Game Info

  • Role Defense Defense
  • Difficulty
Total Armor Shield Health
200 - - 200

Widowmaker equips herself with whatever it takes to eliminate her targets, including mines that dispense poisonous gas, a visor that grants her squad infra-sight, and a powerful sniper rifle that can fire in fully-automatic mode.


  • Widow's Kiss [L-Click], [R-Click]

    Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.

    30 ammunition
    1.5 sec reload
    10 rounds per sec / 0.7 - 2 rounds per sec
    1 round(s) per shot / 3 round(s) per shot
    12 damage / 12 - 120 damage

  • Grappling Hook [Shift]

    Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.

    20 m range
    12 sec cd

  • Venom Mine [E]

    Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.

    15 damage per sec (75 total damage)
    3 m splash damage radius
    5 sec duration
    15 sec cd

  • Infra-Sight(Ultimate Ability) [Q]

    Widowmaker’s 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.

    0.5 sec cast
    15.5 sec duration


  • Real Name Amelie Lacroix
  • Age 33
  • Occupation Assassin
  • Base of Operations Annecy, France
  • Affiliation Talon

Background story

“One shot, one kill.”

Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.

It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife, Amélie. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.

Two weeks later she killed Gérard in his sleep.

Her mission complete, Amélie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. Amélie was gone.

Now, Widowmaker is Talon's most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.



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