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Zarya is a Tank hero in Overwatch 2. Read on to learn more about Zarya, their weapons and abilities, their patch notes history, their backstory, and more!

Zarya Latest Buffs and Nerfs

May 5, 2022 Patch Notes

Zarya Patch Notes (May 5, 2022)
Graviton SurgeGraviton Surge
・Duration: 4 > 3.5 secs

Particle Barrier and Projected Barrier

April 26 2022 ・Both share a 2 charge system and a shorter cooldown of 10 seconds.
・Cooldown now begins after the ability is used instead of when the barrier ends.
・Durations increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds.
・The Projected Barrier cannot be used again on the same ally until a 2 second cooldown finishes.


April 26 2022 ・Decay Rate has been increased from 1.8 to 2.2 per second.

Zarya Hero Profile

Basic Information

Overwatch 2 - ZaryaZarya
Role: Tank Hero Icon Tank
Ranking: S Rank Icon
Total HP: 475
・250 (Base Health)
・225 (Base Shields/Armor)

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Other Info

Name Aleksandra Zaryanova
VA Dolya Gavanski
Age 28
Nationality Russian
Affiliation Russian Defense Forces (formerly), Volskaya Industries (temporarily), Overwatch

Zarya Weapons and Abilities

Zarya Main Weapon

Particle CannonParticle Cannon Primary Fire
Description: Short-range linear beam weapons.
Secondary Fire
Description: Energy grenade launcher.

Zarya Abilities

Particle BarrierParticle Barrier Type: Ability
Shield: 200
Effect: Create a damage barrier around you.
Currently UnavailableProjected Barrier Type: Ability
Shield: 200
Effect: Create a damage barrier around an ally.
EnergyEnergy Type: Passive
Effect: Damage blocked by barriers increases Particle Cannon damage.
Graviton SurgeGraviton Surge Type: Ultimate
Duration: 3.5 secs
Effect: Launch a gravity well that pulls enemies to it.
Role: TankRole: Tank Type: Passive
Effect: Reduces knockbacks received. Less ultimate generated by healing and damage received.

Zarya Story

Omnic Crisis

Zarya Overwatch 2 Story
Earlier in the Omnic Crisis, Aleksandra Zaryanova was born in a small village in Siberia. Unfortunately, it was devastated by the conflict, and seeing the destruction, she swore to become stronger. She became an athlete, training tirelessly, but during her tournament, her home was attacked and her life was thrust into war. She became a soldier, protecting others and a symbol to her fellow warriors!

Russian Defense Forces

Trading her life as a future professional athlete for a life in the military, she spent most of her time on the front lines battling Omnics. She made her way to Sergeant, making her a symbol of strength for many of her fellow soldiers.

Searching for Sombra

After Talon's attack on Volkskaya Industries, Zarya was tasked with finding the main culprit, Sombra. This took her all over the world from Lijiang Tower to Numbani, and finally, in Dorado.

Joining Overwatch

With Omnics staging a successful frontal assault, the defense forces had to abandon the forntline including Zarya's hometown. After getting permisison to save her town alone, she fought a losing battle against the Omnics until Cassidy saved her.

After the battle, Cassidy invited Zarya to join the newly re-established Overwatch; which she accepts.

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