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[e][h] Winston
"Imagination is the essence of discovery."
Hero Information
Real Name:
Scientist, Adventurer
Base of Operations:
Overwatch (formerly)
Voiced by:
Crispin Freeman
Release Date:
Base Stats
350 health / 150 armor

"Winston" is a Tank class hero in Overwatch.


Tesla Cannon
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Winston’s weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.
 ~8 yards
 60 damage per second
Jump Pack
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self, Enemies
Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.
6 seconds
 5-45 (Based on enemy distance on landing)
Shield Projector
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Winston’s shield projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the shield can return fire from within it.
13 seconds
Shield Strength:
Primal Rage
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Self
Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.
Jump Pack Cooldown:
 10 seconds
 40 per swing
 2 Seconds


A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity's potential.

The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity's renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.

One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists' experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.

But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.

Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.


  • It is possible to see Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness running on Winston's computer on the first animated short, Recall.
  • Voiced by Crispin Freeman

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