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After playing Overwatch for a while, a few questions have probably crossed your mind at least once:
How tall are these heroes?
How old are they? Have you been playing a tiny ancient being or a tall teenage hero?
If you have ever geeked out about this, you are in the perfect place, as I am here to tell you how tall and old these heroes are.
I’ve also included tables and answers to FAQ related to this topic.
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Does character height and age affect gameplay?
While height and age affect our game choices, when we need to pick our favorite characters, they don’t directly influence the gameplay.
As such, there’s no best character regarding height and age.
You can still accomplish a lot with every Overwatch hero, regardless of how tall or short they are. So there’s no advantage to picking the tallest or shortest characters.
Ultimately, it comes down to how well you work with them and your other team members to take down the enemy team each round.
While knowing each hero’s abilities and how they work, knowing more about them can help you connect with them. After all, the best Overwatch characters are the ones you connect with the most.
Find that character you enjoy, love, and practice with them like there is no tomorrow.
Keep reading to learn how tall your favorite hero is and just how truly ancient that opposing hero is that keeps wrecking you each game!
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Overwatch Hero Official Heights
First up, we have the heights for the heroes in Overwatch.
Compared to modern humans, a fair number of the Overwatch heroes clock in well over the average height, with Bastion reaching a staggering 7’3”.
Most of them, though, are still around normal human heights, though as some heights are unknown for several heroes, it is impossible to know if they also conform to the heights of the human race.
Mei is one of the only ones that fit today’s height standards, as she is 5’3” or 1.6m and is a Chinese native.
That is right at the very end of the average Chinese female height, which is 5’1” – 5’3”.
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Unconfirmed Hero Heights: Ashe, Baptiste, Echo, Kiriko, Ramattra, Sigma, Sojourn, and Wrecking Ball.
|Hero Name||Height (Imperial)||Height (Metric)|
|Winston||7’3” (Upright) | 5’7” (Normal)||2.2m (Upright) | 1.7m (Normal)|
Overwatch Hero Ages
Now that you know how tall most of the Overwatch heroes are, it is time to find out how old these heroes are.
Only estimated age periods are available for heroes like Junker Queen, Kiriko, Ramattra, and Sojourn.
Echo also has their age classified alongside their birth date.
There is no real set age group for the heroes in Overwatch as they go as young as Wrecking Ball, who is 14, all the way up to Sigma, who is 62. That is not counting Orisa, who is extremely young, or Echo, whose age we are not given.
A few fun facts about Overwatch hero ages include Mei’s chronological age of 40. Still, her biological age is 31.
Then there’s Orisa, who is only one month old. But since she’s a robot, her age is kind of weird.
|Hero Name||Age (Years)||Birth Year|
|Junker Queen||35 – 40||2036 – 2041|
|Ramattra||20 – 30||2046 – 2056|
|Sojourn||Early – Mid 50s||2020s|
Now you know how tall and old the heroes you play in Overwatch are, which is not super important information, is still one of those fun little facts to bounce around in your brain.
If you found this article helpful and enjoyed it, check out some of my other articles, like this one about the best settings for Overwatch. Until next time, happy gaming!
How to find the height of each Overwatch character?
I’ve found that the best way to find a character’s height is to find the official cosplay reference guides released by Blizzard entertainment. This is what I did for this guide.
However, the guides don’t cover every character. Also, some of the guides don’t include height information. And, unfortunately, it looks like Blizzard stopped making these for new heroes a while ago.
Still, I’ve referenced these official guides as much as possible for this article.
Why Are Some Overwatch Heroes So Tall?
While there may be no official answer for why some of the Overwatch heroes reach such grandiose heights, getting as tall as 7’4” or 2.23m, it is likely that in the future, we will reach higher heights because as health and lifestyles improve, so do heights.
Humans today are, on average, 4 inches taller than people from the 1800s.
Another possible reason certain heroes are so massive is their armor, adding on some additional inches. It is unclear if the heights we are provided with include their armor, though there is no evidence to point to the contrary.
Who is the Oldest Overwatch Hero?
The oldest character is Sigma, 62, a spry fighter who gives anyone a run for their money.
Hailing from the Netherlands, the famed astrophysicist uses his gravity powers, gained after an experiment went wrong.
Since then, he has fought for Talon, who manipulates him to do their bidding.
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Who is the Youngest Overwatch Hero?
The youngest Overwatch hero is the robot tank known as Orisa, who is a resounding 1-month-old.
That is correct, Orisa is that young, but you would never be able to tell when playing her because she sounds like a tough killer robot. Since her activation, she has been fighting and is already a great fighter.
Who is the Tallest Overwatch Hero?
There is a tie for the tallest Overwatch hero between Reinhardt and Orisa, reaching a staggering height of 7’4” or 2.23m.
Behind them are Bastion, Roadhog, and Winston (when standing upright), each of which stands 7’3” or 2.2m. Several other heroes are also over 7’ tall, including Junker Queen and Doomfist.
Who is the Shortest Overwatch Hero?
The shortest hero in Overwatch is Torbjorn, who is only 4’7” or 1.4m tall, which makes sense considering he is a short dwarf-looking character.
He is eight inches shorter than the next shortest heroes, Lucio and Mei, who are both 5’3” or 1.6m tall.
How Many Heroes are Currently Available to Play?
Currently, in 2022, there are 36 players available for play.
This includes new characters added in the latter half year of 2022.
Ramattra, the latest addition to the list of playable characters, was released on December 6th, 2022.
Ramattra is a tank hero fighting for peace for the Omnics and a strong character to add to any Overwatch team.
Ramattra is a dual-class hero who excels both as a healer for the entire team and as an omnic tank character who can deal heavy damage to enemy players.
Before Ramattra, the ninja healer Kiriko was added on September 15th, 2022.
Who is the Best Overwatch Hero?
Who the best Overwatch hero tends to change with each season, though some are still enjoyed within the community regardless of the season’s favored few.
Community favourite characters include heroes like Mercy, Soldier: 76, Tracer, D. Va, Lucio, Widowmaker, Orisa, and Doomfist.
Who is the strongest Tank character in Overwatch?
Roadhog is the most powerful tank.
His primary weapon is the Chain Hook which effectively pulls enemies into close range before he shreds them with his Scrap Gun.
The Shrap Gun deals high damage to a widespread area.
Roadhog is an easy character to play and great for new players looking to dish out massive damage behind enemy lines.
Especially if you boost his health with Take a Breather.
Also, his ultimate ability – Whole Hog – is effective when you want to knock enemies back at close range. This is a great option for crowd control.
However, since he doesn’t have any damage barrier, he doesn’t work well as a supporting character for protecting your team from incoming fire.
The lack of a barrier makes him an easy target. But the grappling hook is great for gripping a single character from the enemy team and blast him/her with a lot of damage.
Pair him up with support heroes – such as Kiriko – who can heal him when he reaches low health, and you’ve got a great combo!
Why is Echo’s Age Classified?
It is less than Echo’s age is classified and more so of the fact that she is an AI created to help defeat the Omnics, so age is essentially meaningless here.
However, based on lore and the rough time when she was likely created, we can infer that she is a young girl. At the very most, she is 29 years old but could be as young as eight years and possibly even younger.
Ultimately, she is a timeless being; thus, it is unlikely we will ever truly know her age.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jan has played video games since the early 1980s. He loves getting immersed in video games as a way to take his mind off stuff when the outside world gets too scary. A lifelong gamer, the big interest led to a job as a lecturer on game sound at the University of Copenhagen and several written articles on video games for magazines.