Overwatch Genji guide

Genji has one of the most impressive Overwatch kits, allowing him to get up close and personal with enemies while also deflecting incoming fire.

Genji in Overwatch. (Image: Twitter)

Look no further than Genji if you want to try your hand at some new and challenging heroes. The blinding faster warrior is one of Overwatch’s most popular damage characters, and it’s easy to see why. Genji has one of the most impressive Overwatch kits, allowing him to get up close and personal with enemies while also deflecting incoming fire. However, mastering Genji’s abilities will take some time; thankfully, we have the ultimate guide for you.

Genji comes from a long line of ninjas; he is the son of master ninja Sojiro Shimada, as well as the brother of Hanzo, another Overwatch character. Genji initially had little interest in the ninja lifestyle that his predecessors attempted to instil in him; instead, he gravitated toward the jolly teenager life that he desired. This attitude was frowned upon by members of the Shimada ninja clan, but it was eventually changed following his father’s death.

Following Sojiro’s death, Hanzo was ordered to confront Genji in order to persuade him to take an active role in the ninja clan. An altercation erupted between the two, putting Genji on the verge of death. Genji was eventually rescued by Overwatch forces, who offered to restore his body in exchange for his assistance in battle. With little choice and a desire to demolish his father’s ninja empire, Genji acceded to these demands and was restored. Now fighting alongside Overwatch, Genji is one of the force’s naturally gifted combat artists, and his swordsmanship is unrivalled.

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Genji augments his arsenal with two primary weapons: his Shuriken and his sword itself. Genji’s Shuriken can be launched in threes in a straight line or side by side.


Damage: 28

Spread angle: Pinpoint

Projectile speed: 60 meters per second

Rate of fire: 3 shurikens per 0.88 seconds

Ammo: 30

Reload time: 1.5 second

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In addition to his weapons, Genji can deflect incoming fire with his sword and deal a damaging blow with his sword in the form of Swift Strike. Furthermore, Genji’s passive ability allows him to climb most terrain and even double jump!

Passive: Cyber-Agility

Climb on walls and double jump.

Swift Strike

Damage: 50

Move. speed: 50 meters per second

Max. range: 15 meters

Duration: 0.3 seconds

Cooldown: 8 seconds


Area of effect: 1 meter radius (front only)

Duration: 2 seconds

Cooldown: 8 seconds

Genji Ultimate Ability: Dragonblade

Damage: 120

Move. speed: +30% buff

Max. range: 5 meters

Rate of fire: 1 swing per 0.9 seconds

Casting time: 1 second (unsheathing), 0.2 seconds (initial swing), 1 second (sheathing)

Duration: 6 seconds

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