Defense! *stomp stomp* Defense!

If you’re a gamer then you know what Overwatch is. Heck, even if you aren’t a gamer you’ve probably heard of it. The game has surpassed over 30 million active players and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. But should you be one of the rare individuals who isn’t familiar, allow me to catch you up real quick: Overwatch is a multiplayer first person shooter video game with a strong emphasis on teamwork. The game features a wide array of unique characters which results in a lot of fun and wacky team combinations.

Fans of the game are crazy about it and with such a broad selection of heroes to play, everyone has a favorite. People love their favorite heroes so much they decide to take it a step further and cosplay as them. Nowadays it’s nearly impossible to visit a gaming or comic convention and not see a multitude of Overwatch cosplayers. That’s where I come in. I’m a massive fan of both Overwatch and cosplay, thus I took it upon myself to dive into the bowels of Instagram and find some of the best Overwatch cosplayers out there.

I’ll be posting four Overwatch cosplay galleries, featuring each of the four types of heroes: Offense, defense, tank and support. Today’s feature: defense heroes!

Please no Genji. Please no Genji. Please no Genji.

NERF SCATTERED SHOT! I may or may not have personal feelings about this.

Making Reapers hate their big ole heads since day one.

Causing mischief and mayhem at Australian beaches is a summer pastime.

It’s hard to just sit around knowing there’s someone out there that needs to be blown up!

DIE SATAN!

Oh a different skin and it’s super cute! Nope. Nope. Still Satan underneath.

My favorite character to enrage the masses with.

Is a date worth it if she kills me afterward? Tempting. Tough decisions ahead.

Check out more of DaWaifu’s Widowmaker cosplay.

Pretty but deadly. C’est la vie.