How to counter Tracer in Overwatch – Dot Esports

Out of the 32 playable heroes on the Overwatch roster, Tracer is one of the most annoying heroes to deal with.

The flanking DPS hero is capable of dealing devastating short-range damage with her pulse pistols, while at the same time having access to powerful movement abilities that let her zip around the battlefield and dodge enemy attacks. She also has one of the smallest hitboxes in the game, making her difficult to kill even though she has a relatively low 150 health pool. Finally, she has a powerful Rewind ability which acts as a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Here are some strategies and heroes that can help you send that annoying Tracer back to her spawn.

Stuns, stuns, and more stuns

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Tracer’s biggest weakness is heroes who have access to stuns. Since Tracer has a very small healthpool, if you can manage to arrest her momentum and keep her still for a few moments, she is quite easy to dispatch. The challenge is landing the stun, since a skilled Tracer will be tracking stun cooldowns and playing around your stun-based character. 

There are a few different heroes who have stuns that act as hard counters to Tracer. Brigitte’s Shield Bash is one of the biggest