How to Unlock Genji in Overwatch 2

How do I unlock the cyber ninja?

by Noah Nelson


If you’ve heard of Overwatch, odds are you know who Genji is. Known for his ninja cyborg body, Genji is one of the coolest-looking characters in Overwatch 2. And while Genji is one of the more difficult Heroes to play in Overwatch 2, he is one of the most fun to play. Here is how to unlock Genji in Overwatch 2.

How to Unlock Genji in Overwatch 2

Yes, you need to unlock Genji in Overwatch 2. If you never played Overwatch 1, you need to unlock the original roster of Heroes. If you have played Overwatch 1, all Heroes will be unlocked the second you begin playing.

Luckily, Genji is the first character you will unlock in Overwatch 2. And unlocking him is very easy. To unlock Genji, all you need to do is complete one game.

You can play any game mode that Overwatch 2 offers. Custom Games or Practice vs. AI are the only exceptions; those game modes don’t count towards unlocking Heroes. You also won’t be able to play Ranked games until you’ve unlocked that.


How to Play Genji in Overwatch 2

Once you have Genji unlocked, you’ll need to know how to play as him. Genji has two main damage options: Shuriken and Fan of Blades. The Shuriken attack throws three ninja throwing stars at your enemies. The Fan of Blades attack throws three shurikens at once in a forward arc.

For abilities, Genji has Deflect which allows him to block melee attacks and redirect incoming projectiles towards where you’re looking. Swift Strike is an ability that allows Genji to dash forward and inflict damage on enemies.

Genji also has Cyber-Agility which allows him to climb walls and double jump. Finally, Genji’s ultimate is Dragonblade and it equips him with a deadly melee weapon for an extended period of time.

To master Genji, you must hit your attacks and use your abilities wisely. If you are looking for more Hero guides like how to master D.Va, visit our Overwatch 2 page for more.

Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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