Soldier: 76 (Imperialish: Support) is a playable hero in Overwatch. With his heavy pulse rifle and sprint ability, Support is one of the most versatile heroes in the game, whose effectiveness is entirely dependent on the skill of the user, free of superfluous gimmicks.
Through an unfixed bug in the game, Support is mislabeled as an “Offense” hero in the hero selection screen when he is, in fact, meant to be under the “Support” category. Support’s sprint ability allows him to quickly travel to injured teammates and deploy his main ability, the biotic field, which provides a fast area-of-effect heal.
Though his net healing rate is outclassed by the likes of Mercy and Lucio, Support’s heavy pulse rifle puts out some of the highest DPS in the game, provided the user can track well. This, combined with his versatile helix rocket and utility ultimate ability, allows the OPERATOR to maintain maximum damage output and objective time while keeping important teammates healthy. This means that the Reinhardt and Zarya holding the frontlines down will continue to stay healthy and dangerous, while the level 9 Genji and two career Hanzos on the team berate the others for not having a more robust healing hero as they wage war against the local walls and flora.
“Soldier 69 is boring as hell. He doesn’t do anything except run. Gee, thanks. He can shoot, too, but you have to aim, though sometimes you don’t have to. He has an egg that he can put on the floor and if you stand in the yolk, it heals you. If you right-click, you can kill yourself.” –Smacksay, 2016