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How to Counter Venture in Overwatch 2

Find out which Tank, DPS and Support heroes best counter Venture in Overwatch 2.



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Wondering who are the best counters for Venture? Venture is a damage hero introduced in Overwatch 2 Season 10 and they’re an archeologist with a deep passion for uncovering history’s mysteries. Their playstyle is pretty unique and fun, especially with Drill Dash which can close the gap on enemies and knock them back, or the Burrow which provides a quick escape from danger. However, if you’re having trouble countering this hero, we’ve got some recommendations for the best hero picks to counter Venture in Overwatch 2.

Best Venture Counters in Overwatch 2

Several heroes can effectively counter Venture in Overwatch 2, depending on your playstyle and the situation.


D.Va’s Defense Matrix can absorb Venture’s projectiles, and since Venture is a fast-paced hero, D.Va’s high mobility lets her chase down or escape from Venture whenever needed. She can keep Venture busy which gives them less time to dive the backline.


Pharah’s aerial mobility lets her attack Venture from a distance against which Venture’s close-range attacks can prove to be ineffective. Her splash damage from rockets can also disrupt Venture’s positioning and force them to retreat. So, if you’re a damaged-boosted Pharah hovering in the skies, you can put pressure on an enemy Venture and potentially force them to switch.


Another flying hero, Echo, can prove to be useful against Venture. While their Burrow ability can make them temporarily invulnerable, once they’re out, you can use your sticky bombs and focusing beam to get the kill, while also escaping immediately with flight.

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Soldier 76

Soldier 76’s sustained fire and healing ability can help pressure Venture and heal your team in fights. The rockets will come in handy to finish off the opponent but if you miss, chances are that the Venture will drill dash into you, so be careful.


Widowmakers can take down Venture with well-aimed shots from afar. But if you’re on a map where high ground can be easily accessed by a Drill Dashing Venture, you need to play very carefully and keep your grapples ready to escape.


Sombra’s hack can disable Venture’s movement abilities, leaving them vulnerable to attack from the entire team. Once you’ve sent your virus and hacked Venture, land some shots and use your translocator to get away if your health gets drained too much.


Tracer’s blinks allow her to dodge Venture’s attacks and harass them from behind. Due to the slower shots from the Smart Excavator compared to Tracer’s Pulse Pistols, Ventures can find it hard to take you on in team fights.


Baptiste’s Immortality Field has a chance to protect teammates from Venture’s ultimate ability, Tectonic Shock. Moreover, his jump ability can also help you evade Venture if timed correctly and the group healing will come in handy if Venture’s too close to your team.

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Ana’s sleep dart can disable Venture and stop their momentum although it can be hard to land each time. Of course, Ana is a good pick to nano-boost a DPS or Tank player to unleash powerful attacks, especially against a Venture if need be.


Lifeweaver’s Petal Platform ability can protect allies from Venture’s combo attacks and if a Venture comes too close for comfort, the Thorn Volley will help rapidly fire a spread of projectiles. Lastly, the Tree of Life is a powerful ultimate that provides continued healing to the team, making it tougher for a Venture to get kills in a group.

It’s important to note that countering Venture effectively often involves teamwork and good comms. With these heroes, you can counter a Venture in Overwatch 2 and lead your team to a win.

Maria is a part-time gamer, part-time painter and full-time Otaku. Her love for Anime started with Pokemon as she watched and drew Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and other cute Pokemon. Upon finding out about the games she became a big RPG fan. However, RPGs aren't the only type of game she likes. You can also find her maining Mileena, Kitana, and Johnny Cage in MK1.

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