.78 s. recovery
- Duration: 5 seconds after detonation
- Cooldown: 15 seconds
- Headshot: ✕
- Widowmaker’s ultimate ability is Infra-Sight, which reveals all enemies on the map to her team.
- This ability lasts for a short time and can be incredibly valuable for coordinating attacks or defending objectives.
- Infra-Sight charges slowly over time or faster if Widowmaker lands successful shots on enemies.
- Area of effect: Map-wide
- Casting time: 0.64 seconds
- Duration: 15 seconds
- Ultimate cost: 1540 points
Widowmaker’s Kit Positioning
- Widowmaker is a high skill high reward damage hero in Overwatch 2, designed to fight at long-range. She is picked in long range maps specifically due to her ability to control the fightat a distance using her sniper rifle and abilities.
Primary Weapon: Widow’s Kiss
- Widowmaker’s primary weapon is a powerful sniper rifle that can one shot most characters in the game from a long distance. It requires a lot of skill to get maximum value out of, but a skilled Widowmaker player can use her to her fullest potential. The sniper rifle has a charge up factor, so players need to time their shots properly.
Mobility Ability: Grappling Hook
- Widowmaker’s Grappling Hook gives her the ability to move around the map and get to high grounds. Grappling hook is used to either let her flank and find an off angle or dodge flankers and reposition. This ability has a long cooldown, so it needs to be used carefully.
Utility Ability: Venom Mine
- Widowmaker’s Venom Mine can be placed on any surface. It deals damage and reveals the person who triggered it. This ability is used to find flankers that are flanking Widowmaker. The Venom Mine can be destroyed, However when it is destroyed there is an indicator that can help Widowmaker know someone is nearby.
Ultimate Ability: Infra-Sight
- Widowmaker’s ultimate ability Infra-Sight, reveals all enemies on the map to her team. This ability lasts for a short time and is used to plan fights and give Widowmaker an edge with her shots.
- Overall, Widowmaker’s kit positioning as a damage hero is to let her get picks from far away and having constant pressure with her one shot potential. Her abilities give her mobility and utility. With a high skill ceiling and proper positioning, Widowmaker can be a great pick for people who are looking to play a sniper.
- Real Name: Amélie Lacroix (née Guillard)
- Age: 33
- Nationality: French
- Occupation: Ballet dancer (formerly)
- Voice Actress: Chloé Hollings