Overwatch: How to Play as Mei, Torbjorn, and Windowmaker Hero Guide

Amongst 21 different Heros in Overwatch, they are categorized into four different section such as Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Those who didn’t get the chance to play the open beta and get familiar with the characters here is a chance to know your character and this guide will show you tips on how each Hero works with attacks, defense, and his Abilities.

How to Play as Mei, Torbjorn, and Windowmaker

How to Play as Mei

Mei features unique effective crowd control options with her ultimate’s wide area of freezing effect and her freeze blaster. Her long range icicle is most effective within 30 meters so she should not be looked at as a viable sniping option.

Mei Abilities

Endothermic Blaster

A short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. You can try to use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range which does a decent amount of damage within range.


You can instantly surround yourself with a block of thick ice for 4 seconds. During this time, your character heals and ignores damage while encased, but remember that you cannot move or use any other abilities.

Ice Wall

This ability generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.


Being the Ultimate Ability, Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area for 5 seconds. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage and for those who linger too long are frozen solid.

  • Mei is Effective Against – Genji, Reinhardt, Winston, D.Va and Bastion
  • Avoid Mei From – Reaper, Windowmaker, and Pharah

How to Play as Torbjorn

Torbjorn is a busy character to play as he will be constantly constructing turrets and armor pickups, collecting scrap, then upgrading and repairing deployed turrets while at the same time keeping enemies at bay with his rivet gun. You can use this player as a good counterpart for Bastion as he can build can repair his turrets and he can upgrade his turret if given time.

Torbjorn Abilities

Rivet Gun

A long Range weapon that ejects Molten Metal for a close range burst.

Forge Hammer

A Multipurpose hammer can be used to build, upgrade and repair turrets, but if you know it can also work as a weapon if you try to swing it.

Build Turret

As the title says, Torbjorn builds an Autocannon from scraps that he collect from dead enemies. You can also use it to repair or upgrade the turrets.

Armor Pack

This is like a supply drop where an armor upgrade is a drop by Torbjorn which can be pickup by his allies and gain up to 75 armor.

Molten Core

Being the Ultimate Ability Torbjorn overheats and gains faster attack rate with Rivet Gun. He also attacks, builds and repairs turrets far faster than normal upgrades a level 2 turret to level 3.

  • Torbjorn is Effective Against – McCree, Genji, and Tracer
  • Avoid Torbjorn From – Junkrat, Windowmaker, and D.Va

How to Play as Windowmaker

Another Sniper range Hero called Widowmaker who is not only a versatile long range shooter but also know for her stability. From her vantage points, she can use her ultimate to mark enemies for her allies. If you stay on the opposite side of the match just make sure to stay away from her.

Windowmaker Abilities

Widow’s Kiss

In this Weapon mode, Windowmaker makes scope-aimed shots at distant targets. If the targets are close to medium range, then the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.

Grappling Hook

If you have played Just Cause then you must know how to use this Ability. Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at and while quickly drawn towards it makes to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.

Venom Mine

When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity. The best place to put these mines is where you feel someone is following you can then leave no clue.


As an Ultimate Ability, Windowmaker recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

  • Windowmaker is Effective Against – Zenyatta, Pharah, and Bastion
  • Avoid Windowmaker From – Pharah, Genji, Reaper, Winston and Tracer