Team Roles

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Team Roles are the roles each player plays in a team. They are separate from the categories that Heroes are split into in-game.


DPS DPS[edit]

The DPS roles are usually filled by heroes that deal the most damage. Offense and Defense heroes are typically played by the DPS role.

Flex Flex[edit]

The Flex role on a team is usually filled by players that play Offtanks such as Zarya, Dva and Roadhog, as well as players that switch between these heroes and other characters often played by the DPS role.

Tank Tank[edit]

The Tank role on a team is filled by the player that is playing the Main Tank in the composition. Typically Main Tank heroes are thought to be Reinhardt, Winston and sometimes Orisa.

Support Support[edit]

The Support role is played by people playing characters that can heal other players (or support them in other ways). Historically, the Support role has been split into Lucio players, and a secondary support that can play the rest of the Support cast. The heroes typically played by the Support members of a team are the Support heroes, Sombra and sometimes Torbjorn.