Evolution of Reaper - Overwatch Meta Archives

April 3, 2022

Reaper, also known as Gabriel Reyes, harks back to the very beginning of Overwatch, solidifying himself in the game and lore as an edgy shotgun-wielding villain shrouded in shadow. Throughout the history of Overwatch, Reaper has been used in various compositions that complement the use of his short-range high-output damage, which is a product of his signature double shotguns.

As the years have come and gone, many minor changes from the devs adjusted Reaper ever so slightly, with a few changing his playstyle entirely. Today, we’re going to look into just how this character has changed and if it was for the better, or for the worse. This is the evolution of Reaper.