I have a couple questions regarding rocket jumping in Overwatch

  • How do you do a successful rocket jump? What are the inputs and their order?
  • Do different characters have different ways to optimize their distance/height with rocket jumping? If so, what are the order of inputs?
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    It's a little unclear from the question as to what a good answer would be - are you asking for Zarya, or for how rocket jumping works in general. It might be better to have the question 'Who can "Rocket Jump" in Overwatch?', and to ask in the body the technique for doing it with each character. This lends itself to a complete answer across all heroes.
    – Samthere
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:40
  • @Samthere They ask how it works and are giving Zarya as an example of a hero they probably use often than has the ability at their disposal, and thus would like to see an answer that contains that example. Oct 12, 2016 at 8:44
  • @ИвоНедев I understand the intent of the question, and I don't mean to suggest by "unclear" that it should be closed. I just meant to suggest an optional edit to the asker that might invite more detailed, high quality answers. :)
    – Samthere
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:46
  • @Samthere I see what you mean and I will try to edit it for better questions. Looking at ИвоНедев answer, it seems characters have different ways to maximize their jump - which I was totally unaware of - so I will try to edit it to make a better questions for better answers
    – bmarkham
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:52
  • @Samthere I just edited the question, is this more of what you mean?
    – bmarkham
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:57

1 Answer 1


It kind of comes to you naturally when you try it a couple of times. Besides Zarya, Soldier and Bastion (in Tank configuration) are also quite good at rocket jumping.

The order is: Look down -> Jump ->(Immediately after the jump, but a bit of distance off the ground) Alternative fire.

It also works for Phara, but not only with her rockets (though they work just fine and give plenty of upwards lift). I'm a Phara main and hardly ever see this used: Make sure the sky is clear, and there is nothing to stop you as you go really high really fast -> Look down -> and use both her abilities at the same exact time.

This boosts you really really high in the sky, I've been called hacker and glitcher once or twice because of this.

  • If you spin and don't look directly down, you can cover some awesome distance with this combo. I usually do it to gap close or rush back to the team if I over extend and die. I really gotta work on my overextending :P
    – KizTrap
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:22
  • I've edited the question if you'd like to edit your answer as well
    – bmarkham
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:58
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    @npst He does in tank mode
    – blgt
    Oct 12, 2016 at 11:05
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    @npst Only while he's ulting.
    – Mage Xy
    Oct 12, 2016 at 13:29
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    @DCShannon I believe that would be both of her abilities, the rocket jump and concussive blast. So it would be the shoulder buttons L1 + R1 (LB + RB).
    – Virusbomb
    Oct 12, 2016 at 14:17

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